World Challenge GT Qualifying at Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Peter Kitchak, of Excelsior, Minn., captured his second pole of the 1999 season at Grand Rapids for Sunday's Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship race, part of West Michigan Grand Prix. Completing the top three...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Peter Kitchak, of Excelsior, Minn., captured his second pole of the 1999 season at Grand Rapids for Sunday's Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship race, part of West Michigan Grand Prix. Completing the top three were Bobby Archer of Ft. Worth, Texas and Dorsey Schroeder, of Osage Beach, Mo. Kitchack grabbed the pole in the last minute of the session. Driving the No. 3 Keewaydin/Toad Hall Racing Porsche 911 RSR, Kitchack turned a fast lap of 1:23.960 (67.747 mph). "This is a busy, busy course," said Kitchack . "There is a little more speed still in the car and I always seem to go a bit faster in the race than in practice. We'll see in the race." Driving the No. 32 Viper Speed Dodge Viper, Archer posted the second quickest time in the session at 1:23.977 (67.733 mph). Archer currently leads the Championship with 153 points. Schroeder will start third in the No. 5 Speedvision/Saleen-Allen Speedlab Saleen Mustang after posting a quick lap time of 1:24.097 (67.636 mph). Completing the top five are Bill Cooper and Resse Cox, both driving Chevrolet Corvettes.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Starters for Sunday's 32-lap, 50.56-mile Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship race, part of the West Michigan Grand Prix, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. (3), Peter Kitchak, Excelsior, Minn., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:23.960, 67.746. 2. (32), Bobby Archer, Ft. Worth, Texas, Dodge Viper, 1:23.977, 67.732. 3. (5), Dorsey Schroeder, Osage Beach, Mo., Saleen Mustang, 1:24.097, 67.636. 4. (01), Bill Cooper, Bozeman, Mont., Chevrolet Corvette C5, 1:24.331, 67.448. 5. (98), Reese Cox, Marietta, Ga., Chevrolet Corvette C5, 1:24.511, 67.304. 6. (39), John Heinricy, Holly, Mich., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:24.553, 67.271. 7. (62), Pete Halsmer, Bloomfield, Mich., Acura NSX, 1:24.568, 67.259. 8. (6), Randy Roatch, Wichita, Kansas, Porsche 911 RSR, 1:25.279, 66.698. 9. (26), Kermit Upton III, Ludlow, Vt., BMW M3, 1:26.063, 66.091. 10. (97), Scotty B. White, Puyallup, Wash., Chevrolet Corvette C5, 1:26.189, 65.994. 11. (30), Desire Wilson, Castle Rock, Colo., BMW M Coupe, 1:27.036, 65.352. 12. (06), Trip Goolsby, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:27.283, 65.167. 13. (22), George Biskup, Naperville, Ill., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:27.458, 65.036. 14. (94), David Schardt, Dayton, Ohio, Toyota Supra Turbo, 1:27.626, 64.912. 15. (37), Dan Kellermeyer, Orionville, Mich., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:27.695, 64.861. 16. (7), Dennis Petersen, McHenry, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:27.943, 64.678. 17. (04), Terry Lackey, Hickcock, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette LT-4, 1:28.264, 64.443. 18. (95), Jeff Demetri, Omaha, Neb., Ford Mustang, 1:28.979, 63.925. 19. (47), J. Bob Taylor, Parker, Colo., Chevrolet Corvette C5, 1:29.056, 63.869. 20. (31), Bruce Kalin, Sodus, Mich., Dodge Viper, 1:29.270, 63.716. 21. (03), Tommy Safar II, Point Pleasant, N.J., Chevrolet Corvette C-4, 1:29.279, 63.710. 22. (27), Rick DiIorio, Acton, Mass., Saleen Mustang, 1:29.395, 63.627. 23. (71), Gary Smith, Bradford, Pa., Mustang Cobra, 1:30.032, 63.177. 24. (00), Burnie Cochran, Ephrata, Pa., Pontiac Firebird, 1:30.282, 63.002. 25. (29), Walter Swick, Concord, Ohio, BMW M3, 1:30.418, 62.907. 26. (08), Tom Ripley, Richland, Mich., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:31.106, 62.432. 27. (02), Kelly Bradley, Hitchcock, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette LT-4, 1:33.147, 61.064. 28. (17), Tony DeMonte, Dix Hills, N.Y., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:33.387, 60.907. 29. (9), Pat Nowak, Ann Arbor, Mich., Mustang Cobra, 1:33.496, 60.836. 30. (96), Paul Brown, Omaha, Neb., Saleen Mustang, 1:33.613, 60.760. 31. (36), Jim Oppenhumer, Chicago, Ill., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:34.509, 60.184. 32. (99), Walter Dethier, Warren, Conn., Mustang Cobra, 1:34.671, 60.081. 33. (77), John Kohler, Bradford, Pa., Ford Mustang R, no time.

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing

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Series SCCA , PWC
Drivers John Heinricy , Pete Halsmer , Dorsey Schroeder , Bobby Archer , John Kohler , Gary Smith , Peter Kitchak , Bob Taylor , Scotty B. White , Desiré Wilson , Paul Brown , George Biskup