Koykka took the pole.Alton, VA – Matias Koykka continued his pace, taking pole by just over a tenth of a second in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda at VIR for the first F1600 race of the weekend. Koykka shattered the existing track record by some four tenths of a second but the Finnish 17 year old went off on his last lap, damaging the car. Garett Grist was second quick for Bryan Herta Autosport, followed by Colin Thompson.

Jeremy Grenier will line up fourth on the grid with Brandon Newey, also driving a Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport, rounding out the top five.

Art Foster was the first of the Ford-powered cars, in 11th.

Race one gets going at 3:30 local time from VIR – live updates on F1600Series.com

Qualifying One Results:

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd In Lap Diff Gap
1 10 Matias Koykka 2:00.414 97.763 5 - -
2 97 Garett Grist 2:00.582 97.627 5 +0.168 +0.168
3 5 Colin Thompson 2:03.120 95.614 5 +2.706 +2.538
4 12 Jeremy Grenier 2:03.329 95.452 5 +2.915 +0.209
5 98 Brandon Newey 2:03.875 95.031 2 +3.461 +0.546
6 07 Steve Bamford 2:04.070 94.882 10 +3.656 +0.195
7 3 Joe Colasacco 2:04.140 94.828 7 +3.726 +0.070
8 2 Mike Scanlan 2:04.788 94.336 10 +4.374 +0.648
9 72 Steve Oseth 2:05.225 94.007 7 +4.811 +0.437
10 01 John McCusker 2:05.437 93.848 5 +5.023 +0.212
11 21 Art Foster 2:05.613 93.716 7 +5.199 +0.176
12 86 Andy Brumbaugh 2:06.038 93.400 2 +5.624 +0.425
13 17 Roberto Lorena 2:06.116 93.343 4 +5.702 +0.078
14 41 Sean Maisey 2:06.150 93.317 8 +5.736 +0.034
15 23 John Butkovitch 2:06.534 93.034 11 +6.120 +0.384
16 19 Tim Dunn 2:06.686 92.923 10 +6.272 +0.152
17 76 Jim Lee 2:07.379 92.417 8 +6.965 +0.693
18 35 Russ McBride 2:08.373 91.702 11 +7.959 +0.994
19 18 Dan Pyanowski 2:08.449 91.647 5 +8.035 +0.076
20 50 John Nesbitt 2:10.313 90.336 5 +9.899 +1.864