Trans-Am Qualifying at Trois-Rivieres

GENTILOZZI FASTEST IN TRANS-AM QUALIFYING AT TROIS-RIVIERES TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada (July 31) - Paul Gentilozzi, of Lansing, Mich., drove his No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Ford Mustang Cobra to a top time of 1:04.287 (84.334...

GENTILOZZI FASTEST IN TRANS-AM QUALIFYING AT TROIS-RIVIERES

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada (July 31) - Paul Gentilozzi, of Lansing, Mich., drove his No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Ford Mustang Cobra to a top time of 1:04.287 (84.334 mph) to front a 21-car field for the 55-lap, 82.83-mile BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at the 1.506-mile, 10-turn Trois-Rivieres street circuit. Michael Lewis, of San Diego, Calif., qualified second but his No. 12 AmeriSuites Mustang Cobra failed post-qualifying technical inspection, elevating Brian Simo, of Carlsbad, Calif., in the No. 2 Valvoline Mustang Cobra, to the outside front-row starting position, followed by Randy Ruhlman (No. 49 Preformed Line Products Mustang Cobra), Johnny Miller (No. 64 Automationdirect.com Chevrolet Camaro) and G.J. Mennen No. 4 Smith Eye Wear Mustang Cobra). “I got a good lap early on and just waited to see what the others were capable of doing,” said Gentilozzi. “With only 21 cars, and the likelihood of less cautions, this could be a very fast-paced race. It’s no fun to come out and just run conservative -- for me that’s just boring, so I’m really looking forward to the race.” Lewis, the Drivers’ Championship points leader, will start the race in the 20th position after Ted Sullivan, the 21st qualifier, also failed post-qualifying technical inspection.

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Starters for Sunday's 55-lap, 82.83-mile BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am race at Le Grand Prix Player’s de Trois-Rivieres, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. (1), Paul Gentilozzi, Lansing, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:04.287, 84.334. 2. (2), Brian Simo, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:04.857, 83.593. 3. (49), Randy Ruhlman, Greensboro, N.C., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:05.106, 83.273. 4. (64), Johnny W. Miller IV, Johnson City, Tenn., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:05.658, 82.573. 5. (4), G.J. Mennen, Austin, Texas, Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:05.795, 82.401. 6. (83), Max Lagod, Barrington, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:05.834, 82.352. 7. (23), Bob Ruman, Munroe Falls, Ohio, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:06.012, 82.130. 8. (28), Lou Gigliotti, Garland, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette, 1:06.049, 82.084. 9. (6), Tony Ave, Indianapolis, Ind., Chevrolet Corvette, 1:06.314, 81.756. 10. (88), Chris Neville, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:06.404, 81.645. 11. (66), Leighton Reese, Minnetonka, Minn., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:06.435, 81.607. 12. (15), Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:06.880, 81.064. 13. (40), Steve Pelke, Lansing, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:07.303, 80.555. 14. (59), Simon Gregg, Jacksonville, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:07.642, 80.151. 15. (7), Bruce Barkelew, Columbia, Mo., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:08.246, 79.442. 16. (8), Tom Coleman, Asheville, N.C., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:08.416, 79.244. 17. (76), Jerry Simmons, Ancaster Ontario, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:09.018, 78.553. 18. (42), James Briody, Cherry Hill, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:09.431, 78.086. 19. (45), Glenn Andrew, Farmersburg, Ind., Pontiac Grand Prix, 1:11.248, 76.094. 20. (12), Michael Lewis, San Diego, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:04.718, 83.772. 21. (21), Ted Sullivan, Hampton, Canada, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:11.479, 75.848.

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing/USRRC

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Brian Simo , Tony Ave , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , Leighton Reese , Johnny Miller , Randy Ruhlman , Steve Pelke , Jerry Simmons , Lou Gigliotti , Max Lagod , Bob Ruman , Michael Lewis , Simon Gregg , G.J. Mennen , James Briody , Glenn Andrew , Ted Sullivan