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Galati on pole for Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - Michael Galati put the Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition on pole for Sunday's 45-minute Speedvision GT race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 2.25-mile modified oval is proving to suit the Audi S4 quattros. Galati posted...

Las Vegas, Nevada - Michael Galati put the Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition on pole for Sunday's 45-minute Speedvision GT race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The 2.25-mile modified oval is proving to suit the Audi S4 quattros. Galati posted a fast time of 1:24.117 on lap nine of qualifying to get the team's second pole of the season. Derek Bell, driving the Legends of Motorsport/Audi S4 Competition, will start from the 11th position with a qualifying time of 1:25.868 and speed of 94.330 mph.

With rain in the forecast for Sunday, the team is optimistic about posting its best finish of the season.

Derek Bell, Legends of Motorsport/Audi S4 Competition: "The car is strong on the straight, which we have been lacking. We have also been able to get the car balanced through the infield. The key to the race will be to get a good start and make it through the first chicane clean."

Michael Galati, Champion Audi/ Audi S4 Competition: "It is great to give Audi their second pole of the season. The handling of the car is fantastic. The cool morning air helped the turbo, so it was a good session. The pole is important here, starting up front should allow you to get through the chicane first."

Rod Bymaster, manager, Audi Sport North America: "Michael did an excellent job qualifying on pole. The weather is playing in our favor and the cars are really running strong in the cool air. We are hoping to put in a good performance in the race tomorrow." <pre> Speedvision GT Qualifying: 1. Michael Galati Audi S4 1:24.117 96.294 mph 2. Mike Fitzgerald Porsche 1:24.266 3. Terry Borcheller Mustang 1:24.469 4. Peter Cunningham BMW M3 1:24.743 5. Jeff McMillin BMW M3 1:25.214 6. Boris Said Mustang 1:25.600 7. Bill Cooper Corvette 1:25.662 8. Bobby Archer Viper 1:25.667 9. David Schardt Porsche 1:25.721 10. John Heinricy Corvette 1:25.835 11. Derek Bell Audi S4 1:25.868

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Drivers Boris Said , John Heinricy , Terry Borcheller , Michael Galati , Derek Bell , Peter Cunningham , Jeff McMillin , Bobby Archer