Pole Number 43 and Counting for Kendall TROIS RIVIÃˆRES, Quebec (July 31, 2004) -- Four--time Motorock Trans-Am Series Champion, Tommy Kendall, inherited career pole number 43 after qualifying for the 35th Le Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres was ...
Pole Number 43 and Counting for Kendall
TROIS RIVIÈRES, Quebec (July 31, 2004) -- Four--time Motorock Trans-Am Series Champion, Tommy Kendall, inherited career pole number 43 after qualifying for the 35th Le Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres was washed away by rain. The starting order for Sunday's main event was set by combined speeds from Fridays practice sessions giving the Rocketsports trio the top three starting spots. Kendall turned the fastest lap in the No. 11 Jaguar R Performance XKR in 1:04.462 (84.943 mph). Teammates Paul Gentilozzi turned a lap of 1:04.497 (84.897 mph) and Tomy Drissi will start third in the No. 5 TAXI -- The Movie Jaguar XKR with a time of 1:05.099 (84.112 mph).
Kendall's pole marks the fourth for the Jaguar AJ-V8 production based engine this season and fifth overall. Kendall was disappointed that he wasn't able to compete for the pole. "The end result is what we wanted," said Kendall. "I was looking forward to battling with Ron (Fellows), Paul (Gentilozzi) and Tomy (Drissi). We were confident of AJ-V8's performance here, it's strong in the wet or dry and tire wear is going to be an issue. I believe that we'll be in the best shape over everyone late in the race. If we're slipping and sliding, everyone else will be too, but worse."