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Lime Rock: GT Friday report

Culver Fastest in SCCA Speed GT Practice at Lime Rock LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 28, 2004) -- Local resident Michael Culver was fastest in SCCA SPEED GT practice today at Lime Rock Park, in preparation for Monday's Road Racing Classic Featuring the...

Culver Fastest in SCCA Speed GT Practice at Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 28, 2004) -- Local resident Michael Culver was fastest in SCCA SPEED GT practice today at Lime Rock Park, in preparation for Monday's Road Racing Classic Featuring the Mohegan Sun Grand Prix. Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., was second fastest in practice, while teammate Michael Galati, North Olmsted, Ohio, was third.

After raining most of the morning, the sun came out just as the SPEED GT cars took the track for afternoon practice. And, as the track continued to dry out, the lap times got quicker. With nearly two minutes remaining in the session, Culver set a fast practice lap of 0:55.065 (100.027 mph) in his No. 14 First Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

"The car was exceptional in just about every turn and the ones that count like the downhill," Culver said describing his car's performance. "I was surprised that the track had as much grip as it did, given how much rain we had."

Piloting his No. 1 Audi Certified Pre-Owned Audi RS 6, defending SPEED GT Champion Pobst turned the second fastest lap of the day in the afternoon session with a 0:55.221 (99.744 mph).

Galati, driving the No. 2 Audi Certified Pre-Owned Audi RS 6, had the third quickest combined time for both practices sessions. Galati recorded his fastest lap in the afternoon session with a 1:00.262 (91.400 mph).

Eric Curran, of South Deerfield, Mass., was fourth quickest in a Dodge Viper and Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, was fifth in a Corvette.

SPEED GT qualifying is set for 3:10 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, May 29. The SPEED GT Round Two race will make its standing start at 12:10 p.m. Monday, May 31. Monday's race will be broadcast Sunday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

-scca pro racing-

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Drivers Randy Pobst , Michael Galati , Lou Gigliotti , Eric Curran , Michael Culver