SCC: Mid-Ohio: Automatic Racing qualifying notes

Automatic Racing Continues Pole Streak at Mid-Ohio LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Automatic Racing earned their second consecutive pole in the Grand-Am Cup Series thanks to the talents of 21-year-old Jeff Segal, who turned the quickest time in the No. 90...

Automatic Racing Continues Pole Streak at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Automatic Racing earned their second consecutive pole in the Grand-Am Cup Series thanks to the talents of 21-year-old Jeff Segal, who turned the quickest time in the No. 90 BMW M3 during Saturday's qualifying for the Grand-Am Cup 200.

Segal qualified fourth at Daytona International Speedway, Laguna Seca and Phoenix International Raceway, but Mid-Ohio marks his first career pole with the series. He set a fast time of 1:34.450 late in qualifying to earn the spot.

Automatic Racing's first overall and Grand Sport pole came during the previous round at Lime Rock Park, where guest driver Todd Snyder put the team into the top spot at his home track.

Segal will be piloting the No. 90 Automatic Racing BMW along with Joao Barbosa. The only other race that the two have driven together this year was the Grand Sport race at Laguna Seca, and their effort resulted in a third-place finish.

Now, starting from the top spot, Automatic Racing is aiming to take the lead and bring home the team's first career victory.

In addition to Segal's milestone, all three of Automatic Racing's entries made it into the top ten for the starting grid. Emil Assentato set a time of 1:34.742 in the No. 91 BMW M3, earning a second-row start from the fourth spot. Assentato is driving with Nick Longhi.

David Russell landed the ninth spot on the grid with the 1:35.504 that he set in the No. 09 BMW M3, which he will be co-driving with Kris Wilson.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Emil Assentato , Todd Snyder , Kris Wilson , David Russell
Teams Automatic Racing