Skip Barber National at Miller: Lawrence, Newgy on Poles

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

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Kyle Lawrence took his second career Skip Barber National pole when his qualifying effort for race one beat next-best Ricky Taylor by 3/10s.

Skip Barber National, Thursday Qualifying for Friday race one and Saturday race two,
Miller Motorsports Park Grand-Am Sunchaser 1000 race weekend,
4.486-mile, 23-turn road course

Race 1 Qualifying
1. Kyle Lawrence, 3:14.605 / 82.987 mph
2. Ricky Taylor 3:14.951 / 82.839
3. Joel Miller, 3:15.251
4. Stevan McAleer, 3:15.545
5. Juan Pablo Contreras, 3:15.757
6. A.J. Riley, 3:15.762
7. Beau Debard, 3:15.858
8. Julien Gerbi, 3:16.146
9. Josef Newgarden, 3:16.162
10. Fabio Orsolon, 3:16.171
11. Jeff Oleen, 3:16.823
12. Timmy Megenbier, 3:16.912
13. Lee Carpentier, 3:16.956
14. Juan Carlos Sistos, 3:17.052
15. Jonathan Gore, 3:17.487
16. Dion Von Moltke, 3:17.884
17. Jeff Kaiser (M), 3:18.876
18. Quentin Wahl (M), 3:18.963
19. Dick Lippert (M), 3:18.976
20. Michael Auriemma (M), 3:19.471
21. Dom Bastien (M), 3:20.789
22. Marc Bastien, 3:22.984

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Ricky Taylor just missed getting his fifth pole of the year.

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Points leader Joel Miller will start third in both races.

Race 2 Qualifying
1. Josef Newgarden, 3:15.117 / 82.769 mph
2. Stevan McAleer, 3:15.226 / 82.723
3. Joel Miller, 3:15.403
4. Fabio Orsolon, 3:15.572
5. Juan Pablo Contreras, 3:15.654
6. Ricky Taylor 3:15.675
7. Julien Gerbi, 3:15.912
8. A.J. Riley, 3:16.285
9. Kyle Lawrence, 3:16.315
10. Jeff Oleen, 3:16.353
11. Beau Debard, 3:16.740
12. Dion Von Moltke, 3:17.261
13. Lee Carpentier, 3:17.357
14. Jonathan Gore, 3:17.423
15. Timmy Megenbier, 3:17.479
16. Juan Carlos Sistos, 3:17.515
17. Dick Lippert (M), 3:19.108
18. Jeff Kaiser (M), 3:19.415
19. Dom Bastien (M), 3:21.280
20. Quentin Wahl (M), no time
21. Marc Bastien, no time

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Josef Newgarden changed his set-up between Q1 and Q2 — and loved the car.

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Stevan McAleer is quick at Miller. He’ll start fourth and second in the two races.

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Juan Pablo Glover Contreras also likes Miller’s daunting 4.5-mile layout. He qualified fifth for both races; JPGC’s previous best grid position was eighth.

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Julien Gerbi (”Freesoul”) and Fabio Orsolon (#91) both qualified well here at Miller.

Words & photos, Rick Roso

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