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Continental Tire 150 Practice 1 Report

Posted by paul on 06/29/2012

Continental Tire 150 Practice 1 Report
Fall-Line BMWs quick in opening CTSCC Practice.
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6/29/2012
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Friday, June 29, 2012 – Road America 200 Opening Practice Report
9-9:45 a.m.

Grand Sport (GS):

§  Bryan Sellers – No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 – 2:01.783 (100.51 mph)]

§  Hugh Plumb – No. 45 Fall Line Motorsports BMW M3 – 2:02.422 (99.89 mph)

§  Billy Johnson – No. 61 Roush Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302R – 2:02.535 (99.89 mph)

 

Street Tuner (ST) Top 3:

§  Tom Long – No. 25 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 – 2:09.609 (94.44 mph)

§  Chad Gilsinger – No. 92 HART Honda Accord – 2:09.634 (94.42 mph)

§  Vesko Kozarov – No. 10 Skullcandy Team Nissan Nissan Altima – 2:09.645 (94.41 mph)

 

Notes:

§  9 a.m. – GREEN FLAG for 45 mintutes of Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge practice.

§  9:07 a.m. – BLACK FLAG for debris in the Inner Loop.

§  9:08 a.m. – In the opening minutes of practice, competitors in both classes are already close to their respective track records. Bryan Sellers (No. 46 BMW) is fastest in GS, 2.03.975. Joe Foster set the track record last year, 2:02.256 (100.118 mph). … Tom Long (No. 25 Mazda MX-5) leads ST, 2:09.609. Jeff Westphal set the ST track mark last year, 2:09.430.

§  9:12 a.m. – GREEN FLAG to resume the session.

§  9:15 a.m. – Eric Curran (No. 01 Camaro) now fastest, 2:03.634, but is passed by Billy Johnson (No. 61 Mustang), 2:02.535 (99.89 mph).

§  9:19 a.m. – Bryan Sellers (No. 46 BMW) regains the top spot, with an unofficial track record of 2:01.783 (101.51 mph). … Fall-Line Motorsports teammate Hugh Plumb (No. 45 BMW) goes to second, 2:02.422 (99.98 mph).

§  9:23 a.m. – John Yarocz (No. 68 Mustang)  and Bret Seafuse (No. 16 Focus) get together in Turn 1. … Yarocz has left-front damage; Seafuse loses rocker panel.

§  9:30 a.m. – Vesko Kozarov (No. 33 Nissan) goes to third in ST, 2:09.645, behind Tom Long and Chad Gilsinger (No. 92 Honda), 2:09.634.

§  9:32 a.m. – Arie Straus (No. 04 Mazda MX-5) has contact in Turn 6 and continues to the pits after very light impact.

§  9:42 a.m. – Chris Puskar (No. 195 Mini Cooper) spins in Turn 5 and continues.

§  9:45 a.m. – CHECKERED FLAG, not enough time to resume the session. … Next practice session is at 1 p.m., followed by qualifying at 3:15 p.m.

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