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CAPALDI, MUMM SPLIT ST. PETERSBURG SPEC RACER SEASON-OPENING DOUBLE-HEADER ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Leo Capaldi and Robert Mumm each scored a win at the SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro Series season-opening double-header at St. Petersburg,...

CAPALDI, MUMM SPLIT ST. PETERSBURG SPEC RACER SEASON-OPENING DOUBLE-HEADER

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Leo Capaldi and Robert Mumm each scored a win at the SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro Series season-opening double-header at St. Petersburg, part of the Kash N' Karry Florida Grand Prix. Capaldi, of Lenox Township, Mich., scored his first series win in Saturday's contest, besting Johnny Santo Spirito by 0.573-second in a crash-filled contest that damaged the cars of many of the series' top drivers but resulted in no serious injuries. Finishing the 30-lap, 50.7-mile race third was Keith Scharf, followed by Johnny Meriggi and Jack Willes. Sunday's 30-lap race, absent three drivers from the previous day's crash damage, went without a hitch as Robert Mumm, started first and finished first, topping Capaldi by 3.633 seconds. Scharf finished in the familiar third position, this time followed by B.J. Zacharias and Mike Buck.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Results from Saturday's 30-lap, 50.7-mile SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro Series race, part of the Kash N' Karry Florida Grand Prix of St. Petersburt, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (all drivers in identical Spec Racer Ford sports racers). 1, (5), Leo Capaldi, Lenox Township, Mich., 30. 2, (11), Johnny Santo Spirito, Escondido, Calif., 30. 3, (2), Keith Scharf, Kirkwood, Mo., 30. 4, (6), Johnny R. Meriggi, The Woodlands, Texas, 30. 5, (8), Jack Willes, Cornelius, N.C., 30. 6, (10), Mike Buck, Buffalo, N.Y., 30. 7, (20), John Bowden, Lawrence, Kan., 30. 8, (15), Bob Boudinot, Fishkill, N.Y., 30. 9, (13), Derek Schofield, Lakeland, Fla, 30. 10, (19), Neil Tilbor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 30. 11, (18), Denny Marklein, Dodgeville, Wis., 30. 12, (21), Steve Rehkemper, Chicago, Ill., 30. 13, (14), Lance Miller, West Palm Beach, Fla., 30. 14, (23), Rodney Thompson, Melbourne, Fla., 30. 15, (9), Jeff Beck, Ingleside, Ill., 30. 16, (27), Jim D. Lewis, Praire Village, Kan., 30. 17, (34), John Strickler, Kansas City, Kan., 30. 18, (31), Lynn Trapp, Arbor Vitae, Wis., 30. 19, (24), Craig A. Van Eaton, Lafayette, La., 30. 20, (25), Andy Carlino, Ipswich, Mass., 30. 21, (17), Louis Beall, Tallahassee, Fla., 30. 22, (32), Larry Flowers, Olathe, Kan., 30. 23, (30), Domenic DeLuca, Melbourne, Fla., 30. 24, (36), Wells Dickson, Des Moines, Iowa, 30. 25, (38), Steve Ladoniczki, Palm Harbor, Fla., 30. 26, (37), W. Neil Brown Jr., Tulsa, Okla., 30. 27, (12), B.J. Zacharias, Cincinnati, Ohio, 28, Mech. 28, (3), Robert Mumm, Hales Corners, Wis., 23, Mech. 29, (4), Chris Funk, Kansan City, Mo., 20, Crash. 30, (22), Jim Marinangle, McHenry, Ill., 19, Crash. 31, (40), Scott Zanotti, Rock Springs, Wyo., 19, Crash. 32, (33), John Annis, Tampa, Fla., 18, Mech. 33, (35), Jeff Tillman, Osage Beach, Mo., 15, Mech. 34, (7), James Goughary Jr., Jupiter, Fla., 14, Crash. 35, (26), Duane Neyer, Deland, Fla., 14, Crash. 36, (1), Warren Stilwell, Hartville, Ohio, 13, Crash. 