Joe Foster Wins Third Pole Of Season In Qualifying For Continental Tire 150

Chris Gleason Jr. Leads Street Tuner Class in Watkins Glen Session

Continental Qualifying

Joe Foster won his third GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge pole of the season in qualifying Friday at Watkins Glen International. Foster led Grand Sport qualifying with a lap of 2:02.256 (100.118 mph) in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R co-driven by Scott Maxwell.

The two-hour, 30-minute race will take the green flag at 6 p.m. ET Friday.

"It couldn’t have gone smoother," said Foster, who won his ninth career pole and second in a row. "I got out perfectly and ran one clear lap. I had the tires warmed up, let it rip and it ran perfectly. I knew right away it wasn’t going to go any quicker so I brought it in to preserve the tires for the race."

Foster will also co-drive with Patrick Dempsey and Charles Espenlaub in Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen in the No. 40 Dempsey Racing/Visit Florida Mazda RX-8.

Mitchum Motorsports took the next two positions in the 15-minute session. Joey Atterbury ran a lap of 2:02.324 (100.062 mph) in the No. 62 Piloti/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet Camaro, followed by Robert Stout, 2:02.439 (99.968 mph) in the No. 6 Lucas Oil/Sunoco Chevrolet Camaro.

Chris Gleason Jr. led the Street Tuner session with a lap of 2:09.026 (94.865 mph), taking his first pole position of the season in the No. 181 APR Motorsport/VW Driver Gear Volkswagen GTI co-driven by his brother, Kevin Gleason.

Friday’s schedule also includes GRAND-AM Rolex Series qualifying for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at 4:25 p.m. The 30th running of the Sahlen’s Six Hours is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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