Pickett Racing on pole in Baltimore

The pole position was the fourth consecutive one for the team and the second this season for Klaus Graf.

Baltimore, MD - Muscle Milk Pickett Racing kicked off its weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore the right way on Friday by picking up its fourth pole position of the season during qualifying for Saturday's race.

Klaus Graf was taking on qualifying duties for the first time around the 2.02-mile, 12-turn street course and the German mastered the course by registering a fast lap of one minute 25.290 seconds. His time was 1.4 seconds faster than the second place Dyson Racing car.

Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr
Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr

Photo by: Martin W. Spetz

The Muscle Milk driver placed himself atop the time charts on his third fastest lap and sat there until the end of the session, improving his lap time two more times before heading to pit lane following his sixth and fastest lap.

The pole position was the fourth consecutive one for the team and the second this season for Graf.

It was also his 10th career American Le Mans Series pole.

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing will be back in action at 10:10 am ET for the morning warm up prior to the afternoon race start.

When the green flag drops, the Greg Pickett-led squad will be chasing its record setting sixth win in a row and they will also be trying to clinch the ALMS P1 Team and Driver Championships by completing 70% of the race distance.

The Grand Prix of Baltimore will go green on Saturday, August 31 at 3:45 pm ET with live online coverage on ESPN3.com. The race will be broadcast on tape-delay starting at Noon ET on Sunday, September 1.

Klaus Graf - driver #6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03c: "The Muscle Milk car performed really well in qualifying today. We made a lot of changes in the practice sessions. I think the track changed quite a bit throughout the day, especially with the Indy cars running as well before qualifying.

"There was a lot of grip and you could tell by the lap times that everyone was running faster and faster. The difficulty is for the drivers to anticipate the grip level and we were just getting quicker and quicker every lap.

"Based on our information from this morning and the way the track changed we made the right decisions and changes. The Michelin tires came in perfectly as well, so it was a good session for me, I was quite pleased with the car."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Klaus Graf , Lucas Luhr , Greg Pickett
Teams Muscle Milk Pickett Racing , Dyson Racing
Article type Qualifying report
Tags alms, baltimore, graf, hpd arx-03c, pickett racing