Brandon Newey returned to form at VIR with a record-setting lap for pole.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.

Qualifying Results:

PosNo.NameIn LapBest TmMake/ModelDiff
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