August 9, 2013 – Elkhart Lake, WI. Two-time Grand-AM Rolex GT champion Leh Keen has lived up to his reputation by shattering the previous Road America GT track record by almost 3.5 seconds. Keen and his #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 turned in a blistering time of 2:11.183, obliterating Will Nonnamaker’s 2011 course record of 2:14.678. This also marks the third pole since Scuderia Corsa joined Grand-AM at the end of last season.
Keen, a Georgia native said, “It’s been a while since the last time I qualified in a Rolex GT race which was at Daytona 2010. Scuderia Corsa is all about being first in line for practice sessions, first in the car and being ready. We were immediately running fast on our first lap and the car was really strong. A great result in our start for the championship.”
Tomorrow’s Visitflorida.com 250 marks the first time that Grand-AM and ALMS will share a weekend of racing prior to their merger next season as United Sports Car Racing. Several drivers, including Scuderia Corsa’s Leh Keen, will be racing in both series this weekend.