Trois-Rivieres: Saturday practice, grid report

Kendall Inherits Pole at Trois-Rivières as Qualifying is Canceled TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec (July 31, 2004) -- This afternoon's Motorock Trans-Am Series qualifying session at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, which was postponed from this morning...

Kendall Inherits Pole at Trois-Rivières as Qualifying is Canceled

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec (July 31, 2004) -- This afternoon's Motorock Trans-Am Series qualifying session at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, which was postponed from this morning due to inclement weather, was canceled due to rain. The session was run as a practice. The field was set by the fastest times earned in the four practice sessions, placing Tommy Kendall (No. 11 Jaguar R Performance XKR) on the pole, his 43rd in Trans-Am competition.

Paul Gentilozzi will roll off second in tomorrow's race in the No. 3 Jaguar R Performance XKR, ahead of Tomy Drissi (No. 5 TAXI - The Movie Jaguar XKR). Canadian Ron Fellows (No. 40 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette) and Jorge Diaz, Jr. (No. 8 Puerto Rico Grand Prix Jaguar XKR) will start fourth and fifth, respectively.

Due to the cancellation of qualifying, no bonus points were awarded.

Just three cars took to the track during the rainy practice session with John Baucom (No. 86 Softwaretoolbox.com/diecastregistry.com Ford Mustang). Baucom's time was 1:22.280 (66.548 miles per hour).

The 35th Anniversary Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1 at 3:45 p.m. Highlights from the race will air on Spike TV's "Dangerous Curves” show on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT, PDT). In other areas, please check local listings for availability and times.

The Trans-Am Series is the featured event of a full weekend of racing, which also includes the Formula Renault 2000 North American Championship, Historic Formula Atlantic, Formula 1600, Championship Auto Quebec, Honda/Michelin Challenge, Coupe Toyota Echo Pirelli Cup and FASCAR.

The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in 2004.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Ron Fellows , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , John Baucom , Tommy Kendall , Jorge Diaz