Fogarty and Edwards put Chevrolet on pole at Barber Motorsports Park

Team Chevy drivers capture top-three starting spots in DP and front row in GT.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jon Fogarty extended his record as the all-time pole winner in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series competition today with a track-record lap of 104.878 mph/1 minute, 18.949 seconds in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP).

It was Fogarty’s 25th career pole; his third pole at Barber Motorsports Park and the fourth for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing at the 2.3-mile circuit. Co-driver Alex Gurney won his first career pole at Barber in 2005.

Team Chevy drivers captured the top-three starting positions for Saturday’s 2-hour race, the third of the 12-event 2013 season. Ricky Taylor in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP co-driven by Richard Westbrook, was second with a lap of 104.623 mph/1:19.141. Jordan Taylor took third in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP he shares with Max Angelelli, with a lap of 104.552 mph/1:19.195.

It will also be an all-Chevrolet front row in the Rolex Series Grand Touring (GT) class as John Edwards captured his sixth career pole. Edwards also put together a track-record setting effort by running a lap of 95.60 mph/1:26.610 in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R. Boris Said qualified second in the No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette, running a lap of 95.527 mph/1:26.677

#57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R: John Edwards, Robin Liddell
#57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R: John Edwards, Robin Liddell

Photo by: Mike Geng

"It was a good Chevrolet day in GRAND-AM qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park," said Jim Lutz, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, GRAND-AM Road Racing. "Congratulations to Jon Fogarty and the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP team as well as John Edwards and the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R team on their track-record setting efforts today. I am looking forward to solid performances by all of our teams in tomorrow's races."

In the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, Eric Curran qualified the No. 01 CKS Autosport Camaro GS.R in fourth place on the grid; and Matt Bell put the No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GS.R in the seventh starting position.

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