Daytona final qualifying report
75-CAR FIELD SET TO START 33RD ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 74-car field is set to start Saturday's 33rd Rolex 24 At Daytona International Motor Sports Association Exxon World Sports Car Championship and Supreme GT Series Grand ...
75-CAR FIELD SET TO START 33RD ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 74-car field is set to start Saturday's 33rd Rolex 24 At Daytona International Motor Sports Association Exxon World Sports Car Championship and Supreme GT Series Grand Prix of Endurance at Daytona International Speedway.
IMSA made a dispensation to start the entire field of cars that had signed-in to the garages at the "World Center of Racing." The green flag is scheduled to fall at 3 p.m.
The major change in the lineup in Friday's final qualifying occurred when the Brix Racing Oldsmobile Spice BDG02 posted a lap of 1:44.804, an average speed of 122.285 mph; good for fourth spot on the grid.
Three Ferrari 333 SPs still hold the top spots on the grid. The fourth Ferrari sits fifth followed by five other World Sports Cars. A total of 19 World Sports Cars are scheduled to start the event.
Irv Hoerr maintained his pole position for the Exxon Supreme GTS-1 class, in 11th overall in the Brix Motorsport Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. A total of 30 GTS-1 cars are scheduled to start.
Austrian Dieter Quester grabbed the pole position for the Exxon GTS-2 class, with a lap of 1:59.561, 107.192 mph, in a BMW M-3.
DAYT0NA BEACH, Fla. -- The provisional top-10 starters, plus pole winners for GTS-1 and GTS-2; for the 33rd Rolex 24 At Daytona, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Daytona International Speedway; listing starting position, class, drivers, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour:
1. WSC Andy Evans/Mauro Baldi/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Johansson Ferrari 333 SP 1:43.326/124.035 mph 2. WSC Andy Evans/Fermin Velez/Paul Gentilozzi/Eric Van de Poele Ferrari 333 SP 1:43.461/123.873 3. WSC Massimo Sigala/Fabrizio Barbazza/Gianfranco Brancatelli Ferrari 333 SP 1:44.461/122.687 4. WSC Jeremy Dale/Fredrik Ekblom/Jay Cochran/Bob Schader/Price Cobb Olds Spice BDG02 1:44.804/122.285 5. WSC Wayne Taylor/Gianpiero Moretti/Eliseo Salazar/Didier Theys Ferrari 333 SP 1:45.041/122.010 6. WSC Rob Dyson/James Weaver/Butch Leitzinger/Scott Sharp Ford R&S Mk. III 1:45.785/121.151 7. WSC Derek Bell/Andy Wallace/Jan Lammers/Morris Shirazi Chevrolet Spice 1:46.328/120.533 8. WSC Jim Downing/Butch Hamlet/Jim Pace/Tim McAdam Mazda Kudzu DG3 1:48.724/117.876 9. WSC Bobby Brown/Don Bell/Paul Debban/Bill Cooper Chevrolet Spice 1:49.777/116.746 10. WSC Brian Williams/Lee Payne/David Loring Olds Denali 1:50.139/116.362
11. GTS1 Irv Hoerr/Darin Brassfield/Mark Dismore Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1:51.447/114.996
34. GTS2 Dieter Quester/Pete Halsmer/David Donohue BMW M3 1:59.561/107.192
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