SBN Road America

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Alexander Rossi snags a critical pole point.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In qualifying for the Skip Barber National’s second race at the Road America Champ Car event, race one poleman Charles Anti remained quick, but this front row is occupied by the drivers who are respectively third and second in points: Alexander Rossi and Marco Di Leo. Anti will start third, while points leader Jonathan Goring qualified fifth, two-tenths behind an impressive Jonathan Gore. Revere Greist, who will start on the outside front row for today’s race, will start sixth Sunday. Mario Adrian Ochoa, Kyle Lawrence, Alex Doman and Timmy Megenbier round out the top 10. Julia Landauer pipped Peter Husser for dibs on the sixth row, while Jason Fennessey and Paul Albert will ride shotgun on the field.

Rossi credits his move from third in yesterday’s qualifying to first today to two things: ‘‘I got two drafts [one from Goring on one lap, the other from Jason Fennessey on another], and, well, I was braking much better today – maybe 50 feet deeper in some places.’’

Marco Di Leo starts outside front row for Sunday’s second race.

Round 11 of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER is today at 5:30 local time (6:30 Eastern); round 12 is Sunday, also at 5:30 local.

Race Two Qualifying, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, Road America Champ Car. Conditions: Dry

1. Alexander Rossi, Nevada City, Calif., 2:33.144 / 95.157 mph
2. Marco Di Leo, Markham, Ont., Canada, 2:33.597
3. Charles Anti, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2:33.913
4. Jonathan Gore, Franklin, Tenn., 2:34.205
5. Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Conn., 2:34.408
6. Revere Greist, Madison, Wis., 2:34.605
7. Mario Adrian Ochoa, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, 2:34.687
8. Kyle Lawrence, Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 2:34.766
9. Alex Doman, Conifer, Colo., 2:34.832
10. Timmy Megenbier, Melrose Park, Ill., 2:35.004
11. Julia Landauer, Newton, N.J., 2:35.499
12. Peter Husser, Salinas, Calif., 2:35.504
13. Jason Fennessey, Andover, Mass., 2:35.855
14. Paul Albert, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, no time (crash)

Charles Anti proved yesterday’s pole for race one was no fluke, qualifying in P3 for the Sunday race..

Jonathan Gore is another Skip Barber Regional stand-out who’s running up front this weekend in the National.

Jonathan Goring was markedly better in race-two qualifying — fifth, versus his fifth row spot in today’s race.

In case you were wondering, here’s what a 14-year-old woman race car driver looks like: Julia Landauer.

Rick Roso

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