Tommy Kendall will lead his fellow competitors to the green flag on Sunday for the 35th Anniversary Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi?res. Kendall was the fastest racer during Friday and today's practice time and that is all he needed to secure his 43rd Trans-Am career pole.

Tommy Kendall.
Photo by Adriano Manocchia.
Due to extremely wet conditions in the Quebec area, qualifying was canceled. Earlier, the session was postponed to the later afternoon in hopes the weather would improve. The original morning session was changed to the third practice session of the weekend; the teams had two on Friday.

The weather did not improve. The final fourth practice had only three cars attempt the conditions.

Kendall's time of 1:04.462 for a speed at 84.943 miles per hour landed him the top spot but he will not garner bonus points toward the championship.

His boss at Rocketsports Racing gave Jaguar the front row for Sunday's 3:45pm race start. Paul Gentilozzi's best practice time was 1:04.497, a mere 0.035-seconds adrift of his racing teammate.

Tomy Drissi.
Photo by Eric Gilbert.
Tomy Drissi added an extra smile to the RSR boss as he clinched the third position on the grid with a time at 1:05.099 in his Jaguar XKR.

Derhaag Motorsports invited American Le Mans Series' GT co-champion and local Canadian hero Ron Fellows to jump in to the drivers' seat. Fellows had little seat time in the Corvette but did secure the fourth starting position with a time of 1:05.293. Regular Trans-Am driver, Randy Ruhlman will start from sixth.