Wayne Taylor Racing continued their dominance at the top of the IMSA field in Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Jordan Taylor putting in a lap of 1:13.549 to put himself and his brother Ricky two tenths ahead of the Whelen Action Express Cadillac.
Despite it being a Cadillac 1-2 at the top, Mazda showed pace in California, with the #55 finishing third, just half a second off. The JDC-Miller Oreca ended the session fourth, with the Mustang Sampling Action Express Caddy fifth.
In GTLM, it was a dramatic affair interrupted by a red flag, with Jan Magnussen eventually able to grab pole for the #3 Corvette with a 1:16.609; it marked the first pole for the #3 since the race weekend at VIR last year.
The red flag was caused by Richard Westbrook in the #67 Ford GT, who collided heavily with a tyre barrier requiring significant track clearance time. Nevertheless Ford was able to salvage some pride with Joey Hand lining up second on the grid in the #66, who was less than a tenth off Magnussen.
There was drama too in GT Daytona as Jack Hawksworth looked set the first pole for the Lexus RC-F and 3GT Racing. That was until Bryan Sellers pipped him at the death by just three-three hundredths of a second in the Paul Miller Racing Huracan with a 1:19.243.
Behind, as ever in GTD, it was close, just one second covering the top twelve. Hawksworth ended up second, with the Daytona-winning Alegra Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R rounding out the top three.
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