Houston Gentilozzi Qualifying Review

GENTILOZZI ON POLE FOR HOUSTON TRANS-AM SERIES RACE HOUSTON, Texas (September 24) - Paul Gentilozzi scored his 15th career pole to front a 28-car field in Saturday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race on the streets of Houston,...

GENTILOZZI ON POLE FOR HOUSTON TRANS-AM SERIES RACE

HOUSTON, Texas (September 24) - Paul Gentilozzi scored his 15th career pole to front a 28-car field in Saturday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race on the streets of Houston, Texas. Gentilozzi, driving the No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Ford Mustang Cobra, posted a top time of 1:11.710 (76.658 mph), while Johnny Miller IV, in the No. 64 Automationdirect.com Chevrolet Corvette, was second-fastest at 1:12.044. Chris Neville, in the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Mustang Cobra, qualified third, followed by Brian Simo, in the No. 2 Valvoline Mustang Cobra, and Michael Lewis, in the No. 12 AmeriSuites Mustang Cobra, qualified fifth. "We did three laps and didn't want to put more laps on the tires than we had to," said Gentilozzi. "Having Brian (Simo) behind you is never an advantage--he had a little problem with the car in qualifying but I know he'll be right there in the race." The 62-lap, 94.67-mile BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am 100, part of the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, takes the green flag at 3:30 p.m. (CDT), and will be televised with same-day delayed television coverage on The Speedvision Network at 9:30 p.m. (EDT).

HOUSTON, Texas - Starters for Saturday's 62-lap, 94.674-mile BFGoodrich Tire Trans-Am Series race, part of the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. (1), Paul Gentilozzi, Lansing, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:11.710, 76.658. 2. (64), Johnny Miller IV, Johnson City, Tenn., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:12.044, 76.303. 3. (88), Chris Neville, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:12.769, 75.543. 4. (2), Brian Simo, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:12.803, 75.507. 5. (12), Michael Lewis, San Diego, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:12.844, 75.465. 6. (4), G.J. Mennen, Austin, Texas, Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:13.200, 75.098. 7. (83), Max Lagod, Barrington, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:13.434, 74.859. 8. (66), Leighton Reese, Minnetonka, Minn., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:13.472, 74.820. 9. (23), Bob Ruman, Munroe Falls, Ohio, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:13.498, 74.793. 10. (40), Steve Pelke, Lansing, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:14.462, 73.825. 11. (28), Lou Gigliotti, Garland, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette, 1:14.604, 73.685. 12. (10), Don Sak, West Bloomfield, Mich., Olds Cutlass, 1:14.721, 73.569. 13. (15), Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:14.728, 73.562. 14. (59), Simon Gregg, Jacksonville, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:15.177, 73.123. 15. (49), Randy Ruhlman, Greensboro, N.C., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:15.552, 72.760. 16. (70), Peter Shea, Irvine, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:15.690, 72.627. 17. (35), Kerry Alexander, Indianapolis, Ind., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:15.802, 72.520. 18. (14), Gary Johnson, Knoxville, Tenn., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:16.030, 72.303. 19. (8), Tom Coleman, Asheville, N.C., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:16.438, 71.917. 20. (36), Claudio Burtin, Cartersville, Ga., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:16.742, 71.632. 21. (76), Jerry Simmons, Ancaster, Ontario, Can., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:17.033, 71.361. 22. (6), Frank Cioppettini, Far Hills, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:18.902, 69.671. 23. (13), C. David Seuss, Charlestown, Mass., Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1:19.045, 69.545. 24. (42), James Briody, Cherry Hill, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:19.241, 69.373. 25. (45), Glenn Andrew, Farmersburg, Ind., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:19.704, 68.970. 26. (22), Joe Freda, Auburn, Ala., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:20.070, 68.654. 27. (29), Ed Hinchliff, Ypsilanti, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:21.598, 67.369. 28. (43), Andre Toennis, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:22.490, 66.640.

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