Grand-Am Road Racing
Potolicchio to Start from Pole at Grand Prix of Miami after Qualifying Rainout
Potter Gets GT Pole as Starting Grid Established Based on Rolex Series Points
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (April 27, 2012) – An outstanding start to the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series for No. 8 Duncan/Motorola Ford/Riley co-drivers Enzo Potolicchio and Ryan Dalziel paid dividends on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
By virtue of his team’s position atop the Daytona Prototype team standings, Potolicchio will start Sunday’s Grand Prix of Miami (SPEED, Live, 1 p.m. ET) from the pole position as the starting grid was established based on points due to a rainout of qualifying. The rains were a welcome sight for Potolicchio on Saturday, since they earned him the pole without breaking a sweat. He’d be happy to see them return Sunday.
“This morning [in practice], we were really fast in the rain,” Potolicchio said. “I was happy with our setup for rain and actually, I want the rain to stay around here for the race tomorrow. I think we have a really strong package for the rain.”
Joining Potolicchio on the front row will be 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona winner John Pew in the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley. Richard Westbrook – who picked up his first Rolex Series Daytona Prototype victory last month at Barber Motorsports Park – starts third in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP.
Heading the GT field will be Rolex 24 At Daytona class winner and points leader John Potter in the No. 44 Magnus Racing/Flex-Box Porsche GT3. Starting second in GT will be South Florida’s Sylvain Tremblay – who makes his home in Parkland, Fla. – in the No. 70 Mazdaspeed/Mazda/ModSpace/Castrol Mazda RX-8, and Andrew Davis will roll off third from the GT gird in the No. 59 The Brumos Companies Porsche GT3.