SBRS: Reno final qualifying

FIRST AND SECOND IN POINTS ARE FIRST AND SECOND ON THE GRID Mastronardi, Hill Top Qualifiers in Penultimate Round RENO, Nev. (Oct. 18, from Rick Roso) - Championship protagonists Rino Mastronardi and Derek Hill will share the front row for round...

FIRST AND SECOND IN POINTS ARE FIRST AND SECOND ON THE GRID Mastronardi, Hill Top Qualifiers in Penultimate Round RENO, Nev. (Oct. 18, from Rick Roso) - Championship protagonists Rino Mastronardi and Derek Hill will share the front row for round 11 of the 1997 Barber Dodge Pro Series at the Reno Grand Prix. Points leader Mastronardi took the pole with a lap of 1:00.470, bettering his record set last year by nearly half-a-second, while Hill, 15 points behind Mastronardi with two races to go, turned a best lap of 1:00.765. Mastronardi and Hill have battled all year in the champiosnhip chase, with $150,000 in chammpionship prize money at stake.

QUALIFYING AGATE Starting order following final qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Reno Grand Prix. All cars on new Goodyear Eagle slicks Conditions: sunny, clear, temperature in the 70s. Position, driver, hometown or country, lap time around 1.27-mile, 11-turn temporary course. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 1:00.470, 75.608 mph (new record; old record 1:00.847, set by Mastronardi, September 1996) 2. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1:00.765, 75.241 3. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:00.953, 75.009 4. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 1:00.968, 74.990 5. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:01.087, 74.844 6. Victor Gonzalez, Jr., Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:01.265, 74.627 7. Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 1:01.461, 74.389 8. Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, 1:01.483, 74.362 9. Jose Antonio Costa, Peru, 1:01.504, 74.337 10. John McCaig, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1:01.552, 74.279 11. Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:01.619, 74.198 12. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, 1:01.710, 74.088 13. Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., 1:01.782, 74.002 14. Bruno Belt, Portugal, 1:01.842, 73.930 15. Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 1:01.944, 73.809 16. Alfonso Ribeiro, Hollywood, Calif., 1:02.053, 73.679 17. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:02.090, 73.635 18. Eric Tresslar, Denver, 1:02.310, 73.375 19. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, 1:02.326, 73.356 20. Jared O'Malley, Austin, Texas, 1:02.351, 73.327 21. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:02.735, 72.878 22. Tim Goetze, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1:02.774, 72.833 23. Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:03.086, 72.472 $$$

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Derek Hill , Jon Fogarty , Chris Menninga , Will Langhorne , Rocky Moran , Jarrett Boon , Rino Mastronardi