Minor Claims Pole with 1:51.2

October 11, 2014
Tim Minor put his No. 88 into the 1:51.2 range

Watkins Glen, NY – Tim Minor rocketed to the fastest lap in qualifying, and the fastest around Watkins Glen for any F2000 car ever, taking pole for the first F2000 Series race of the weekend with a lap of 1:51.291. Minor played a game of fast laps with Sam Beasley and Skylar Robinson, and those three will start one-two-three for this afternoon’s race. Minor’s Saturday penalty has since been rescinded by series officials.

Key, however, is Minor adds three bonus points for pole and extends a tight points lead by three over Robinson in the final weekend of the season.

The pace at the front of the grid was no less than frantic, with Sergio Pasian in fourth and David Grant in fifth, and both of those men in the 1:51 range as well.

Completing the top ten were John McCusker, Thomas McGregor, Tim Paul, Trent Walko and Kevin Kopp.

Qualifying Results:

PosNo.NameIn LapBest TmMake/ModelDiff 1 88 Tim Minor/M 8 1:51.291 Citation F2k - 2 44 Sam Beasley 7 1:51.374 Van Diemen +0.083 3 6 Skylar Robinson 6 1:51.501 Citation +0.210 4 77 Sergio Pasian 12 1:51.908 Van Diemen Rf +0.617 5 29 David Grant 9 1:51.978 Spectrum 014Z +0.687 6 01 John McCusker 10 1:52.158 Rfr 12 +0.867 7 93 Thomas McGregor 6 1:52.254 Spectrum 014Z +0.963 8 06 Timothy Paul 4 1:52.581 Van Diemen +1.290 9 66 Kevin Kopp 3 1:53.193 Van Diemen +1.902 10 07 Steve Bamford/M 4 1:53.273 Van Diemen Rf08 +1.982 11 91 Trent Walko 9 1:53.045 Rfr +1.754 12 10 Austin McCusker 9 1:53.371 Rfr 12 +2.080 13 98 Jim Libecco 4 1:53.407 Van Diemen Rf05 +2.116 14 51 Dan Denison/M 11 1:53.518 Van Diemen Rf05 +2.227 15 4 Zacharie Robichon 7 1:53.562 Van Diemen Rf03 +2.271 16 64 Jim Hallman/M 8 1:53.992 Van Diemen Dp08 2 +2.701 17 37 Davy D'addario 9 1:54.047 Rfr +2.756 18 1 Quinlan Lall 9 1:54.253 Van Diemen Rf05 +2.962 19 70 Tom Fatur/M 7 1:54.350 Van Diemen +3.059 20 95 Robert Wright/M 4 1:54.757 Radon Rn10 +3.466 21 83 Charles Finelli/M 6 1:54.947 Van Diemen Rf01 +3.656 22 67 Dave Weitzenhof/M 8 1:54.566 Citation 95Sfz +3.275 23 14 Jason Rabe 7 1:54.994 Van Diemen +3.703 24 47 Chris Monteleone/M 12 1:55.023 Van Diemen Pinto +3.732 25 12 Bob Reid/M 6 1:56.443 Rfr +5.152 26 27 Craig Clawson/M 2 1:58.727 Van Diemen Rf01 +7.436 27 11 Kem Lall/M 10 2:03.209 Radon Rn10 +11.918