- 07 June 2014
Alton, VA – Brandon Newey, driving the No. 29 Mygale/Honda for Chastain Motorsports, rocketed to pole position for round five of the 2014 F1600 Championship Series at VIR. Newey continued his pace from practice on Friday – setting the fast lap and breaking the track record to score pole for the first race of the doubleheader weekend with a lap at 1:56.547. Ayla Agren was three tenths off pole and will start second in the No. 81 Team Pelfrey Mygale/Honda.
The 2012 Championship runner-up Newey won at VIR in 2012 and finished third in the other VIR round – making him an outright threat to win this weekend in a one-off appearance in the No. 29.
Lining up on row two will be Augie Lerch and Franklin Futrelle, while Steve Bamford was fifth quick. Garth Rickards and Sam Chastain followed.
Making matters more interesting were lap totals in qualifying- with Newey running just seven laps compared to Agren with 13 and Lerch with 14.
|Pos||No.||Name||In Lap||Best Tm||Make/Model||Diff|
|1||29||Brandon Newey||5||1:56.547||Mygale Honda||-|
|2||81||Ayla Agren||13||1:56.874||Mygale Honda||+0.327|
|3||82||Augie Lerch||12||1:56.899||Mygale Honda||+0.352|
|4||97||Franklin Futrelle||9||1:57.407||Spectrum 014 Honda||+0.860|
|5||07||Steve Bamford/M||6||1:57.777||Mygale Sj11 Honda||+1.230|
|6||83||Garth Rickards||6||1:57.799||Mygale Honda||+1.252|
|7||27||T. Sam Chastain||4||1:57.830||Mygale Sj13 Honda||+1.283|
|8||93||Jack Mitchell, Jr.||11||1:58.100||Spectrum Honda||+1.553|
|9||80||NIkita Lastochkin||13||1:58.179||Mygale Sj Honda||+1.632|
|10||7||James Goughary/M||10||1:58.210||Van Diemen Honda||+1.663|
|11||06||Austin McCusker||7||1:58.327||Van Deiman Honda||+1.780|
|12||24||Will Harvey||4||1:58.404||Mygale Sj Honda||+1.857|
|13||21||Arthur Foster/M||11||1:58.503||Spectrum 014 Honda||+1.956|
|14||13||Andrew Hobbs||6||1:58.546||Mygale Sj Honda||+1.999|
|15||46||Douglas Voss/M||11||1:59.302||Spectrum 012B Honda||+2.755|
|16||9||Brandon Angel||8||1:59.336||Spectrum Honda||+2.789|
|17||31||Scott Rubenzer/M||7||1:59.558||Spectrm Honda||+3.011|
|18||75||Don Baggett/M||11||2:01.138||Swift DB6 Ford||+4.591|
|19||2||Mike Scanlan/M||2||2:07.157||Spectrum Honda||+10.610|