Pruett On Pole In Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Pruett earned his first Daytona Prototype pole in two years Saturday, taking the top spot for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l.
Pruett, who shares the No. 01 TELMEX BMW-Riley with Memo Rojas, clocked in at 1:41.309 (120.818 mph) to knock Antonio Garcia off the pole in the final moments of qualifying. Rojas has gotten poles in the No. 01 since 2010, but this is Pruett’s first pole since also taking the No. 1 starting spot for the 2010 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
“It’s great to be back,” said Pruett. “It’s certainly been a long time for us at TELMEX/Ganassi. It was all we had. We wrung every little ounce we could out of the car.”
Garcia will start second in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP he is sharing with Richard Westbrook and Oliver Gavin. Joao Barbosa qualified third in the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Barbosa’s co-driver is Darren Law.
Driving a different car but the same make and model as last year, Taylor took the GT pole with a time of 1:50.794 (110.475 mph) in the No. 75 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro GT.R.
Taylor – who switched to Stevenson’s No. 75 entry from the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Camaro, which is not competing this weekend – will co-drive with Matt Bell and Ronnie Bremer.