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Alexandre Premat Claims Canadian TIre Motorsports Park 120 Pole

Ramsey Racing’s Alexandre Premat claimed the pole Saturday morning for the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120.  It is the first-ever pole for Ramsey Racing.

Premat’s lap of 105.170 mph was a little more than one-tenth of a second faster than Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher in the best of the Ford Mustang GT4s.  Scott Maxwell will start third, followed by CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie in the sole Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the field.  KohR Motorsports’ Nate Stacy will start in fifth.

Other notables include Compass Racing’s Matt Plumb in eighth and points leader Dillon Machavern in 12th for Rennsport One.  Alan Brynjolfsson qualified the VOLT Racing Mustang he shares with Trent Hindman in 14th.

Compass Racing showed their might in TCR with Britt Casey Jr. claiming the class pole.  Casey’s lap of 102.922 mph was good enough for 15rh overall, more than eight-tenths of a second faster than JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Michael JohnsonRodrigo Sales in Compass Racing’s No. 74 Audi was third quickest.

In Street Tuner, BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones won the class pole with a lap of 96.877 mph, good enough for 25th overall.  The lap was more than nine-tenths of a second faster than MINI JCW Team’s Colin MullanMike LaMarra in the No. 73 MINI will start third.

Four of the 33 cars entered did not turn in laps during the session, all in the Grand Sport class.  Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Indy Dontje has been driving solo this weekend after Bryce Ward crashed at Watkins Glen.  Turner Motorsport has been helping out with a movie shoot with their BMW M4 GT4.  Justin Marks has driven the car a little in official sessions while Tanner Foust has been doing some stunt driving in unofficial sessions.  More on that in Pace Laps on Monday.

IMSA CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTSCAR CHALLENGE CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK 120 QUALIFYING RESULTS

The Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 is scheduled to go green at 2:55 p.m. EDT Saturday afternoon.  The race will be streamed live at IMSA.com and FansChoice.tv.

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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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