Grand Rapids GP Friday Practice

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 27) - Brian Simo posted the fastest time in Friday practice to top the 30-car BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series field for Sunday’s Johnson Controls 100 race at the West Michigan Grand Prix. Simo,...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 27) - Brian Simo posted the fastest time in Friday practice to top the 30-car BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series field for Sunday’s Johnson Controls 100 race at the West Michigan Grand Prix. Simo, driving the No. 2 Valvoline Ford Mustang Cobra, posted at quick time of 1:17.494 (73.399 mph), 0.390-second faster than Michael Lewis, in the No. 12 AmeriSuites Mustang Cobra, at 1:17.884 (73.031 mph). “It’s great to race at a track with a city as supportive of their grand Prix as Grand Rapids,” said Simo. “The track is still a bit slippery, but it’s getting better with each group that goes out there.” Paul Gentilozzi, switching this weekend from a Mustang Cobra to the No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Chevrolet Corvette, was third fastest, followed by Johnny Miller IV, in the No. 64 Automationdirect.com Chevrolet Camaro, and Randy Ruhlman, in the No. 49 Preformed Line Products Mustang Cobra. Sunday’s 64-lap, 101.12-mile Johnson Controls 100 Trans-Am race takes the green flag at 1:00 p.m. (ET), and will be televised same-day delayed on TNN-The Nashville Network at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Friday’s practice session two times for Sunday’s 64-lap, 101.12-mile Johnson Controls 100 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at the West Michigan Grand Prix, with practice position, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1 (2), Brian Simo, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:17.494, 73.399. 2 (12), Michael Lewis, San Diego, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:17.884, 73.031. 3 (1), Paul Gentilozzi, Lansing, Mich., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:17.889, 73.027. 4 (64), Johnny W. Miller IV, Johnson City, Tenn., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:18.568, 72.395. 5 (49), Randy Ruhlman, Greensboro, N.C., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:18.860, 72.127. 6 (88), Chris Neville, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:18.863, 72.125. 7 (4), G.J. Mennen, Austin, Texas, Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:19.139, 71.873. 8 (23), Bob Ruman, Munroe Falls, Ohio, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:19.560, 71.493. 9 (28), Lou Gigliotti, Garland, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette, 1:20.250, 70.878. 10 (15), Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:21.013, 70.210. 11 (66), Leighton Reese, Minnetonka, Minn., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:21.036, 70.191. 12 (7), Brian DeVries, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:21.352, 69.918. 13 (40), Steve Pelke, Lansing, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:21.479, 69.809. 14 (39), Craig Shafer, Somerset, Pa., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:21.512, 69.781. 15 (10), Don Sak, West Bloomfield, Mich., Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1:21.765, 69.565. 16 (59), Simon Gregg, Jacksonville, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:22.638, 68.830. 17 (42), James Briody, Cherry Hill, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:23.022, 68.511. 18 (83), Max Lagod, Barrington, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:23.035, 68.501. 19 (24), Rick Dittman, Prairie View, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:24.486, 67.324. 20 (8), Tom Coleman, Asheville, N.C., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:24.749, 67.115. 21 (35), Kerry Alexander, Indianapolis, Ind., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:24.856, 67.031. 22 (36), Claudio Burtin, Cartersville, Ga., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:24.874, 67.016. 23 (6), Frank Cioppettini, Far Hills, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:25.534, 66.499. 24 (95), Charles Webster, Hamilton Ontario, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:26.212, 65.976. 25 (38), Dan Furey, Columbus, Ohio, Chevrolet Corvette, 1:27.076, 65.322. 26 (82), Dick Greer, Columbus, Ohio, Chevrolet Corvette, 1:27.396, 65.083. 27 (29), Ed Hinchliff, Ypsilanti, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:27.737, 64.830. 28 (22), Joe Freda, Auburn, Ala., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:28.497, 64.273. 29 (45), Glenn Andrew, Farmersburg, Ind., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:30.864, 62.599. 30 (92), Mike Farmer, Rockford, Mich., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:32.997, 61.163.

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Brian DeVries , Brian Simo , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , Leighton Reese , Kerry Alexander , Johnny Miller , Randy Ruhlman , Steve Pelke , Don Sak , Lou Gigliotti , Max Lagod , Bob Ruman , Michael Lewis , Simon Gregg , Charles Webster , Claudio Burtin , Craig Shafer , Dan Furey , G.J. Mennen , James Briody , Glenn Andrew , Dick Greer