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.
"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."
"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."