Road Atlanta Pro Spec Racer Qualifying

WILLES TAKES PRO SPEC RACER POLE BRASELTON, Ga.- Jack Willes, of Cornelius, NC., captured his first pole of 1999 season for Saturday's Pro Spec Racer Round Four contest at Road Atlanta. Warren Stilwell, of Hartville, Ohio., and Jim ...

WILLES TAKES PRO SPEC RACER POLE

BRASELTON, Ga.- Jack Willes, of Cornelius, NC., captured his first pole of 1999 season for Saturday's Pro Spec Racer Round Four contest at Road Atlanta. Warren Stilwell, of Hartville, Ohio., and Jim Goughary Jr., of Jupiter, Fl., qualified second and third, respectively. Driving the No. 49 Willes Racing Spec Racer, Willes turned a top lap of 1:43.357 (87.876 mph). His lap set a new track record at the reconfigured Road Atlanta track. "The track was really slick and traffic was pretty bad, but I managed to get a quick lap in at the end of the session," said Willes. "I'm really happy about getting the pole here at my home track in the Pro Spec Racer series." Stilwell, driving the No. 28 Stilwell Racing Spec Racer, finished second in the session with a time 1:43.401 (87.039 mph). Drivers' Championship point leader Goughary Jr. will start third in the No. 29 Speedcom Comm Spec Racer after posting a lap of 1:43.429. Scott Sylvester and Derek Schofield completed the top five. All top five qualifiers are within 0.550-second.

BRASELTON, Ga. -- Starters for Saturday's 20-lap, 50.0-mile Pro Spec Racer race, part of the Southern Dash Weekend at Road Atlanta, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, time and speed in miles per hour. All cars are identical Pro Spec Racers with Ford engines and BFGoodrich Tires.

1. (49), Jack Willes, Cornelius, N.C., 1:43.357, 87.076. 2. (28), Warren Stilwell, Hartville, Ohio, 1:43.401, 87.039. 3. (29), Jim Goughary Jr., Jupiter, Fla., 1:43.429, 87.016. 4. (47), Scott Sylvester, Cashiers, N.C., 1:43.605, 86.868. 5. (62), Derek Schofield, Lakeland, Fla., 1:43.880, 86.638. 6. (77), Johnny Meriggi, The Woodlands, Texas, 1:43.952, 86.578. 7. (87), John Annis, Tampa, Fla., 1:44.071, 86.479. 8. (69), Carl Harris, Houston, Texas, 1:44.082, 86.470. 9. (76), Dana L. Webster, Atlanta, Ga., 1:44.103, 86.452. 10. (63), Brian Schofield, Lakeland, Fla., 1:44.131, 86.429. 11. (82), Keith Scharf, St. Louis, Mo., 1:44.206, 86.367. 12. (22), John Strickler, Olathe, Kansas, 1:44.386, 86.218. 13. (17), John Black, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:44.418, 86.192. 14. (61), Chris Funk, Kansas City, Mo., 1:44.522, 86.106. 15. (4), Denny Stripling, Mckinny, Texas, 1:44.570, 86.066. 16. (34), Gary Phillips, Berkeley Lake, Ga., 1:44.709, 85.952. 17. (84), C. Peter Pope, Hickory, N.C., 1:44.923, 85.777. 18. (97), Jeff Futrelle, Augusta, Ga., 1:45.061, 85.664. 19. (19), Robert Sak, West Bloomfield, Mich., 1:45.085, 85.644. 20. (8), Neil Tilbor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 1:45.194, 85.556. 21. (33), Darren Pritt, Seattle, Wash., 1:45.350, 85.429. 22. (58), Wade C. White Jr., Ill., 1:45.489, 85.316. 23. (75), Mick Robinson, Melborne, Fla., 1:45.503, 85.305. 24. (5), Jim Marinangel, McHenry, Ill., 1:45.643, 85.192. 25. (44), Steve D. Jelebian, Windsor, Ontario, Can., 1:45.651, 85.186. 26. (9), Richard Doty, Haddon Heights, N.J., 1:45.794, 85.070. 27. (78), Ken Cowin, Flowery Branch, Ga., 1:45.859, 85.018. 28. (24), John Greene, Gainesville, Ga., 1:45.941, 84.952. 29. (40), Keith Grant, Cordova, Tenn., 1:46.023, 84.887. 30. (36), Kelly Toombs, Prairie Village, Kansas, 1:46.043, 84.871. 31. (18), Steve Stansfield, Fort Collins, Colo., 1:46.551, 84.466. 32. (85), Greg Farrar, Claskston, Mich., , 1:46.588, 84.437. 33. (23), John Bowden, Lawrence, Kansas, 1:46.811, 84.260. 34. (86), Bill Robinson, Atlanta, Ga., 1:47.008, 84.105. 35. (35), Clint Lindburg II, St. Louis, Mo., , 1:47.337, 83.848. 36. (7), Steve Rehkemper, Chicago, Ill., 1:47.520, 83.705. 37. (0), Rod Scharf, Greenwood, Ind., 1:48.174, 83.199. 38. (2), Wells Dickson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1:48.616, 82.860. 39. (68), Amid Shayesteh, Richmond, Ind., 1:49.853, 81.927. 40. (71), Neil Brown, Tulsa, Okla., 1:53.852, 79.05.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Keith Grant , Jack Willes , Johnny Meriggi , John Black , Jim Marinangel , Jim Goughary , Carl Harr , John Strickler , Kelly Toombs