Brian Simo Las Vegas qualifying

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., drove the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta to third on the grid for the penultimate BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race this season. Simo's qualifying time of one minute 17.502 seconds was fastest of the...

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., drove the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta to third on the grid for the penultimate BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race this season. Simo's qualifying time of one minute 17.502 seconds was fastest of the first group of qualifiers, but two drivers in the second session were able to better the time. Boris Said of Carlsbad took the pole position in 1:17.077 and Kenny Wilden of Oakville, Ont., was second (1:17.236).

"I think that was the shortest-lived pole I've ever had," Simo said. "We came in with a six-tenths [of a second] lead over everyone else. We knew we had Kenny Wilden in the second session, but the sleeper was Boris and he picked it away from us. We probably would have had a better benchmark if Boris had been out with us. But we'll just deal with it during the race."

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Brian Simo