Sears Point qualifying report

Goughary Jr. Captures Third Career Pole At Sears Point SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2001)-Jim Goughary Jr., of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., earned the pole in the final qualifying session for today's Round Four Pro Spec Racer race at Sears Point...

Goughary Jr. Captures Third Career Pole At Sears Point

SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2001)-Jim Goughary Jr., of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., earned the pole in the final qualifying session for today's Round Four Pro Spec Racer race at Sears Point Raceway. Lee Fleming, of Lakeforest, Calif., and John Black, of Tahoe City, Calif., will start second and third, respectively.

Goughary Jr., driving the No. 29 Ducksmart.com Spec Racer, paced the 43-car qualifying field with a fast lap of 1:27.720 (79.986 mph). Surprisingly, he took the pole in a field that included numerous drivers who consider Sears Point their home track.

"I was looking for John [Black] to guide me around the track," said Goughary Jr. "I needed a rabbit to follow out there, and John knows this course pretty well. It's nice to be in front of all the local drivers here. Now I just need to calm down, get my head screwed back on, and get ready for the race."

With his third career pole, Goughary Jr. moves into a tie for third place on the all-time Pro Spec Racer list for fastest qualifiers.

"This is huge for me," said Goughary Jr. "I'm usually a terrible qualifier. Once I get in the race I'm fine, but just a terrible qualifier. I think the fact that I actually memorized a track map helped me out today. Its nice to be up front here with such a large field. That will play a big part in the race this afternoon."

Goughary Jr. will once again look to overtake defending series champion, Warren Stilwell, in the points. Stilwell leads 49 to 42 over Goughary in the standings and will start today's race from the fifth position.

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(SONOMA, Calif.) - Starting grid for Friday's 26-lap, 50.674-mile Pro Spec Racer Round Four race at Sears Point Raceway, part of the Dodge/Save Mart 350 Weekend, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. (29), James Goughary Jr, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:27.720, 79.986. 2. (2), Lee Fleming, Lakeforest, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:27.783, 79.928. 3. (17), John Black, Tahoe City, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:27.835, 79.881. 4. (39), Rob Thurman, Claton, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:27.862, 79.857. 5. (28), Warren Stilwell, Hartville, Ohio, Spec Racer, 1:27.915, 79.808. 6. (8), Neil Tilbor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:28.019, 79.714. 7. (82), Keith Scharf, St. Louis, Mo., Spec Racer, 1:28.086, 79.653. 8. (35), Dick Clift, Perrysburg, Ohio, Spec Racer, 1:28.332, 79.432. 9. (51), Robert Breton, Biddeford, Minn., Spec Racer, 1:28.353, 79.413. 10. (92), Mark Eaton, Melbourne, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:28.411, 79.361. 11. (31), Woody Yerxa, Colusa, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:28.704, 79.099. 12. (5), Barney Moen, Hesperia, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:28.727, 79.078. 13. (18), Chris Jackson, Vancouver, Wash., Spec Racer, 1:28.828, 78.988. 14. (53), David Anderson, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:28.908, 78.917. 15. (7), Steve Rehkemper, Chicago, Ill., Spec Racer, 1:28.984, 78.850. 16. (14), Bill Jucha, Bear Valley Springs, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:29.072, 78.772. 17. (3), George Ashburn, Tampa, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:29.087, 78.758. 18. (99), Jeff Tillman, Lake Ozark, Mo., Spec Racer, 1:29.141, 78.711. 19. (77), Johnny Meriggi, Woodlands, Texas, Spec Racer, 1:29.207, 78.653. 20. (46), Michael Smith, Saratoga, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:29.215, 78.645. 21. (72), Mick Robinson, Melbourne, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:29.456, 78.434. 22. (21), Charlie Shears, Houston, Texas, Spec Racer, 1:29.522, 78.376. 23. (97), David Harriman, San Jose, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:29.576, 78.329. 24. (49), Marty Williams, Woodland Hills, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:29.740, 78.185. 25. (12), Jim Sweet, San Jose, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:29.919, 78.030. 26. (16), Jeff Bedell, Austin, Texas, Spec Racer, 1:30.069, 77.900. 27. (1), Clint Lindburg, St. Louis, Mo., Spec Racer, 1:30.102, 77.871. 28. (88), Stephen Zadig, Palo Alto, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:30.314, 77.688. 29. (9), Richard Doty, Haddon Heights, N.J., Spec Racer, 1:30.592, 77.450. 30. (79), Morris Goldstein, Pittsburgh, Pa., Spec Racer, 1:30.697, 77.360. 31. (37), Jeff Witwer, Grass Valley, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:30.904, 77.184. 32. (61), David Allen, Cupertino, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:30.994, 77.108. 33. (6), Kevin Rogers, Roseville, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:31.225, 76.913. 34. (15), Budd Severino, Baytona Beach, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:31.471, 76.706. 35. (0), Chris Funk, Kansas City, Mo., Spec Racer, 1:32.838, 75.576. 36. (02), J. Ronnie Bledsoe, Flagler Beach, Fla., Spec Racer, 1:33.265, 75.230. 37. (41), Jerry Schmitt, Glendale, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:35.032, 73.831. 38. (96), Robert Dennard, Lancaster, Calif., Spec Racer, 1:37.610, 71.881. 39. (4), Denny Stripling, McKinny, Texas, Spec Racer, no time. 40. (34), Peter Blanchard, Norwell, Mass., Spec Racer, no time. 41. (64), Mike McCarthy, Huntington Beach, Calif., Spec Racer, no time. 42. (71), Johnny Humphreys, Spokane, Wash., Spec Racer, no time. 43. (07), Paul Marino, Canoga Park, Calif., Spec Racer, no time.

_________________ Kelby Krauss Public Relations Manager SCCA Pro Racing 9033 E. Easter Pl. Englewood, Colorado 80112 (303)694-7223 (303)588-5328 (Cell) (720)489-7751 (Fax) kkrauss@sccapro.com

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Series SCCA
Drivers Michael Smith , James Goughary , Jeff Tillman , Paul Marino , Johnny Meriggi , John Black , Bill Jucha , Lee Fleming , Robert Breton , Marty Williams , Jim Goughary , Mark Eaton , Chris Jackson , Stephen Zadig , Charlie Shears , David Allen
Teams Williams