Lexington, Ohio - Tommy Archer, driving the number 36 Motorcity True Performance Dodge Viper, will start from the front row for tomorrow's round nine of the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am for the BFGoodrich Cup race at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course.
Archer put in a time of 1:25.25 and a speed of 95.3 mph to qualify second in the 31-car field. The Cinjo team, lead by Will Moody, made no less than six changes to the Dodge Viper to improve over the mornings practice time by more than 1.5 seconds.
The Duluth, Minnesota resident posted the fast time on his fifth lap. Prior to the fifth lap, Archer was on pole before being eclipsed by the Jaguar of Gentilozzi.
Tommy Archer, #36 Cinjo Racing/Motorcity True Performance/Dodge Viper:
"The team worked hard on the setup making some significant changes. We had a little push in the car, which with this tight field meant the difference between a pole and second. The top six guys are within a few tenths. We have a few changes to make for the warm-up tomorrow to get ready for the race, should be exciting."
Joe Tranchida, owner Cinjo Racing: "We put it on the front row for the kids at the Promise Village. We went to visit the Promise Village again before this weekend so I think that helps us with some luck. The team did a great job to improve so much over our practice time. With weather being questionable for tomorrow we will rely on Tommy's experience here to bring it home upfront."
The Motorcity True Performance Viper will once again carry the Promise Village livery this weekend. Promise Village: Home for Children provides a caring residential treatment program for hurting youngsters and their families recovering from abuse.
The Mid-Ohio race will be televised on Speedvision on Saturday, September 1 at 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.