Mosport: Paul Gentilozzi riding the pole..

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Can. - Paul Gentilozzi put his No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Jaguar XKR on the pole to front a 36-car BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series field for Sunday’s 40-lap, 98.36-mile race at Mosport International Raceway. ...

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Can. - Paul Gentilozzi put his No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Jaguar XKR on the pole to front a 36-car BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series field for Sunday’s 40-lap, 98.36-mile race at Mosport International Raceway. Gentilozzi, of Lansing, Mich., scored his 22nd career pole with a time of 1:20.707 (109.685 mph), followed by Brian Simo, in the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta, at 1:20.988 (109.305 mph). “I really only got one good lap in the session,” said Gentilozzi. “You’ve got to be very careful not to lock up a tire or get off track. The temperature today (low 40s) is likely to be significantly different than during the race, and we were never able to get the tire temperature up enough for threshold braking.” Qualifying third in a career-best effort was Randy Ruhlman, in the No. 49 Preformed Line Products Oldsmobile Aurora, posting a time of 1:21.327 (108.849 mph). “We’re learning more about the car every weekend and every session,” said Ruhlman. “For some reason we’ve really made progress in the cold weather. Now we ’ve got a really good car and we’ll just hope that it stays that way through the race.” Johnny Miller, in the No. 64 Automationdirect.com/UPS Chevrolet Corvette, qualified fourth at 1:21.487 (108.635 mph), followed by Jeff Altenburg, who also turn in a career-best qualifying effort, posting a 1:21.764 (108.267 mph) in his No. 5 Steele Racing Jaguar XKR. “I’m pretty happy with my learning curve in the Jaguar and in the series,” said Altenburg. “We keep getting faster and closer to the lead guys. I’ve driven here in a Neon and a Miate, but this is a whole different experience -- at least I know where the track goes.”

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Brian Simo , Paul Gentilozzi , Johnny Miller , Randy Ruhlman , Jeff Altenburg