Miata Cup round six Road America qualifying results

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2003) -- Payton Wilson, of Gainesville, Va., borrowed a car from his competition and promptly grabbed the pole for Sunday's SCCA Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook Tires Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America...

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2003) -- Payton Wilson, of Gainesville, Va., borrowed a car from his competition and promptly grabbed the pole for Sunday's SCCA Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook Tires Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America race.

Wilson took the pole with 2:48.518 (86.476 mph) in a car loaned to him by Chuck Herr, of Lititz, Pa., driver and car owner of the No. 25 Warwick Autopark Mazda Miata. Chuck Herr withdrew from qualifying to allow Wilson to run his car.

"I am really happy that the Herrs are nice enough to let me drive this car and I told Chuck [Herr] I didn't know the car was supposed to feel this way," Wilson said. "I don't always have the best equipment, but I try to get a much as I can out of it."

Wilson was able to take the pole with a little drafting help from Chuck Herr's son Chip Herr, of Lititz, Pa., driver of the No. 24 Warwick Autopark Mazda Miata, who qualified second with a 2:48.535 (86.467 mph).

"As soon as I felt the car, I knew that we would be this fast if Chip and I could run together," Wilson said. "We've been running a long time together, so we run real well together."

Tony Coello, driver of the No. 87 PouredFoundations.com Mazda Miata, qualified third with a 2:48.638 (86.414 mph), followed by his brother Niki Coello, driver of the No. 81 PouredFoundations.com Mazda Miata, and the No. 80 California Driving Adventures entry driven by Izzy Sanchez starts fifth.

Round Six of the Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook Tires Atlantic Tour will take the green flag Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. (CDT).

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Starting lineup for Sunday's SCCA Pro Racing Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook Tires Round Six race, part of the Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America, with position, car number, driver, hometown, car, fastest lap time and speed in miles per hour. <pre> 1. 25 Payton Wilson Gainesville, Va. Mazda Miata 2:48.518 86.476 2. 24 Chip Herr Lititz, Pa. Mazda Miata 2:48.535 86.467 3. 87 Tony Coello Waukasha, Wis. Mazda Miata 2:48.638 86.414 4. 81 Niki Coello East Troy, Wis. Mazda Miata 2:48.676 86.395 5. 80 Izzy Sanchez Mountain View, Calif. Mazda Miata 2:48.927 86.266 6. 10 Ryan Pilla Amagransett, N.Y. Mazda Miata 2:49.326 86.063 7. 6 Steve Nowicki Canton, Mich. Mazda Miata 2:49.940 85.752 8. 0 Dan McKeever IV Mission Viejo, Calif. Mazda Miata 2:50.060 85.692 9. 8 Shawn Dewey Townsend, Del. Mazda Miata 2:50.130 85.656 10. 49 Andrew Fernandez San Dimas, Calif. Mazda Miata 2:50.399 85.521 11. 73 Ken Zalner Fallston, Md. Mazda Miata 2:50.670 85.385 12. 05 Jon Davies Hood River, Ore. Mazda Miata 2:50.795 85.323 13. 52 Tosh Desai Marlton, N.J. Mazda Miata 2:50.839 85.301 14. 72 Brian Zalner Fallston, Md. Mazda Miata 2:50.861 85.290 15. 32 Gregory Stasiowski Washington, Pa. Mazda Miata 2:50.989 85.226. 16. 66 Ken Simonson Strongsville, Ohio Mazda Miata 2:51.026 85.208 17. 3 Johnny Kanavas Laguna Niguel, Calif. Mazda Miata 2:51.040 85.201 18. 51 Scott Webb Valencia, Calif. Mazda Miata 2:51.344 85.049 19. 96 Scott Fredrickson Highpoint, N.C. Mazda Miata 2:51.727 84.860 20. 79 Ben Hohn Easton, Conn. Mazda Miata 2:51.885 84.782 21. 15 Mark Greenisen Hartford, Conn. Mazda Miata 2:52.148 84.652 22. 71 Joe Traut Sharon, Mass. Mazda Miata 2:52.315 84.570 23. 97 Chris Tindol Gastonia, N.C. Mazda Miata 2:52.704 84.380 24. 11 Phil Pilla Weston, Conn. Mazda Miata 2:53.004 84.233 25. 35 Jimmy Crawford Pewaukee, Wis. Mazda Miata 2:53.139 84.168 26. 85 Lyle Longley Mukwonago, Wis. Mazda Miata 2:53.352 84.064 27. 46 Tom Kraft Des Moines, Iowa Mazda Miata 2:53.414 84.034 28. 9 Brian Kleeman Townson, Md. Mazda Miata 2:53.463 84.010 29. 50 Carl Jensen Lorahatchee, Fla. Mazda Miata 2:53.616 83.936 30. 58 Jim Bradley Gaston, Ind. Mazda Miata 2:54.481 83.520 31. 53 Tim McQuiston Hartford, Wis. Mazda Miata 2:58.137 81.806 32. 54 Dick Lind Noblesville, Ind. Mazda Miata 2:59.191 81.325 33. 34 Michael Dalton Evanston, Ill. Mazda Miata 3:00.473 80.747 34. 98 Michael Ellis Wayne, Pa. Mazda Miata 3:12.884 75.552

-scca pro racing-

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Series SCCA
Drivers Mark Green , Mario Andretti , Ken Simonson , Chip Herr , Michael Ellis , Scott Webb , Johnny Kanavas , Chris Tindol , Ryan Pilla , Shawn Dewey , Payton Wilson , Dan McKeever , Carl Jensen , Niki Coello , Brian Kleeman
Teams HART