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{orsches battle new Ferrari entry to claim ALMS Laguna GT pole; Alex Job Racing captures seventh qualifying title in eight events. MONTEREY, Calif. - September 21 - In a year when pole position contests have come down to one and two lap...

{orsches battle new Ferrari entry to claim ALMS Laguna GT pole; Alex Job Racing captures seventh qualifying title in eight events.

MONTEREY, Calif. - September 21 - In a year when pole position contests have come down to one and two lap attempts, the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS racers seem to have the winning strategy down to a science. The latest evidence was today at Mazda L aguna Seca Raceway as Lucas Luhr poked the nose of his #23 Alex Job Porsche out for only three laps, but captured the pole for Sunday's race.

"It's a 20-minute session, but there is no sense in wearing out the tires - as we have to start the race on our qualifying rubber - going around and around the track. We want to turn a good lap and get off the track," said Alex Job, the team owner.

For Luhr, this is his fourth pole of the season, having captured the first starting position at Road America, Trois Rivieres and Mosport. His co-driver, Sascha Maassen, has won the pole at Sebring, Mid-Ohio and Washington, D.C. In fact, The Racer's Group Porsche driven by Kevin Buckler has the only other GT pole - earned at his home track, Sears Point.

By earning the pole, Luhr is now tied with Masseen for the ALMS GT lead, with drivers earning one point for the pole and another for most time spent in the car.

Third and fourth in the point standings and second on the grid is the #22 Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3 RS of Timo Bernhard and Jorg Bergmeister. The second AJR entry edged the new Risi Ferrari with Ralf Kelleners and Anthony Lazzaro by less than one second

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Series ALMS
Drivers Anthony Lazzaro , Sascha Maassen , Timo Bernhard , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing