- Boehm and Koch quickest in Silver
- BimmerWorld fastest in Pro-Am
- Borcheller and Shanny Top the Charts in Am
The Pirelli GT4 America field returned to the track to close out the day with their second practice session. As the afternoon sun beamed down over NOLA Motorsports Park, the on-track action only continued to ramp up, with drivers and teams taking every minute to put the final pieces of the puzzle together in order to be prepared for the qualifying session on Saturday.
After finishing third in the opening practice session this morning, Kevin Boehm and Kenton Koch put the pedal to the metal to rise to the top of the ranks in Practice Two, setting a flying lap time of 1:43.185 in their No. 92 Random Vandals Racing BMW M4 GT4.
Conquest Racing made significant progress in the afternoon session, climbing up the ladder and positioning themselves second in class. Michai Stephens and Jesse Webb, co-driving the No. 34 Mercedes-AMG GT4, were only 0.177 seconds behind the top time. They were followed by the No. 999 Hanley Motorsports Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Supra GT4 of Parker Thompson and Daniel Hanley in third, with the pairing completing a strong day overall.
The No. 82 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT4 of James Walker Jr. and Tyler McQuarrie went quickest in the final practice session of the day, edging out the No. 7 ACI Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport of Curt Swearingin and Kay van Berlo with a time of 1:43.344.
Rounding off the top three was the #24 The Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 co-driven by Gray Newell and Roman DeAngelis, with the duo showing the team’s consistency by securing their second top three result of the day.
Terry Borcheller and Nicholas Shanny, who were the runner-ups from the first practice session, wasted no time getting up to speed in the No. 20 Carrus Callas Raceteam Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Supra GT4 once they returned to the track for Practice Two. They secured the fastest time in the Am class early into the session, and even led in the overall charts for a while.
Chouest Povoledo Racing finished their day in second place, with Ross Chouest and Aaron Povoledo behind the wheel of their No. 50 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. The final spot in the top three was taken by the No. 428 van der Steur Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 of Coby Shield and Brady Behrman, securing third place in both practice sessions.
Qualifying will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 10:20 AM CT, followed by Race One at 5:00 PM. Race Two will follow on Sunday, April 30 at 11:30 AM CT.
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