The #77 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P DPi will start the 2019 Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen tomorrow from Pole position with another record-breaking performance, a pair of laps that would both have let him ahead of the #6 Penske Acura of Dane Cameron, the best of which, a 1:29.639 shaved a full 2.5 seconds from the lap record.
Row 2 was another Acura/ Mazda affair, Ricky Taylor in the #7 Penske edging Harry Tincknell in the #55 Mazda.
Renger van der Zande put the #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac ahead of the similar #5 Action Express car to complete Row Three with Gabriel Aubry making row four, 6 tenths behind the Whelen/ Action Express Cadillac of Felipe Nasr for LMP2 pole in the #52 PR1 Mathiasen ORECA 07 Gibson.
That put the ORECA ahead of both JDC Miller Cadillacs with the Performance Tech ORECA doing a similar job on the Juncos Cadillac and CORE Nissan Dpi.
Antonio Garcia claimed the GTLM pole position, his first of the season, in his #3 Corvette C7.R, the only man in the 1:40s, and three tenths clear of Richard Westbrook’s ‘best of the rest’ efforts in the #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entry.
The #3 Corvette of Tommy Milner ended the session third in class ahead of the #24 Team RLL BMW M8 GTE of John Edwards.
Joey Hand, will start fifth in class after losing his fastest time in the #66 Ford for a track limits violation, alongside the second BMW, Connor De Phillippi ahead of both Porsches.
The Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evos will form the class front row in GTD with Championship leader Trent Hindman (#86) (1:44.978) edging out Christina Nielsen by three tenths.
Thereafter it was six other marques in line astern, the #96 Turner BMW (Dillon Machavern), #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari (Jeff Westphal), #29 Montaplast by Land Audi (Ricardo Feller), #9 Pfaff Porsche (Zacharie Robichon), #33 Riley AMG (Ben Keating), #14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus (Richard Heistand).