Donohue puts Brumos on pole at Mont-Tremblant

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Donohue puts Brumos on pole at Mont-Tremblant

David Donohue placed the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype on the pole at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Donohue and teammate Mike Borkowski are the point leaders in the DP class by a slim margin of one point over Bell ...

David Donohue placed the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype on the pole at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Donohue and teammate Mike Borkowski are the point leaders in the DP class by a slim margin of one point over Bell Motorsports' Terry Borcheller.

#58 Brumos Racing Porsche Fabcar: David Donohue, Mike Borkowski, Sascha Maassen.
Photo by Eric Gilbert.
The leading duo will be joined for the six-hour endurance race by Le Mans 24-hour winner and Porsche factory driver Sascha Maassen. Donohue's pole time was 1:30.225 (105.736 mph).

"This morning in the autograph session some of the fans mentioned that my father had great success here," reflected Donohue. "On my last lap, I noticed a huge crowd. I just kept it nice and smooth, and I thought about my father on my last lap. I guess that is the first time that has ever happened. I was really hoping to hold onto the pole for that reason."

Doran-Lista Racing No. 27 Toyota Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype will start on the front row with the second fastest time today. Bill Auberlen was clocked at 1:30.837 (105.023 mph).

Heritage Motorsports' Tommy Riggins took his eighth pole in GTS this year with a time of 1:34.307 (101.159 mph) - a new track record in GTS by over four seconds.

Joining Riggins and teammate, Dave Machavern, was their main competitor in the points battle until he was left without a ride, Joao Barbosa. Riggins and Machavern hold a comfortable edge in the points and are very pleased to have Barbosa in the No. 48 Mustang this weekend.

"Joao (Barbosa) has been a big help, because he brings a fresh feel for the car," commented Riggins. "I think we can maintain a strong pace for the six hours, as long as we keep running."

#33 Scuderia Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360GT: Cort Wagner, Brent Martini.
Photo by Eric Gilbert.
The GT class points leader, Cort Wagner, turned a lap at 1:35.720 (99.666 mph) to take pole for the Scuderia Ferrari of Washington No. 33 Ferrari 360GT. Wagner and teammate and co-points leader Brent Martini hope to extend their lead in the standings with a class victory tomorrow's race.

"Our car is balanced," expressed a disappointed Wagner. "I don't know why we didn't have more temperature in the tires -- I had less grip than in practice."

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