Two Minute Mark Broken by Starrantino in Qualifying

April 13, 2013
Starrantino (photo: Valet)

Alton, VA – Backing up two fast practice times on Friday, Adrian Starrantino shattered the VIR F1600 Formula F Championship Series qualifying track record en route to pole position for the opening round of the 2013 season. Starrantino, driving a Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport, clocked in at 1:59.926, going under the two minute mark at VIRginia International Raceway.

 Lining up alongside Starrantino’s Mygale will be the Cape Motorsports Spectrum of Jake Eidson, followed by another Mygale in WISKO’s Aaron Telitz, and then Joe Colasacco in a Van Diemen and Steve Bamford's Mygale/Honda.

Telitz commented he made a mistake on his fast lap and had more speed in the car.

Ayla Agren was sixth quick, ahead of Tim Kautz, Lewis Cooper, Jeremy Grenier and Sam Chastain.

Notably, Jim Goughary was nearly three tenths up on his VIR qualifying time from 2011, which but him fourth on the grid back then. Today? 14th.

Qualifying Results

PosNo.NameClassBest TmBest SpdIn LapDiffGap 1 98 Adrian Starrantino F16. 1:59.926 98.161 7 - - 2 10 Jake Eidson F16. 2:00.138 97.987 8 +0.212 +0.212 3 13 Aaron Telitz F16. 2:00.576 97.631 3 +0.650 +0.438 4 3 Joe Colasacco/M F16. 2:00.679 97.548 7 +0.753 +0.103 5 07 Steve Bamford/M F16. 2:00.852 97.408 9 +0.926 +0.164 6 96 Ayla Agren F16. 2:00.932 97.344 6 +1.006 +0.080 7 88 Tim Kautz F16. 2:00.688 97.541 9 +0.762 +0.009 8 0 Lewis Cooper III/M F16 2:01.045 97.253 6 +1.119 +0.113 9 12 Jeremy Grenier F16. 2:01.389 96.977 8 +1.463 +0.344 10 97 Sam Chastain F16. 2:01.453 96.926 8 +1.527 +0.064 11 21 Art Foster/M F16. 2:01.497 96.891 6 +1.571 +0.044 12 31 Scott Rubenzer/M F16. 2:02.013 96.482 7 +2.087 +0.516 13 06 Austin McCuster F16. 2:02.055 96.448 7 +2.129 +0.042 14 7 Jim Goughary/M F16. 2:02.416 96.164 5 +2.490 +0.361 15 68 Caitlin Johnston F16. 2:02.967 95.733 5 +3.041 +0.551 16 2 Mike Scanlan/M F16. 2:03.295 95.478 11 +3.369 +0.328 17 9 Franklin Frutelle F16. 2:03.698 95.167 3 +3.772 +0.403 18 16 Haru Tanaka F16. 2:04.362 94.659 8 +4.436 +0.664 19 5 Dan Oseth F16. 2:05.524 93.783 8 +5.598 +1.162 20 55 Ray Phillips/M F16. 2:06.157 93.312 10 +6.231 +0.633 21 18 Dan Pyanowski/M F16 2:06.525 93.041 10 +6.599 +0.368 22 36 Steve Roux F16. 2:13.556 88.143 2 +13.630 +7.031 23 76 Jim Lee F16 -.--- - 0 - -