Qualifying has wrapped up for Classic Car Friday, with Franco Scribante’s final run of 40.119 seconds just under two-tenths off his fastest time yet of 39.932 sec in the 1972 Chevron B26 from Q1 – but this comfortably places him at the top of the standings leading into the upcoming Class Finals.
Ian Schofield’s final qualifying time in the Minardi F1 car was deleted after exceeding the track limits, leading to Andre Bezuidenhout finishing second again – shaving around 0.4 sec off his time (46.064 sec).
Chriz Knezovich powered the thundering 1967 McLaren M10B to his fastest time yet of 46.787 sec, a mere 0.027 sec ahead of Robert Wolk in the 20-year younger Formula Ford. Enzo Kuun was fifth fastest in the mighty Lola on 47.310 sec, just marginally slower than his Q2 time of 47.151 sec.
“It’s my first time driving this car, so I’m just getting into it,” Kuun says. “We had an oil pump drive belt fail this morning, so I’ve only completed three runs with the car. It’s a great car to drive, although it’s very small for me and I feel quite exposed in the car after always racing tin-top cars. But it’s great to put on a racing suit again and get out there finally. The track is heating up now, and the grip level is improving and the times are coming down, so I’m looking forward to the Class Finals and Classic Conqueror Top 10 Shootout.”
The usual protagonists retained their dominance of the top 10 results, with Rui Campos in 6th, ahead of Johan de Bruyn, Graeme Nathan, Josh Dovey and Charles Arton.
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