Qualifying finished at Hallett BFGoodrich Super Tour
Each of the five groups of SCCA Safe Racer National Series classes have completed morning qualifying sessions at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in preparation for this afternoon's Round 2 of the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour.
Justin Pritchard, a three-time National Champion in Formula Cars from Granville, Ohio, led Group 2 with a fast time of 1:24.497 (76.689 mph) in the No. 17 Mazda RX-7. David Koller led T1 with a best time of 1:25.732 (75.584 mph) in the No. 82 Chevrolet Corvette, with Robert Herman leading GT-3 a best time of 1:26.665 (74.771 mph) in the No. 00 Mazda RX-7.
Hans Peter, from Olathe, Kan., topped the Group 3 qualifying for the "wings and things" groups, posting a fast time of 1:08.543 (94.539 mph) in his Formula Atlantic No. 66 Swift 016. Peter posted the fasted qualifying lap of the day around the 1.8-mile permanent road course. Tom Bootz will start on pole in DSR, and third overall in Group 3, after a best time of 1:13.521 (88.138 mph) in the No. 36 Stohr WF-1. Darrell Mease (No. 20 Star Mazda, 1:17.146/83.997 mph), Marshall Mauney (No. 64 Formula Enterprises, 1:18.247/82.815 mph), Jack Donnellan (No. 6 Lola 59B Sports 2000, 1:19.581/81.426 mph), and Jason Hickey (No. 32 Mazda Sport Racer CSR, 1:23.139/77.942 mph) all are on their respective class poles in the group.
Group 4 was topped by Jim Wheeler, from Lenexa, Kan., who posted a best time of 1:25.597 (75.704 mph) in the No. 20 Pontiac Trans-Am. Matt Reynolds topped Spec Miata with a best time of 1:30.373 (71.703 mph), second overall in the group, with John Saucier leading Showroom Stock C in the No. 31 Mazda3 with a fast time of 1:35.121 (68.124 mph).
Rick Harris, from Derby, Kan., topped Group 5 in his No. 8 F Production Mazda Miata after posting a time of 1:24.509 (76.678 mph) at his home track. Kent Prather, driving the No. 26 Mazda Miata in GT-Lite, posted the best time in that class with a 1:25.604 (75.697 mph), landing him third overall. Chris Albin topped H Production with a best time of 1:30.077 (71.938 mph) in the No. 3 VW Golf. Brian Laughlin led STU in his No. 5 Mazda Miata after a best time of 1:30.192 (71.847 mph).
Cliff Johnson, of Kansas City, Mo., topped Formula F and Group 6 overall with a best time of 1:19.562 (81.446 mph) in the No. 4 Piper DF-5. Second on the grid was the fastest Formula 500 machine, the No. 15 KBS Cyclone piloted by C.J. McAbbee. McAbee's fast time was a 1:21.298 (79.707 mph) during the 20-minute session. Bill Johnson led Formula Vee with a fast time of 1:28.146 (73.514 mph) in the No. 42 Vortech VW.
Group 1 this weekend is made up of ITR, ITS, ITA, ITB, ITC, ITE and IT7 regional classes.
This afternoon's BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour races will be 25 laps in length.
The BFGoodrich Tires Midwest Super Tour is part of the Green Country Grand Prix Regional/National weekend held at the 1.8-mile Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. The event is hosted by the Ark Valley Race Group, a joint effort by the NEOkla, Oklahoma, and Wichita Regions of the SCCA.
Each group will race in a 25-lap race this afternoon.
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