Austin, TX - Drew Staveley has secured the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Round 1 race at Circuit of The Americas. Spencer Pumpelly will start second, Michael Cooper third.
The 15-minute qualifying session was held under overcast and damp 56-degree Fahrenheit conditions. Staveley, the 2019 Sprint Am champion has made the jump to the Pro category for 2020. Early in the session, the #12 Ian Lacy Racing Ford Mustang GT4 pilot posted an early fast time of 2:15.712. A couple of laps later he improved his time to a 2:15.591.
Pumpelly, who finished third overall in the 2019 Driver's Championship, will start second in his #66 TRG Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 after posting a 2:16.029. Three-time series champion Michael Cooper will start third in his #10 Blackdog Speed Shop McLaren 570S GT4 (2:16.109).
Top Am qualifier was Paul Terry who will start 4th overall in his #59 Rearden Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 (2:16.757).
Results are provisional until posted final.
Pirelli GT4 America teams and drivers now get set for Saturday afternoon’s Round 1 green flag start of 4:20pm local time, streaming live at https://www.gt4-america.com/live. Follow all the action at gt4-america.com and across social channels Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @gt4america.