Telitz Scores Road Atlanta F1600 Pole
BRASELTON, Ga. – Aaron Telitz edged ahead in a late afternoon qualifying session to take pole position at Road Atlanta, marking his first pole in three attempts and the first for WISKO Race Engineering’s F1600 Formula F Championship Series program.
Teltiz clocked in at 1:30.126 in the No. 13 Mygale/Honda ahead of a similarly configured car for Adrian Starrantino from Bryan Herta Autosport.
Teltiz ran strong in the season opener in Virginia last month, often challenging for the lead but failing to score a podium. Now the Wisconsin native and aspiring racer will lead the F1600 field to the green for Friday’s first race of the F1600 doubleheader weekend.
“That was good, the first pole of the year and hopefully we get some more,” said Teltiz. “Adrian pushed me down the back straight on that lap and we were going so fast we missed the apex at turn 10, so the lap should have been better. The WISKO car was awesome. The plan for the race is to stay out front, but there should be a lead pack so if we stay out front we will control our own destiny.”
2012 marked a season dominated by two teams – Herta and Cape Motorsports – and 2013 was looking very similar, but Telitz ran well at VIR and has now delivered a breakthrough pole position for the WISKO squad. The driver was greeted in post-session impound with high-fives from the crew.
Championship leader and Virginia winner Starrantino missed out on pole by just a tenth of a second after showing speed early in the morning and battling through a big crash in turn one.