Keith McCrone Paces Practice 1

August 6, 2010
Keith McCrone put his R-Sport Van Diemen on top in P1 at Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake, WI – R-Sport put two cars in the top three as Keith McCrone paced the first F2000 practice session of the weekend ahead of Daniel Erickson and R-Sport teammate Jonathan Scarallo at Road America. Notably, both R-Sport cars are running a very stock Van Diemen aero package on the 14-corner road course that features some very long straights. Rounding out the top five were Alegra Motorsports teammates Victor Carbone, who is leading the points and Fabio Orsolon.

McCrone, a Masters Class driver, is coming off an eventful weekend at Lime Rock Park. In qualifying one, McCrone put his R-Sport Van Diemen on the provisional pole and just a few feet later, suffered a huge crash in turn one. He recovered to finish fourth in race one and then came from the back of the pack to log a 13th place effort in race two, earning the CellMark Paper Hard Charger Award.

Next, in positions six and seven, came the pair of JDC cars, with Mikhail Goikhberg just edging Gerry Kraut. Stevan McAleer was eighth quick for the Race House squad with Phil Lombardi and Chris Gumprech following in ninth and tenth.

Practice two gets going at 1:30pm local time, GMT -6. Stay tuned for more!

Results:

**Non-Series Spec

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd In Lap Diff Gap 1 56 **Revere Greist 2:14.337 108.479 9 - - 2 5 Keith McCrone/M 2:16.548 106.723 10 +2.211 +2.211 3 2 Daniel Erickson 2:16.817 106.513 6 +2.480 +0.269 4 22 Jonathon Scarallo 2:16.983 106.384 7 +2.646 +0.166 5 23 Victor Carbone 2:17.426 106.041 6 +3.089 +0.443 6 26 Fabio Orsolon 2:17.428 106.040 13 +3.091 +0.002 7 10 Mikhail Goikhberg 2:18.199 105.448 9 +3.862 +0.771 8 55 Gerald Kraut/M 2:18.434 105.269 10 +4.097 +0.235 9 14 Steven McAleer 2:18.471 105.241 7 +4.134 +0.037 10 3 Phil Lombardi/M 2:18.573 105.163 8 +4.236 +0.102 11 97 Chris Gumprecht 2:18.687 105.077 8 +4.350 +0.114 12 1 Cole Morgan 2:19.263 104.642 8 +4.926 +0.576 13 83 **Jeff Pietz 2:19.691 104.322 11 +5.354 +0.428 14 4 Rich Balsley 2:19.865 104.192 10 +5.528 +0.174 15 8 Mark Defer/M 2:20.408 103.789 2 +6.071 +0.543 16 27 Craig Clawson/M 2:20.689 103.582 10 +6.352 +0.281 17 41 Brian Belardi 2:20.700 103.574 3 +6.363 +0.011 18 90 Robert Wright/M 2:20.705 103.570 11 +6.368 +0.005 19 85 Zach Craigo 2:20.769 103.523 5 +6.432 +0.064 20 37 Chris Livengood 2:20.929 103.405 5 +6.592 +0.160 21 95 Al Guibord, Jr. 2:21.433 103.037 4 +7.096 +0.504 22 12 Bob Reid/M 2:21.680 102.857 12 +7.343 +0.247 23 42 Bill Jordan/M 2:21.952 102.660 10 +7.615 +0.272 24 06 Tim Paul 2:26.985 99.145 5 +12.648 +5.033 25 73 Vaughn Horvath 2:30.065 97.110 4 +15.728 +3.080 26 80 Bobby Caldwell -.--- - 0 - -