Sep 23

Brandon Davis crushes previous record for GS Pole, Pierre Kleinubing captures historical Pole for Audi in ST

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240

Ahead of Saturday’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the final of two, four-hour races on the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge schedule this year, Brandon Davis will lead the Grand Sport (GS) class to green.

Davis, a resident of Napa, Calif., surpassed the previous track record set by Joe Foster in 2012 by a staggering 2.345 seconds, with a lap of one minute, 32.549 seconds in the No. 71 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage. It will be his second career Continental Tire Challenge pole in what will be just his fifth series start.

“We had the luxury of going testing on Tuesday with the car and we got it to a place where we were happy with it,” Davis said. “When we arrived here we had a base setup tuned specifically for the track. With the lower temperatures it took a little for the tire temps to come up so our fast lap wasn’t right away. We just kept going faster and faster and that last lap I was either going to send the car off the race track or put it on the pole. I’m happy it worked out.”

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source: IMSA.com