Galati makes record-setting run for Mosport Speed Gt Woody'S Ice Pole. CANADA (May 18, 2002) -- Michael Galati, of N. Olmstead, Ohio, took his second-straight Woody's Ice Pole Position of the season, smashing the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World ...
Galati makes record-setting run for Mosport Speed Gt Woody'S Ice Pole.
CANADA (May 18, 2002) -- Michael Galati, of N. Olmstead, Ohio, took his second-straight Woody's Ice Pole Position of the season, smashing the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT track record at Mosport International Raceway. Arch nemesis Peter Cunningham, of W. Bend, Wis., was second, followed by David Farmer, of Albemarle, N.C.
Driving the No. 1 Champion Racing Audi S4 Competition, Galati turned a fastest lap of 1:28.457 (100.075 mph) to eclipse Cunningham's 2001 mark of 1:28.690.
"I'm very surprised," said Galati, who earned his 17th Woody's Ice Pole Position. "We worked on setup all week. I just held my breath and went! There was nothing left out there. I was braking over brows, the car was squirrelly, but the Quattro system on the Audi really worked. The cooler weather really helped us out too, for the turbos."
Both Galati's Audi and Cunningham's RealTime Racing Acura NSX SC received performance restrictions after the season-opening round at Sebring, but didn't change the top two positions on the grid that they have regularly occupied since the start of last season. Cunningham also eclipsed his old record, with a fast lap of 1:28.673 (99.831 mph).
Farmer, who topped practice on Friday, was in the hunt the entire qualifying session in the No. 35 Metric Chemical Chevrolet Corvette ZO6, and wound up third with a fast lap of 1:28.919 (99.555 mph).
Jeff McMillin, of Erie, Pa., will start fourth, followed by Phil McClure, of Floris, Iowa.
Round Two of the Speed GT Championship will start Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.
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