ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—After sweeping Friday’s practice sessions, Tomas Enge in the #25 Reiter engineering Lamborghini Gallardo captured the GT class pole for the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Saturday morning. Reiter turned in a lap of 1:13.429 at 88.248 mph, setting a new track record.
Second in class was Anthony Lazzaro in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia. Lazzaro also broke the old record with his lap of 1:13.691 at 87.934 mph.
Dane Cameron in the #94 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 qualified third, also breaking the old lap record with his time of 1:13.860 at 87.733.
Six different makes—Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Cadillac, McLaren, and Audi—were represented in the top ten, and only 1.685 seconds separated the fastest and the slowest of the ten.
Jack Baldwin in the #73 Reset-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman won the GTS pole. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Jack Baldwin in the #73 Reset-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman, who broke GTS track record in Friday’s afternoon session, continued to be quick, capturing the GTS pole with a lap of with a lap of 1:23.453 at 77.648 mph.
Aschenbach was followed by 2013 GTS champ Lawson Aschenbach in the #1 Blackdog Racing Chevrolet Camaro at 1:23.879 and Andy Lee in the #20 Best It/Bondurant School/ Crown7.com Chevrolet Camaro at 1:24.526.
The first race of the double-header Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes the green flag this afternooon at 3:25 p.m. with the second half Sunday at 11:25 a.m. Tickets are still available through the St. Pete GP website.
The races will be streamed live on www.world-challengeTV.com and broadcast on NBCSN on April 6 at 5:30 p.m.