Owen Trinkler and Team TGM secured pole position in GS after a record-breaking 1:23.300 from Trinkler. The performance made the #46 Mercedes-AMG GT4 the first repeat pole sitter this season.
“I got my first win in this series here shortly after my dad died so this place has a special meaning to me,” Trinkler said. “I can’t thank my team enough, we are pretty determined, the guys are working so hard. Everybody is doing a great job, we’ve got to get back on the top step and this is a good way to start.”
Just seven-hundredths of a second off pole was Tyler McQuarrie in the #39 Carbahn Motorsports Audi R8 GT4. Their best time was a 1:23.369.
Ben Rhodes in the #15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang and Nate Stacy in the #60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang combined for a surprising third and fourth showing for the blue oval.
The only notable incident in the session involved the #65 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Tim Probert. Probert found himself in the barriers with damage mostly being done to the rear of the car. Probert was able to get the car back to the pits, but not before the red flag came out.
The #17 JDC-Miller Motorsport Audi RS3 of Mikey Taylor topped the charts in TCR. Taylor’s 1:23.975 was nearly half a second quicker than the next best time in the class and two seconds quicker than the previous TCR record.
“We have some home town support here it’s just been a great car all weekend. I’ve got a lot of friends and family coming out so I’m really excited for the race.” Said Taylor. “We just need to keep our noses clean and hand over to Britt [Casey Jr.] for the finish.
Second and third in the class were both taken by Hyundai Veloster N entries. Michael Lewis, with a time of 1:24.448, in the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai bested the efforts of his teammate, Mason Filippi in the #21 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai by two-tenths of a second.
The top Honda ended the session in fourth with a 1:24.836 from Shelby Blackstock in the #37 LA Honda World Civic.