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Road America: GT practice one report

McCann Leads Viper 1-2 In Opening SPEED GT Qualifying at Road America ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 18, 2006) -- Michael McCann, of N. Canton, Ohio, paced a tight SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT field in the first practice at the Road ...

McCann Leads Viper 1-2 In Opening SPEED GT Qualifying at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 18, 2006) -- Michael McCann, of N. Canton, Ohio, paced a tight SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT field in the first practice at the Road America Generac 500 weekend. Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., and Ricardo Imery, of Caracas, Venezuela, completed the top three.

Driving the No. 82 McCann Plastics/K&N Filters Dodge Viper, McCann turned a fastest time of 2:16.572 (106.704 mph) around the famed 4.048-mile circuit, just edging Archer's No. 5 c3contrils/Dodge Motorsport Dodge Viper by 0.096-second.

"It feels really good. It feels fantastic," McCann said. "It's nice to be back at a Viper track. We haven't been at one for awhile, so this track seems to be very favorable to the Viper. If we couldn't do it here, I think we better pack up and go home. So far so good, but it's only practice. I don't know if everybody is running as hard as they can right now, but I like our position."

Rookie Imery was third fastest in his No. 64 AXA Financial/Cavenas Elevators Porsche 911 GT3 with a fastest time of 2:16.691 (106.611 mph), just a whisker off Archer.

The XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-Vs of Ron Fellows, of Mississauga, Ontario and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., completed the top five.

The second, and final SPEED GT practice is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. (CDT) this evening. Qualifying will be at 9:25 a.m. (CDT) on Saturday.

To follow all SCCA SPEED GT sessions via live Timing and Scoring Presented by SRT and live lap notes via the SCCA Pit Board, please visit www.world-challenge.com.

-credit: scca pro racing

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Series PWC
Drivers Ron Fellows , Andy Pilgrim , Tommy Archer , Ricardo Imery , Michael McCann
Teams HART