SBRS: Reno practice 97-10-17

BARBER DODGE PRACTICE SESSION Rino Does What He Always Does: Wait 'Til the Last Minute RENO, Nev. (Oct. 17) - With one minute to go in the 30-minute SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series practice session for Round 11 of the 1997 championship...

BARBER DODGE PRACTICE SESSION

Rino Does What He Always Does: Wait 'Til the Last Minute RENO, Nev. (Oct. 17) - With one minute to go in the 30-minute SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series practice session for Round 11 of the 1997 championship held on the 1.27-mile street course surrounding the Reno Hilton, points leader Rino Mastronardi put in the fastest lap of the 23-car field. He had been lingering around seventh quick before he turned his 1:01.638, displacing title protaganist Derek Hill who had posted a 1:01.949. It has been the Italian's style alll year to wait until the very end of practice and qualifying sessions before setting his fastest laps. Tim Goetze, Alfonso Ribeiro and Jose Antonio Costa each found the tires and/or walls. As the rubber gets put down on the track over the weekend, so will the times. First qualifying is set for tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., with final qualifying three hours later.

SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series, Friday practice times; 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.

Record: 1:00.847, Rino Mastronardi, Sept. 1996

1. Rino Mastronardi/Italy, 1:01.638, 74.175 mph 2. Derek Hill/Santa Monica, Calif., 1:01.949, 73.803 3. Chris Menninga/Pella, Iowa, 1:01.973, 73.774 4. Andy Boss/Narragansett, R.I., 1:02.295, 73.393 5. Will Langhorne/Washington, D.C., 1:02.320, 73.363 6. Martin Stenshorne/Norway, 1:02.330, 73.352 7. Jarrett Boon/Phoenix, Ariz., 1:02.388, 73.283 8. Victor Gonzalez/Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:02.558, 73.084 9. Jon Fogarty/Portola Valley, Calif., 1:02.625, 73.006 10. Rocky Moran, Jr./Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:02.721, 72.894 11. Bruno Belt/Portugal, 1:02.861, 72.732 12. Samer Hindi/Los Angeles, Calif., 1:02.928, 72.654 13. John McCaig/Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1:02.998, 72.574 14. Eric Tresslar/Denver, Colo., 1:03.056, 72.507 15. Nick Rondet/San Diego, Calif., 1:03.078, 72.482 16. Jared O'Malley/Austin, Texas, 1:03.199, 72.343 17. Charles Willis/Germantown, Tenn., 1:03.340, 72.182 18. Bill Tichenor/Dallas, Texas, 1:03.559, 71.933 19. Jose Antonio Costa/Peru, 1:03.560, 71.932 20. Scott Brunk/Frederick, Md., 1:03.630, 71.853 21. Tim Goetze/Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1:04.271, 71.136 22. Patsy DiFilippo/Apollo, Pa., 1:04.676, 70.691 23. Alfonso Ribeiro/Hollywood, Calif., 1:20.729, 56.634 $$$

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