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Day 1 Update from Sebring
 Date: March 15, 2007 20:05
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
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Night practice for the ALMS cars should be taking place at the moment but a torrential downpour that ended about a half hour ago seems to have put the brakes on it for now. We're typing this update from a parking lot situated just outside Sebring's front straight. Unfortunately we didn't arrive in time for the World Challenge Touring car qualifying session earlier today, but we were able to walk around the paddock for a little while before the skies let loose in a BIG way. To avoid spoiling it for those who are waiting to see the televised coverage of the Speed World Challenge race, the qualifying results are posted "invisibly" below. To read them, just click and drag your mouse over the following "blank" area and you should be able to see them.

The World Challenge Touring Car race takes place tomorrow AM at 11:05 so we'll be up bright and early to hopefully see some TSXs and/or RSXs on the podium. We can't wait to see the Acura ALMS cars in action too, and hopefully the night practice session will begin soon. In the mean time, enjoy a few pics from today.














Speed Touring Car Qually Results

1 Jeff Altenburg/Mazdaspeed - Mazda 6 - 2:19.951 95.176mph
2 Randy Pobst/Mazdaspeed - Mazda 6 - 2:20.052 95.107
3 Kuno Wittmer/Realtime - Acura RSX - 2:20.849 94.569
4 Seth Thomas/Bimmerworld - BMW 325i - 2:21.164 94.358
5 Pierre Kleinubing/RealTime - Acura TSX - 2:21.336 94.243
6 James Clay/Bimmerworld - BMW 325i 2:21.363 94.225
7 Dino Crescentini/STaSIS - Audi A4 2:21.426 94.183
8 James Sofronas/Global Motorsports Group - BMW 325Ci 2:21.431 94.180
9 Charlie Putman/Tindol Motorsports - Mazda 6 2:21.534 94.111
10 Chip Herr/STaSIS - Audi A4 2:21.554 94.098
11 Peter Cunningham/RealTime - Acura TSX 2:21.969 93.823
12 Robb Holland/3R-Racing - Dodge SRT-4 2:22.092 93.742
13 Jason Martinelli/Techmark - BMW 325Ci 2:22.158 93.698
14 Brandon Davis/RealTime - Acura TSX 2:22.467 93.495
15 Michael Galati/Mazda North America/Tindol - Mazda 6 2:22.542 93.446
16 Nick Esayian/RealTime - Acura TSX 2:22.682 93.354
17 Ian Baas/STaSIS - Audi A4 2:23.620 92.744
18 Mary Katharine/Tindol - Mazda 6 2:24.140 92.410
19 Stan Wilson(R)/Sorted Performance - Dodge SRT-4 2:25.397 91.611
20 Phil Parlato/Worldwide Capital - BMW 325i 2:25.646 91.454
21 Byron Smith(R) - Dodge SRT-4 2:28.298 89.819
22 Hal Brown(R) - Dodge SRT-4 2:34.779 86.058
23 Charles Espenlaub - Mazda 6 2:46.843 79.835
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