Lucas Luhr claimed pole position for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at the wheel of the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c.
Luhr, who sealed the ALMS LMP1 title with teammate Klaus Graf last time out in Baltimore, took pole in wet conditions by nearly three seconds from Marino Franchitti in the best of the Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b LMP2s.
The second fastest P1 car was the Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda B12/60 driven by Chris McMurry in fifth place behind the two Extreme Speed Motorsports P2 HPDs driven by Johannes van Overbeek and Anthony Lazzaro respectively.
“I did one timed lap and one slow lap to try to cool the tires, and then did another fast one,” Luhr said. “It worked out pretty good.”
GT honors went to Joey Hand, who was a late replacement for Maxime Martin in the No. 55 BMW Z4, in the best of the Rahal team’s entries. He claimed pole with his first flying lap to edge out Antonio Garcia’s Chevrolet Corvette C6.R by just under three tenths of a second.
Renger van de Zande took his first pole with the DragonSpeed squad in the LMPC class for one-make ORECA-Chevrolet FLM09s, while Damien Faulkner was fastest in the GTC Porsche division for The Racers Group.