Orsolon Paces Early Friday Practice

May 7, 2010
Orsolon was fastest.

Braselton, GA – Alegra Motorsports driver Fabio Orsolon paced an early morning 30-minute practice session at Road Atlanta. Rob Nicholas, who set fast time yesterday, split the Alegra teammates as Victor Carbone was third fastest around the 2.54-mile course. 17-year old Carbone is coming off his first F2000 win at VIR in his sophomore season and sits second in points, while Orsolon logged two podiums in the opening rounds of the season and is third in points.

“We made some changes with the springs and the wing angles over night and the car felt better,” commented Orsolon. “There is still some more time out there though; we’ll have to try to keep it on the top of the time sheets during qualifying too.”

Cole Morgan, who only ran a handful of laps and described his #1 as “perfect” and Jonathan Scarallo rounded out the top five. The two Americans were followed by Chris Livengood in a Pinto-powered Van Diemen.

“We went out on sticker Hoosiers and I even made a small mistake on my fast lap. The car is balanced really well,” commented Livengood.

Tim Kautz, Tim Minor, Gerald Kraut and Matthew Inge followed in positions seven through ten.

Tim Paul only got one lap in as his #06 SMR entry locked itself into second gear. Robert Wright had a spin to bring out a black flag which will give him a five-minute penalty during qualifying.

GTP was still working on Paul Farmer’s Mygale chassis thanks to an early-morning parts delivery from California.

The day continues with qualifying for race one at 11:00 am eastern, followed by a 2:15 pm 18-lap or 30 minute race. Saturday showcases a similar schedule as F2000 competes alongside the Formula Drift tour at Road Atlanta. Fans and competitors can follow live updates, news and photos on www.F2000ChampionshipSeries.com or on Twitter @F2000.

Results

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd In Lap Diff Gap 1 26 Fabio Orsolon 1:25.630 106.785 15 - - 2 89 Rob Nicholas/M 1:25.785 106.592 15 +0.155 +0.155 3 23 Victor Carbone 1:25.825 106.542 6 +0.195 +0.040 4 1 Cole Morgan 1:25.918 106.427 5 +0.288 +0.093 5 22 Jonathon Scarallo 1:26.104 106.197 4 +0.474 +0.186 6 37 Chris Livengood 1:26.172 106.113 10 +0.542 +0.068 7 36 Tim Kautz/M 1:26.276 105.985 5 +0.646 +0.104 8 88 Tim Minor/M 1:26.978 105.130 12 +1.348 +0.702 9 55 Gerald Kraut/M 1:27.047 105.047 14 +1.417 +0.069 10 20 Matthew Inge 1:27.060 105.031 4 +1.430 +0.013 11 41 Brian Belardi 1:27.066 105.024 14 +1.436 +0.006 12 10 Mikhail Goikhberg 1:27.195 104.868 13 +1.565 +0.129 13 28 Ardie Greenamyer/M 1:27.385 104.640 7 +1.755 +0.190 14 5 Keith McCrone/M 1:27.503 104.499 7 +1.873 +0.118 15 16 Peter Gonzalez/M 1:27.658 104.314 14 +2.028 +0.155 16 80 Bobby Caldwell 1:27.703 104.261 12 +2.073 +0.045 17 70 Tom Fatur/M 1:27.927 103.995 8 +2.297 +0.224 18 27 Craig Clawson/M 1:28.236 103.631 13 +2.606 +0.309 19 7 Brent Gilkes/M 1:28.314 103.540 7 +2.684 +0.078 20 97 Chris Gumprecht 1:28.368 103.476 8 +2.738 +0.054 21 51 Dan Denison/M 1:28.610 103.194 6 +2.980 +0.242 22 90 Robert Wright/M 1:28.767 103.011 6 +3.137 +0.157 23 3 Phil Lombardi/M 1:31.561 99.868 1 +5.931 +2.794 24 14 Blake Teeter 1:31.807 99.600 13 +6.177 +0.246 25 94 Al Guibord,Sr./M 1:32.837 98.495 3 +7.207 +1.030 26 06 Tim Paul -.--- - 0 - - 27 8 Mark Defer/M -.--- - 0 - - 28 42 Bill Jordan/M -.--- - 0 - - 29 69 Paul Farmer/M -.--- - 0 - -