Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Runoffs® Qual 3 Brings Faster Times

The third of four qualifying days rewarded patient drivers with a cold but dry track. Overcast skies remained until the middle of the CSR/S2 group. While times in eariler sessions of the day seemed to be slower than Monday, the majority of DSR drivers, and more than half of the CSR/S2 drivers, were able to improve their times.


30 DSR cars posted times in this third qualification session, with J.R. Osborne in his Stohr WF1 topping the charts. His best time in Qual 3 (1:33.340) was only 37 thousandth of a second faster than Mark Jaremko's time (1:33.377) posted in Qual 1 with his Stohr WF1-BPS on Monday. John Bender in a West WR 1000 was again third fastest, improving his time by half a second to a 1:35.014 from his previous 1:35.679 on Monday. David Rigon in the lone factory Gloria B6S was forth quickest and keeps his forth spot set on Monday (1:36.824). Larry Vollum, part of the Stohr WF1 stampede, lowered his time by more than 2 seconds to set the 5th fastest time (1:37.436) of the session, but Steve Shelton in another Stohr WF1 retains that fifth spot in the overall qualification results with his tiem (1:37.209) from Monday. Larry takes the sixth spot overall.

Kevin Mitz in his Cheetah SR1 (1:39.522) still leads the unoffical non-tunneled DSR sub-class, still followed by Tom Bootz and his Speads RS (1:39.610). They again posted the 11th and 12th quickest times for the Qual 3 session. Bill Johnson in a Swift (1:42.604) turned in the 18th fastest time for Qual 3.

Mark White in a West WR 1000 posted the 7th fastest time in Qual 3, after only finishing one lap and ending at the bottom of Qual 1. Harry Goldman in another Stohr WR1 also got on the board with the 15th best time of the day after posting no tiem on Monday. John Hill still has not set a time, understandably waiting at home with his expectant wife.

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Wade Carter in his Swift 008 Viking again set the top time in CSR, improving his previous best by half a second to 1:32.219. Mark Jaremko in his "DSR spec" Stohr WF1-BPS took second in the session and overall with a 1:33.222 lap. Hans Peters and his Swift 014 Viking were third in the session, dropping him to third overall based on his Monday 1:33.358 time. Kerry Jacobsen in a Panoz Elan Dp02 also did not improve his time, but stays in forth overall with his 1:34.786 Monday time. Ken Davis, who only completed one lap today, retains fifth with his Lola's (1:40.413) Monday time.

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Matthew DiRenzo reclaimed the top spot in S2 with his JRE SR-71F car setting a impressive time of 1:41.248. Mark Mercer and his Lola 91/90 were at the top of the chart at the end of Tuesday, but Mercer did not participate in today's session. However, Mercer stays in second overall with his 1:41.417 lap from Tuesday.

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