Dalziel retains the pole at Road America

Ryan Dalziel back in the championship chase! The Sierra Sierra racer retained the pole for the Toyota Atlantic Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Dalziel had the provisional pole from Friday qualifying runs; today the he secured the...

Ryan Dalziel back in the championship chase! The Sierra Sierra racer retained the pole for the Toyota Atlantic Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Dalziel had the provisional pole from Friday qualifying runs; today the he secured the top spot with a time of 1:59.504 for a speed to day at 121.944 miles per hour on the Road America 4.048-mile road circuit. Today allowed Dalziel to garner two bonus points toward this years drivers' standings. The Scotsman who now resides in Orlando, Florida broke the track record that he set during Friday's qualifying.

"It's still extremely tight at the top of the points table and all it takes is one bad weekend to drop a couple of places," Dalziel commented.

"While I'm focused on winning every time I race the car we're at a crucial stage in the championship with just four races remaining. It's certainly exciting to be involved in such a battle and I'm sure this weekend's race at Road America will be equally thrilling," added Dalziel.

Points leader Jon Fogarty will start alongside Dalziel on the front row by virtue of having the second fastest time in the two sessions. The Pacific Coast Motorsports driver and former Atlantic champion was clocked at 2:00.148 (121.290 mph).

"I was on my first quick lap on stickers when the red flag came out ending the session," said Fogarty. "I knew I was on my best lap. I'm confident we have a good car."

Rookie Andrew Ranger kept the third place start with a time of 2:00.509 (120.927 mph). "I'm pretty happy," stated the Sierra Sierra rookie. "The car was pretty good this session."

Ronnie Bremer will start fourth alongside his main competitor for Rookie of the Year. Then Polestar Racing rookie turned a lap at 2:00.533 (120.903 mph).

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Jon Fogarty , Ronnie Bremer , Andrew Ranger