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 2:23.025sec 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.
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, 2:21.855sec, 93.89 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
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 twitter.com/SkipBarberNatl and look for the race weekend wrap-up on www.skipbarber.com.