Leh Keen shatters Road America GT course record by 3.5 seconds

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Earns #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari pole at Road America Grand-AM Rolex GT qualifying

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.”

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458: Alessandro Balzan, Leh Keen
#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458: Alessandro Balzan, Leh Keen

Photo by: Jay Alley

Scuderia Corsa’s technical director, Roberto Amorosi, added, “I’m proud of the crew’s efforts after a long night of fine tuning. After the practice sessions we were confident we had a strong car and Leh proved it with his amazing lap time. We have a challenging race ahead of us considering the level of competition but our team is looking forward to confirm today position!” Today’s qualifying session for the #63 was dampened by the #64 Scuderia Corsa making contact with the barrier but it is already undergoing repairs and will be ready for tomorrow’s race.

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.

Scuderia Corsa

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Tags 458, ferrari, gt, leh keen, road america