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Chad McCumbee Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

Multimatic Motorsports’ Chad McCumbee claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Mid-Ohio.  McCumbee’s lap of 87.908 seconds (92.469 mph) is the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point.

Ramsey Racing’s Alex Premat slowed down from his pace in Practice No. 3.  However, he turned in the second best time in the closing seconds of the session, nearly three-tenths of a second off of McCumbee.  Compass Racing’s Paul Holton will start third in the No. 76 McLaren, followed by Russell Ward in the No. 33 Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Techmet Mercedes.  Chase Briscoe will start fifth in the second Multimatic Ford.

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler will start sixth, followed by the BMW of BimmerWorld Racing’s James Clay.  Motorsport In Action’s Jesse Lazare will start eighth, followed by Alan Brynjolfsson in the VOLT Racing Mustang and Stevan McAleer.

In TCR, Compass Racing’s Britt Casey Jr. claimed the class pole with a lap of 89.652 seconds (90.671 mph), good enough for 16th overall.  Casey’s Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport was nearly six-tenths of a second faster than JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Michael Johnson, who is making his season debut after crashing at the Roar Before the 24 and suffering a broken leg.  Rodrigo Sales will start third in class, followed by Luke Rumberg in the lone Volkswagen.

BimmerWorld Racing’s Nick Galante won the Street Tuner class pole with a lap of 94.309 seconds (86.193 mph), good for 31st overall.  Galante was eight-tenths of a second faster than MINI JCW Team’s Nate NorenbergMike LaMarra will start the No. 73 MINI in third.

STARTING LINEUP FOR THE IMSA CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTSCAR CHALLENGE MID-OHIO 120

The Mid-Ohio 120 is scheduled to go green at 2:20 p.m. EDT.  It will be streamed live at FansChoice.tv, IMSA.com and on the IMSA app.

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Phil Allaway
Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor. Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

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