Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – August 17th, 2012 – Conquest Endurance and Martin Plowman scored their second career pole position today during qualifying for the Road America Road Race Showcase, round seven of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. In what was an exciting battle for the P2 Pole, Plowman managed to turn a lap of 1m54.218s on his fourth time around the 4.045-mile circuit which was good enough to give him his second pole position in three races.
Plowman and teammate David Heinemeier Hansson have been strong since their #37 prototype rolled off the truck on Thursday and they´ve led all but one of the sessions during the race weekend. The team’s first Pole came at Mosport earlier in the year where they were also quickest all weekend and eventually went on to take the team’s first ever win in their short ALMS career. The Conquest duo will be looking to score their second win during Saturday’s four hour race as they continue their epic battle for wins and the championship with the Level 5 Motorsports team.
Today’s pole position was even more impressive considering that Plowman’s first laps around the Road America circuit came only yesterday during the first testing session of the weekend. For Henemeier Hansson it will be his second start at the historic Wisconsin track after making his ALMS debut in 2011 in a GTC car.
The green flag for the Road America Road Race Showcase will drop Saturday at 3:30pm (Eastern), the race will be streamed live on ESPN3 and XBOX Live and will be shown tape-delayed on TV this Sunday at 2:00 PM (Eastern) on ESPN2.
Source: Conquest Endurance