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Mid-Ohio: Audi qualifying report

Galati on pole in GT - Lambert on pole in Touring. Lexington, Ohio - Michael Galati, driving the number one Champion Audi S4 Competition, set the fast time in qualifying to secure his third pole of the season for Sunday's SCCA Pro Racing Speed...

Galati on pole in GT - Lambert on pole in Touring.

Lexington, Ohio - Michael Galati, driving the number one Champion Audi S4 Competition, set the fast time in qualifying to secure his third pole of the season for Sunday's SCCA Pro Racing Speed Channel GT Series race.

Galati put in a lap of 1:34.37 and an average speed of 86 mph. "I really made an effort to put in a fast time on my first flying lap," said Galati. "The tires really go away in the heat and it paid off. The car is really handling well and I have a lot of miles at this track so I am looking forward to a good race."

Teammates Derek Bell, driving the number two Legends of Motorsport Audi S4 Competition, qualified in sixth position with a lap time of 1:35.72.

In his first race for Audi, Joel Nelson, driving the number three Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition qualified in 12th with a time of 1:36.50.

In the Speed Channel Touring Series, Paul Lambert, driving the number 77 Stasis/Design It/Fiber Images/Audi A4, drove to his first series pole position with a time of 1:40.84. "It finally all came together for us with the Audi A4. We have had some tough luck this year, but we have a good baseline set-up that we have built on here at Mid-Ohio."

"What a day! We have three Audi racers on pole in three separate divisions," said Rod Bymaster, manager Audi Sport. "We are looking forward to a very competitive Sunday of racing for Audi."

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Drivers Michael Galati , Derek Bell , Paul Lambert , Joel Nelson