Nikita LastochkinWatkins Glen, NY – Nikita Lastochkin took pole with a new track record for race one of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series weekend at Watkins Glen, with a stunning lap time of1:56.791. Championship leader Ayla Agren missed pole by .008 seconds and will start second ahead of Chastain Motorsports’ teammates Sam Chastain and Evan Mehan. The top nine cars were under the track record.

Jim Goughary was fifth, while Augie Lerch was sixth and Championship contender Garth Rickards could only muster the pace for seventh.

Come the race, Rickards will need to get to the front of the field and keep Agren behind him if he intends to make ground back in the title-fight. Only two races remain, both taking place this weekend at Watkins Glen.

Qualifying Results:

PosNo.NameIn LapBest TmMake/ModelDiff
1 80 Nikita Lastochkin 7 1:56.781 Mygale Sj Honda -
2 81 Ayla Agren 10 1:56.789 Mygale Honda +0.008
3 27 Sam Chastain 11 1:56.971 Mygale Sj13 Honda +0.190
4 29 Evan Mehan 6 1:57.162 Mygale Honda +0.381
5 7 James Goughary/M 7 1:57.316 Van Diemen Honda +0.535
6 82 Augie Lerch 10 1:57.341 Mygale Honda +0.560
7 83 Garth Rickards 13 1:57.375 Mygale Honda +0.594
8 07 Steve Bamford/M 7 1:57.425 Mygale Sj11 Honda +0.644
9 93 Jack Mitchell, Jr. 13 1:57.729 Spectrum Honda +0.948
10 24 Will Harvey 10 1:57.947 Mygale Sj Honda +1.166
11 13 Andrew Hobbs 8 1:58.277 Mygale Sj Honda +1.496
12 21 Arthur Foster/M 10 1:58.598 Spectrum 014 Honda +1.817
13 28 Andrew Lewis 3 2:00.737 MagaleSj Honda +3.956
14 2 Mike Scanlan/M 7 2:01.066 Spectrum Honda +4.285
15 18 Dan Pyanowski/M 6 2:01.557 Van Diemen Honda +4.776
16 70 Sam Lockwood/M 6 2:01.627 Spectrum 014 Honda +4.846

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