12 Hours of Sebring – Nicolas nicks Nick for Skip Barber National Pole

Thursday, March 18, 2010 Brazilian driver Nicolas Costa captured his first pole in Skip Barber National competition in this morning’s qualifying for Round 3 of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. Timing his lap perfectly, Costa used the draft to record a 2:21.855 sec. lap to secure the bonus point for pole by almost a half second over Nick Andries. Southern Race Series point leader Ashley Freiberg will start third with a 2:23.025 sec. lap, followed by MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Spencer Pigot with sophomore driver Isaac Lyons rounding out the top five. Skip Barber Cup driver Jim Norman was the surprise of the session, qualifying eighth with a 2:23.733.

Thursday, March 18, starting grid for Thursday Race 1 (round 3 of 14)
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, Sebring International Raceway
3.7-mile, 17-turn road course

1. Nicolas Costa, 2:21.855 sec., 93.899 mph
2. Nick Andries, 2:22.337
3. Ashley Freiberg, 2:23.025
4. Spencer Pigot, 2:23.143
5. Isaac Lyons, 2:23.281
6. Felix Serralles, 2:23.406
7. Dennis Trebing, 2:23.721
8. Jim Norman-S, 2.23.733
9. Luis Michael Dorrbecker, 2:24.179
10. Brandon Newey, 2:24.204
11. Mukul Sud, 2:24.451
12. Daniel Lloyd, 2:24.520
13. Scott Anderson, 2:24.751
14. Danilo Estrela, 2:24.934
15. Thomas McGregor, 2:26.962

Next up
Round 3 of 14 of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda takes the green flag at 4:30pm for 30 minutes of exciting action. Follow the races almost live on and look for the race weekend wrap-up on

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