Pittsburgh Pressure Cooker Part One – F3 Results

It took three restarts to set the F 3 North American Championship grid for the Salute to Speed portion of the 34th running of the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta.  Eleven F3s raced through time trials, two qualifying heats and then the NAC final to eventually find the 2011 title holder.  Roddy Foreman (#22 Austin, TX) planned his startegey, adjusted for race conditions, earned the pole with first place finishes in both heats.  Foreman then led the field from a blinding start to a perfect checkerd flag finish, giving him the F3/SST 60 NAC title.   Mike Hooper #52 Markham, Ontario, Canada) , deftly moved through the traffic earning the second podium spot while Rob Rinker (#10, Tampa, FL) managed to overcome  barrel roll in the first qualifier and then return in the final to post a third place finish. 

Results: 1 – Roddy Foreman, 2 - Mike hooper, 3 - Rob Rinker, 4 – Tammy Wolf-Jakob, 5 – Toby Hood, 6 – Carole Reno, 7 – Bill Mastro, 8 – Steve DiNicolantonio, 9 – Dana Tomes.  Sam LaBanco and Dan Bunting were knocked out of the competiton during single boat incidents.  Both drivers were cleared on site but the boats sustained damage, keeping both men on shore during the NAC final.   Complete results for time trials and both qualifers as well as the final and the updated standings will be available later this week on this web site under results and standings.

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