SportsCar Championship Qualifying Report

October 12, 2018

Track:  Road Atlanta
Race:    Petit Le Mans
Date:    October 12, 2018
No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Practice 3:                          
Position: 12th
Time / Speed: 1:11.771 seconds / 127.404 mph
Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya
Position: 8th
Time / Speed: 1:10.947 seconds / 128.884 mph
No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor/Graham Rahal
Practice 3:
Position: 4th
Time / Speed: 1:10.857 seconds / 129.048 mph
Driver: Ricky Taylor
Position: 5th
Time / Speed: 1:10.780 seconds / 129.188 mph
Fast Practice Time: 1:10.786 seconds (No. 77 – Oliver Jarvis)
Fastest Qualifying Time: 1:10.437 seconds (No. 22 – Pipo Derani)
Recap: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams battled the high-speed turns of Road Atlanta during Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for tomorrow’s running of the historic Petit Le Mans. Earlier in the day the final practice session gave the teams one more shot to find the perfect balance for qualifying and the race. Following the practice session, Ricky Taylor was chosen to qualify the No. 7 Acura Prototype with Juan Pablo Montoya getting the post in the No. 6. Taylor finished the time trials with the fifth fastest lap with Montoya not far behind in eighth.
Coverage: Petit Le Mans – the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – can  be seen live on FS1 and tomorrow beginning at 10:30 am ET before switching over to FS2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET through the duration of the 10-hour event.