ACEMCO Motorsports on Pole in GT1 at Laguna
Monterey, Calif. -- ACEMCO Motorsports driver Terry Borcheller drove to his second pole position of the year in GT1 at Laguna Seca. The Georgia based driver will start the silver Saleen from the top spot in GT1 for tomorrow's running of the final round of the American Le Mans Series.
The privateer ACEMCO team bested the factory efforts of Corvette and Aston Martin in qualifying with a time of 1:20.307 and an average speed of 100 mph. The time is a new Laguna Seca GT1 track record.
Terry Borcheller utilized every minute of the session, including the red flag period to tune on the car for his pole run. The pole is Borcheller's second, the first being at Mosport. "I left it all on the track," said Borcheller. "At the beginning I had a good lap and made a shifting error. I then had some traffic and the red flag came out -- thankfully. We used that brief red period to adjust the tire pressures and then I was able to get by the GT2 cars in front at the restart and get a clear lap to post my time. The car is good and has really been consistent all day, we will be a factor at the front tomorrow!"
"YES!," said Jeff Giangrande, team owner. "Terry's second pole of the year and a good beginning to the weekend for the team. The car has been good all weekend and we have been able to get that last little bit we needed in time for qualifying. We knew we had a good car, so we cut our practice before the qualifying session short, as Johnny Mowlem says, brilliant!"
The final round of the American Le Mans Series will be run on Saturday, October 15th at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The race will be televised tape delayed on the Speed Channel starting at 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday, October 16th.