37, (39), C. Peter Pope, Hickory, N.C., 8, Mech. 38, (28), Bill Ladoniczki, Tampa, Fla., 7, Mech. 39, (16), David A. Donovan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 6, Mech. 40, (29), Mark Broyles, Lombard, Ill., 6, Mech. 41, (41), Steve Djerebian, Amherstburg, Can., 6, Crash. 42, (42), Toto Lassally, San Salvador, El Salvador, 0, Crash. 43, (44), Joe Ginn, Johnson City, Texas, 0, DNS. 44, (43), C.J. Hund, Leavenworth, Kan., 0, DNS. Time of race: 54 minutes, 1.895 seconds. Average speed: 56.300 miles-per-hour Margin of victory: 0.57299 seconds Fastest race lap: Leo Capaldi, 1:19.651 (76.383 mph) Lap leaders: laps 1-9, #28 Stilwell; laps 10-12, #68 Capaldi; lap 13, #28 Stilwell; laps 14- 30, #68 Capaldi.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Results from Sunday's 30-lap, 50.7-mile SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro Series race, part of the Kash N' Karry Florida Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (all drivers in identical Spec Racer Ford sports Racers). 1, (1), Robert Mumm, Hales Corners, Wis., 30. 2, (5), Leo Capaldi, Lenox Township., Mich., 30. 3, (3), Keith Scharf, Kirkwood Mo., 30. 4, (6), B.J. Zacharias, Cincinnati, Ohio, 30. 5, (8), Mike Buck, Buffalo, N.Y., 30. 6, (23), Jack Willes, Cornelius, N.C., 30. 7, (15), David A. Donovan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 30. 8, (10), Johnny R. Meriggi, The Woodlands, Texas, 30. 9, (14), Denny Marklein, Dodgeville, Wis., 30. 10, (7), James Goughary Jr., Jupiter, Fla., 30. 11, (16), John Bowden, Lawrence, Kan., 30. 12, (28), Bob Boudinot, Fishkill, N.Y., 30. 13, (19), Derek Schofield, Lakeland, Fla., 30. 14, (18), John Strickler, Kansas City, Kan., 30. 15, (31), Bill Ladoniczki, Tampa, Fla., 30. 16, (11), Neil Tilbor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 30. 17, (17), Duane Neyer, Deland, Fla., 30. 18, (25), Lynn Trapp, Arbor Vitae, Wis., 30. 19, (26), Andy Carlino, Ipswich, Mass., 30. 20, (27), Craig A. Van Eaton, Lafayette, La., 30. 21, (33), Domenic DeLuca, Melbourne, Fla., 30. 22, (35), Wells Dickson, Des Moines, Iowa, 30. 23, (32), Larry Flowers, Olathe, Kan., 30. 24, (37), Steve Ladoniczki, Palm Harbor, Fla., 29. 25, (13), Lance Miller, West Palm Beach, Fla., 29. 26, (39), Steve Djerebian, Amherstburg, Can., 29. 27, (41), C. Peter Pope, Hickory, N.C., 29. 28, (2), Warren Stilwell, Hartville, Ohio, 26, Mech. 29, (36), Jeff Beck, Ingleside, Ill., 26, Mech.. 30, (40), W. Neil Brown Jr., Tulsa, Okla., 23. 31, (24), Mark Broyles, Lombard, Ill., 17, Mech.. 32, (21), Rodney Thompson, Melbourne, Fla., 16, Mech.. 33, (38), Scott Zanotti, Rock Spring, Wyo., 15, Mech.. 34, (29), Jim D. Lewis, Praire Village, Kan., 14, Crash. 35, (30), John Annis, Tampa, Fla., 14, Mech.. 36, (34), Jeff Tillman, Osage Beach, Mo., 11, Mech.. 37, (9), Johnny Santo Spirito, Escondido, Calif., 5, Mech. 38, (12), Louis Beall, Tallahassee, Fla., 1, Crash. 39, (20), Steve Rehkemper, Chicago Ill., 0, Mech.. 40, (22), Jim Marinangle, McHenry, Ill, 0, DNS. 41, (42), Toto Lassally, San Salvador, El Salvador, 0, DNS. 42, (4), Chris Funk, Kansan City Mo, 0, DNS.

Time of race: 40 minutes, 0.847 seconds. Average speed: 76.023 miles-per-hour Margin of victory: 3.633 seconds Fastest race lap: Keith Scharf, 1:18.915 (77.095 mph) Lap leaders: laps 1-9, #6 Scharf; laps 10-30, #10 Mumm

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Series SCCA
Drivers Jeff Beck , James Goughary , Jeff Tillman , Leo Capaldi , Jack Willes , Johnny Meriggi , Robert Mumm , John Strickler , Rodney Thompson , Toto Lassally , Johnny R
Teams Carlin