Pirro takes Trois-Rivieres pole for Audi

Audi's Emanuele Pirro grabbed the pole of this weekend's American Le Mans Series race at Trois-Rivieres, Canada. His lap of 58.698 seconds in the 20-minute qualifying session was the fastest lap ever turned on this 1.52-mile temporary ...

Audi's Emanuele Pirro grabbed the pole of this weekend's American Le Mans Series race at Trois-Rivieres, Canada. His lap of 58.698 seconds in the 20-minute qualifying session was the fastest lap ever turned on this 1.52-mile temporary street circuit.

Several teams gambled on late runs and lost, as the session was red-flagged with just a few minutes remaining due to the crash of local driver Marc-Antoine Camirand's LMP675 car.

Most affected by the red flag were Audi teammate Tom Kristensen and the Panoz LMP-1 team of Jan Magnussen and David Brabhamm who won the most recent ALMS race at Washington, D.C. two weeks ago.

Pirro's only other ALMS pole to date was at last year's 12 Hours of Sebring.

Chad Block, who drives the KnightHawk Racing Lola EX257-AER MG with Steve Knight won the pole in the LMP675 class for smaller prototypes with a lap of 1:02.38.

Ron Fellows grabbed his amazing sixth pole of the season. A two-time Trans-Am Series race winner at Trois-Rivieres, Fellows will co-drive the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R with Johnny O'Connell. The duo has won four out of the five races this year.

Alex Job Racing continues its charge to the front as Lucas Luhr gained his second GT class pole of the season in the teams Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He will co-drive with Sascha Maassen as they seek their fourth win of the season.

Saturday's race will be televised live by Speedvision Channel beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT)

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Series ALMS
Drivers David Brabham , Jan Magnussen , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Chad Block , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Steve Knight , Alex Job , Emanuele Pirro
Teams Alex Job Racing