Toronto: Joey Scarallo qualifying notes

Joey Scarallo Qualifies Seventh in Toronto TORONTO, Ontario (July 9, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo's qualified seventh Friday for Saturday Trans-Am in T.O., Round 5 of the 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series championship. Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ...

Joey Scarallo Qualifies Seventh in Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario (July 9, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo's qualified seventh Friday for Saturday Trans-Am in T.O., Round 5 of the 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series championship. Scarallo, driver of the No. 06 ROH Wheels/Group A Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, recorded a time of one minute, 13.593 seconds at an average speed of 85.851 miles per hour.

"I closed the speed gap, but didn't move up in positions," said Scarallo, who was also seventh in morning practice today. "The car wasn't bad, but it needs some adjustments. The team learned a couple of things while on track.

"We're in good shape," added Scarallo. "The car wasn't what I wanted it to be, but Baucom Motorsports will make the required changes in time for tomorrow' warm up."

Scarallo teamed with Baucom Motorsports this year. Baucom Motorsports also fields the No. 86 Ford Mustang driven by owner/driver John Baucom. The Baucom squad is preparing Scarallo's car for the 2004 season.

Scarallo will stick to his original goal this weekend of bringing home a fourth consecutive top-five finish.

"I am really excited about tomorrow's race," said Scarallo. "I still think I can finish on the podium. I'd love to bring home a podium for my sister Jennifer's wedding Sunday."

A long-time racer, Scarallo has been in the driver's seat since he was 11, racing karts in the Long Island Karting Association, where he won three championships in 1993.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers John Baucom