Gigliotti Fastest in Both SPEED GT Practice Sessions at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga., (Oct. 3, 2007) - Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas, had the fastest car today following both SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship practice ...
Gigliotti Fastest in Both SPEED GT Practice Sessions at Road Atlanta
BRASELTON, Ga., (Oct. 3, 2007) - Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas, had the fastest car today following both SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship practice sessions, part of the 10th Anniversary Petit Le Mans. Michael Galati, of Olmsted, Ohio, and Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., were second and third fastest, respectively.
Gigliotti put his No. 28 LG Pro Long Tube Headers Chevrolet Corvette on the top of the speed charts with a 1:26.012 (106.310 mph) late in the afternoon practice session. The time is under the current qualifying record of 1:26.441 (105.783 mph).
"If this was qualifying, I would be really happy," Gigilotti said of his practice time that was a slim 0.004-second faster than Galati. "Winning practice is a lot of fun, but we really want to be the quickest tomorrow - when it counts. But, we're pretty happy. The LG Motorsports teams has done a great job."
Driving the No. 23 K-PAX Racing LLC/Jim Haughey Porsche 911 GT3, Galati improved upon his morning practice time turning a lap of 1:26.016 (106.305 mph).
Pilgrim turned the third fastest lap today in his No. 8 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/Bose Cadillac CTS-V with a time of 1:26.025 (106.294 mph).
Eric Curran, of East Hampton, Mass., winner of the previous two races, was fourth fastest. The driver of the No. 30 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Corvette put in a time of 1:26.158 (106.130 mph). Current SCCA SPEED GT point leader Randy Pobst ended today's sessions fifth quickest. The Georgia driver entered a time of 1:26.211 (106.065 mph) in his No. 22 K-PAX Racing LLC/Jim Haughey Porsche 911 GT3.
Pilgrim's teammates Ron Fellows (Cadillac CTS-V) and defending SCCA SPEED GT Champion Lawson Aschenbach (Cadillac CTS-V) ended the day in sixth and seventh, respectively.
Scotty B. White (Dodge Viper), Brian Kubinski (Chevrolet Corvette), and James Sofronas (Porsche 911 GT3) completed the top 10.
SCCA SPEED GT qualifying is set for 1:25 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, Oct. 4. Live timing and lap notes are available at www.world-challenge.com.