Chevy squads sweep Detroit qualifying

June 4, 2016

Chevy squads sweep Detroit qualifying

June 4, 2016

detroit_poleChristian Fittipaldi led the “Bowtie Brigade” to a sweep of the front two rows in Friday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying.

Fittipaldi captured his second consecutive Raceway at Belle Isle Park pole in qualifying for today’s 100 minute race with a lap of 1:23.815 – shattering last year’s mark.

“To be on the pole here in ‘Chevy Town’ is very special,” said Fittipaldi after taking his third consecutive street course pole.

In addition to his two poles at Detroit, he was the fastest qualifier on the streets of Long Beach earlier this season.

“It’s not necessarily just this place that makes us successful,” he said.

“I think we have a very good car on the street courses and the road courses. Some days it comes easy, and other days you have to work for it. Today we worked for it. Now we hope to capitalize on it tomorrow.”

Searching for any extra speed, he spun the No. 5 Action Express Racing Mustang Sampling Corvette DP co-driven by Joao Barbosa on his final lap, but escaped without damage.

“They told me on the radio that the No. 90 was getting close, so I tried to do my very best,” Fittipaldi said. “I guess I squeezed it a bit too much – I was lucky not to hit anything.”

Marc Goossens came up 0.048 seconds short of winning his first Prototype pole, running a lap of 1:23.863 (100.8 mph) in the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP shared by Ryan Dalziel.


Other pole winners for today’s race included Robert Alon in PC and Bryan Sellers in the GTD.


Today’s race will be shown live on FOX live on FS1.


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