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Thompson-Estep Porsche Carrera Cup North America front row start at Road America

Parker Thompson (Canada) will start on the pole position for race one of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands at Road America. The driver of the No. 9 JDX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car lapped the 4.048-mile race course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in two-minutes, 8.455-seconds to score his first Pro class pole position of the season. He will be joined at the front of the 32 car field by Trenton Estep (San Antonio, Texas) in the No. 6 MDK Motorsports Porsche. The green flag will start the 40-minute event for the all-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race series on Saturday morning at 8:50 a.m. local time (CT)/9:50 a.m. ET.

Madison, Wisconsin-based Kelly-Moss swept the front row in the Pro-Am class was one-two by drivers driving cars prepared by the program. Alan Metni (Austin, Texas) – who leads the points in the category – lapped the circuit in 2:10.088-minutes to behind the wheel of the No. 99. His championship nemesis and Kelly-Moss teammate Efrin Castro (Dominican Republic) was in close pursuit in the No. 65 with a time 2:10.554.

Having not attended the most recent rounds at Toronto, Mark Kvamme (Columbus, Ohio) fell from the top of the Am class point standings to third-place. However, he quickly reasserted his presence in the championship for the 500 hp, rear-engine racers with a lap of 2:11.472 in the No. 43 MDK Motorsports Porsche. John Goetz (Westcon, Connecticut) set a time of 2:11.884 in the No. 57 Wright Motorsports Porsche.  

The fastest lap by each driver in qualifying sets the grid for the first race of the weekend. The second fastest lap by each driver acts as the qualifying time for the second race to be run on Sunday. Should a driver better their second best time during the race, the faster of the two will act as the qualifying time.

The top two qualifiers have had their qualifying times disallowed as has third-quickest car in the Am class. A modification was made to the Nos. 3 (Kay van Berlo), 10 (Vernon McClure) and 53 (Riley Dickinson) mandating their exclusion from the session. The cars will be sent to the back of the field for the start of race one. Their qualifying time for race two will be based on their best race one lap.

Timing. (all times ET)

Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands.

Saturday, August 6 – Round 11 – 9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 7 – Round 12 – 9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Source. Porsche

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