RS1 Team Dominates Qualifying and Secures Double Pole Positions in Silver, Accelerating Performance and Nolasport Lead Pro-Am, with Rooster Hall Racing and RS1 at the Top in Am

24 September 2022 GT4 America
  • RS1 claims both poles in Silver
  • Accelerating Performance set to start on Pro-Am pole for Race 1
  • Rooster Hall Racing clinches Am pole position for Race 1
  • Provisional Qualifying Results

Sebring, Florida - Saturday’s Pirelli GT4 America qualifying sessions took place under bright skies with rising track temperatures. Drivers across the Silver, Pro-Am, and Am classes took to the Florida circuit to set the grid for the upcoming two races. The qualifying format for the GT4 field has driver 1 setting the grid for the first race on Saturday, with driver 2 setting the grid for race 2 on Sunday. 

Within the Silver class, RS1 is hoping to clinch the championship this weekend.  In the Pro-Am class, it’s still anyone’s guess as to who will take the title. Premier Racing has a slight lead over Nolasport, but Auto Technic Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports are still within striking distance.

The first qualifying session set the stage for the Race 1 starting positions.

Silver

After dominating in both practice sessions, Silver class championship leader Eric Filgueiras (#18 RS1 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) took pole position in the first qualifying session with a time of 2.10.789, establishing a healthy gap of 1.197 seconds to second-place qualifier Michai Stephens (#34 Conquest Racing/JMF Mercedes AMG GT4). Austen Smith in the #51 Auto Technic Racing BMW M4 GT4 followed closely behind in third. 

Pro-Am

The Pro-Am class was dominated by Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 machines. It was a close battle for the top spot, with Moisey Uretsky clinching pole position in the #55 Accelerating Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4, separated by a mere 0.070 seconds from Elias Sabo (#8 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) in second. Ross Chouest took third place in the #50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. 

Am

Johan Schwartz (#80 Rooster Hall Racing BMW M4 GT4) delivered a stellar performance in the Am class by securing pole position and the third-fastest overall time of the session with a 2.12.280. Charlie Postins remained consistent as ever and followed closely behind in second. The Rooster Hall Racing team will need to be watching closely in their mirrors for the #36 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT4. The #53 Auto Technic Racing BMW M4 GT4 will line up third in the class with Rob Walker behind the wheel. 

Race 1 starts at 4:05 PM ET. 

The second 15-minute qualifying session set the starting grid ahead of Race 2. 

Silver 

The RS1 team displayed their dominance in the second qualifying session as well, with Eric Filgueiras’ teammate Stevan McAleer (#18 RS1 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) adding another pole position to the team’s tally. He narrowly beat Filgueiras’ lap from the first qualifying session, putting down a rapid time of 2.10.753. Zack Anderson followed 0.928 seconds behind in second place in the #51 Auto Technic Racing BMW M4 GT4. John Geesbreght, currently sitting third in the championship in the #68 Smooge Racing Toyota GR Supra GT4, qualified third. 

Pro/Am

The Pro-Am drivers displayed an incredible performance in the overall qualifying times, making up the majority of the top 10 overall best times. Notably, Jason Hart (#47 Nolasport Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) secured pole position in the Pro-Am class and simultaneously set the second-fastest overall time of the session. Aaron Telitz (#69 Smooge Racing Toyota GR Supra GT4) qualified second in the class, only separated from pole by 0.243 seconds. Andy Lee will start third on the grid in the Pro-Am class, on board the #8 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. 

Am

Juan Martinez added another pole position to RS1’s collection this weekend, setting a lap time of 2.11.703 in the #83 RS1 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. The team will be looking to continue their streak of scoring points, and are in a great position to secure another podium as well. Terry Borcheller followed closely behind in the #20 Carrus Callas Raceteam Toyota GR Supra GT4, and will be accompanied by Alex Filsinger (#53 Auto Technic Racing BMW M4 GT4) right behind in third. 

Race 2 starts at 11:10 AM ET on Sunday, September 25th. 

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