Skip Barber National at Lime Rock Park

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

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Lithuania’s Darius Trinka was the surprise chart-topper after the three practice sessions.

LIME ROCK, Conn. – Rounds five and six of the 14-race Skip Barber National Presented by RACER are this weekend (May 19-20) at Lime Rock Park. Today the drivers completed three practice sessions on Lime Rock’s 7-turn, 1.54-mile road course. Following are the merged lap times (driver’s best time from any of the three sessions).

Marco Di Leo won two of the first four races and leads Alexander Rossi by 61 points in the standings.

Skip Barber National, best practice times, Lime Rock Park:

1. Darius Trinka, :57.804 / 95.910 mph (session 2)
2. Jonathan Goring, :57.893 / 95.763 (2)
3. Richard Heistand, :57.951 / 95.667 (3)
4. Marco Di Leo, :58.230 / 95.209 (2)
5. Chris Castagna, :58.266 / 95.150 (2)
6. Alexander Rossi, :58.416 / 94.906 (3)
7. A.J. Riley, :58.607 / 94.596 (2)
8. Alex Doman, :58.622 / 94.572 (3)
9. Kyle Lawrence, :58.680 / 94.479 (3)
10. Duncan Ende, :58.859 / 94.191 (2)
11. Mario Adrian Ochoa, :58.896 / 94.132 (3)
12. Jason Fennessey, :58.917 / 94.098 (3)
13. Cory Turner, :59.116 / 93.782 (3)
14. Eric Mayo, :59.587 / 93.040 (3)
15. Jonathan Gore, :59.713 / 92.844 (2)
16. Peter Husser, :59.777 / 92.745 (2)
17. Timmy Megenbier, :59.792 / 92.721 (3)

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Jonathan Goring came all the way from Norfolk, Connecticut — about 15 miles — and was second quickest. Yes, he’s raced at Lime Rock Park before…

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Staying on his hot streak from VIR is Richard Heistand, putting up the third fastest time overall. He was quickest in session 1, third-quick in session 2 and second fastest in practice three.

Words & pix, Rick Roso

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