Legends of The Glen Inductee on Pole
WATKINS GLEN, NY– Moments after his induction into the Legends of The Glen, Scott Pruett steered the No. 01 TELMEX/Ganassi BMW/Riley to the pole position for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Pruett took his first DP pole position in two years at The Glen and Jordan Taylor claimed the GT pole for the second-consecutive year in Saturday’s qualifying at Watkins Glen International.
Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen begins at 11 a.m. and will be live on both SPEED and MRN radio.
In the final moments of the Daytona Prototype session, Pruett turned in a time of 1:41.309 (120.818 mph) to knock Antonio Garcia of the pole and take the TOTAL Pole Award for himself. It was Pruett’s first pole since also taking the starting spot at the 2010 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
“It’s great to be back,” said Pruett, who shared the DP points lead with co-driver Memo Rojas. “It’s certainly been a long time for us at TELMEX/Ganassi. It was all we had. WE wrung every little ounce we could out of that car.”
Garcia starts second in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP he is sharing with Richard Westbrook and Oliver Gavin after a qualifying time of 1:41.599 (120.474 mph). Joao Barbosa qualified third at 1:41.667 (120.393 mph) in the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Barbosa’s co-driver is Darren Law.
Frank Stippler gave the new Audi R8 GRAND-AM its best qualifying run to date with a second-best GT time of 1:51.018 (110.252 mph) in the No. 52 APR Tuned/Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8. Stippler’s co-drivers are Dion von Moltke and Marc Basseng. Qualifying third was GT points co-leader Emil Assentato at 1:51.158 (110.114 mph) in the No. 69 FXDD Ferrari 458 Italia he is sharing with Jeff Segal and Anthony Lazzaro.
David Rosenblum ran a lap of 2:30.367/81.401 mph in the No. 18 Leo’s Apparel Ford Fiesta to capture the pole for Sunday morning’s TOTAL Performance Showcase race. The Langhorne, Pa., resident will lead the field to start at 9:15 a.m. for the 45-minute event for GRAND-AM’s new series for “B-Spec” sub-compact cars. Todd Buras will start from the outside of the front row in the No. 50 Irish Mike’s Racing Ford Fiesta.
The action continues on Sunday morning with TOTAL Performance Showcase at 9:45 a.m., followed by the 31st Running of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at 11 a.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. and tickets are available for purchase now by visiting the WGI Ticket Office on County Route 16. Follow all of the action of Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (June 29-July 1) by visiting the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Download The Glen’s free mobile app on your Sprint phone from iTunes or for your Android mobile device.