Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cooper Cruises to ARRC ASR Title

(File photo not from ARRC event.)

Glenn Cooper drove to a dominating victory in the ASR class at during the 2006 American Road Race of Champions event at Road Atlanta. Cooper lead the field from the green flag and for the entire race, finishing first overall in the race group.

Cooper, and his borrowed Swift Viking DB4, qualified 1st in ASR with a pole time of 1:25.165. Jean-Luc Liverato traded his former Radical for a Elan/Van Diemen DP02 and was 2nd on the grid with a 1:25.687 lap. Third in the ASR class was David Obenauer in a Radical Prosport with a 1:29.081 lap.

[ Qualifying Results ]

In the race, Cooper's best lap was a 1:25.823, while Liverato managed a 1:26.855 best lap during the 20 lap event. Unfortunately, Obenauer dropped out after 13 laps after turning a best lap of 1:27.960.

[ Race Results ]

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Pro Shootout

Jean-Luc Liverato also competed in the ASR class, with his Elan/Van Diemen DP02, in the Group 10 Pro Shootout. He was the only ASR which participated. He qualified on pole for the entire race group with a 1:25.349 lap. He stayed in front of the pack and finished first overall, turing a 1:26.295 best enroute to his win.

[ Group 10 Qualifying Results ]

[ Group 10 Race Results ]

ARRC Background

After laying dormant for 20+ years, the American Road Race of Champions moniker was revived by Road Atlanta and the Atlanta Region SCCA in 1994. This time around, the race would feature the regional-only classes not invited to the National Runoffs: Improved Touring, Club Ford, Club Sports 2000, A Sedan and Formula Mazda (before both of the latter became National classes).

[ ARRC Website ]