Brandon Newey (photo: Valet)Watkins Glen, NY – Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian driver Brandon Newey and F1600 Formula F Championship leader set pole for Saturday afternoon’s race in his Mygale/Honda. Newey’s qualifying time of 1:57:544 beat the existing Watkins Glen International track qualifying record for F1600, also grabbing valuable Championship points. Matias Koykka, also in the fight for the title, qualified fourth after a penalty for running a black flag.

Starting second in this afternoon’s race will be Jim Goughary followed by Sergio Pasian, who is also running in F2000 this weekend.

An incident in turn one ten minutes into the session caused the session to stop. Many drivers missed the black flag and lost two grid positions per Series rules.  The incident was quickly cleared and the field was able to go back out for a few more laps.

Both Spectrum/Honda’s round out the top five with Koykka of Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor racing will be starting fourth, right in front of teammate Neil Alberico.

Keenan Harris, Roberto Lorena, Adrian Starrantino, Steve Oseth, and Jeremy Grenier made up the top ten for race one starting at 3:55 local time this afternoon.

The race will be broadcasting  live audio on www.f1600series.com and timing will be live on Race Monitor.

Race Results

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd In Lap Diff Gap
1 98 Brandon Newey 1:57.544 103.212 8 - -
2 7 Jim Goughary 1:58.692 102.214 6 +1.148 +0.562
3 23 Sergio Pasian 1:58.854 102.075 7 +1.310 +0.162
4 10 Matias Koykka 1:58.130 102.700 8 +0.586 +0.586
5 9 Neil Alberico 1:59.049 101.908 6 +1.505 +0.195
6 13 Keenan Harris 1:59.559 101.473 7 +2.015 +0.065
7 17 Roberto Lorena 1:59.602 101.436 4 +2.058 +0.043
8 97 Adrian Starrantino 1:59.494 101.528 7 +1.950 +0.445
9 72 Steve Oseth 2:00.003 101.097 3 +2.459 +0.401
10 12 Jeremy Grenier 2:00.095 101.020 9 +2.551 +0.092
11 21 Art Foster 2:00.102 101.014 8 +2.558 +0.007
12 73 Bob Perona 2:01.677 99.707 7 +4.133 +0.928
13 5 David Clubine 2:03.598 98.157 7 +6.054 +1.921
14 07 Steve Bamford 2:00.749 100.473 9 +3.205 +0.647
15 14 Ross Devoe 2:05.007 97.051 7 +7.463 +0.591
16 01 John McCusker 2:05.368 96.771 7 +7.824 +0.085
17 68 Steve Jenks 2:03.695 98.080 3 +6.151 +0.097
18 55 Ray Phillips 2:04.416 97.512 9 +6.872 +0.721
19 18 Dan Pyanowski 2:07.653 95.039 8 +10.109 +2.285
20 15 Jim Oseth 2:05.283 96.837 8 +7.739 +0.276
21 44 Ed Callo 2:10.029 93.302 6 +12.485 +2.376
22 47 Jim MacNicholl -.--- - 0 - -

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