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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
No. 66 Ford GT Team Takes Pole at VIR

After IMSA gives them more HP
Saturday, August 26, 2017


#66 Ford on pole
#66 Ford on pole
Joey Hand threw everything he had at his last lap of qualifying Saturday for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway.

"I told (the team) coming down the hill on the last lap, if this doesn't do it I don't know what will,” said the driver of the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT. “I got everything I could out of it.”

As it turns out, everything was just enough. Hand will start the race – which will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET and also will be broadcast live by IMSA Radio on, and SiriusXM Radio – from the pole position.

Hand’s best time in the 15-minute qualifying session under perfect weather conditions was 1 minute, 40.211 seconds (117.472 mph), breaking Jan Magnussen’s year-old GTLM track record of 1:41.557 by more than a second. On Sunday, Hand and co-driver Dirk Mueller – who also qualified on pole for the most-recent WeatherTech Championship race at Road America earlier this month – will go for their second consecutive GTLM victory.

“Just like Road America, we rolled out of the trailer so good here,” Hand said. “We haven't touched a lot. We did a few laps and Dirk and I said ‘Let’s put it away. We'll take it like that, just put some new tires on it and some fuel and just go.’

“We’re really excited. Dirk's done such a great job setting it up, he was on the pole at Road America and it’s a great way to start. I told him at RA I'm super comfy, I told him here I'm super comfy. I think good things can happen here.”

If good things do happen for the No. 66 team on Sunday, it’ll go a long way in the battle for the GTLM championship battle. Hand and Mueller currently trail points co-leaders Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia – the defending winners of the Michelin GT Challenge – by eight points, 239-231. Including Sunday’s race, there are three rounds left on the 2017 WeatherTech Championship season. Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Corvette sixth.

The Corvette were out to lunch Saturday
The Corvette were out to lunch Saturday
Second and third on the GTLM grid went to BMW Team RLL teammates. Alexander Sims qualified second with a best lap of 1:40.415 (117.233 mph) in the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM he co-drives with Bill Auberlen. Sims and Auberlen are in the championship mix as well, just one point behind Mueller and Hand.

John Edwards qualified third in the No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM at 1:40.441 (117.203 mph). Edwards’ co-driver is Martin Tomczyk.

Giancarlo Fisichella – who won at VIR in 2014 – qualified fourth in the Risi Competizione team’s return to WeatherTech Championship competition after a brief hiatus. Fisichella’s best time in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE was 1:40.606 (117.010 mph). Oliver Gavin rounded out the top five with a best lap of 1:40.758 (116.834 mph) in the No. 4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

Complete qualifying results are available at

Mul Stays Perfect At VIR, Scores GTD Class TOTAL Pole Award In Lamborghini

The ‘Fight of the Century’ may be later tonight, but a trio of drivers in the GT Daytona (GTD) class – from three different manufacturers – had a battle of their own Saturday afternoon in TOTAL Pole Award qualifying for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway.

At the end of the 15-minute session, the No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Jeroen Mul topped the charts with a lap of 1 minute, 43.391 seconds (117.472 mph). Mul, the BMW of Jesse Krohn and the Mercedes of Jeroen Bleekemolen each swapped the top spot throughout the session with Mul eventually setting the fastest lap in the final minute.

It was the second consecutive TOTAL Pole Award for Mul and the Change Racing team.

“I have to say that the team has done such a good job preparing the car this weekend,” said Mul, who also was fastest in each of the three WeatherTech Championship practice sessions of the weekend. “So, this back to back pole is very much deserving for this Change Racing team. We’re super excited to be able to do this for our home crowd.”

Change Racing is based in nearby Concord, North Carolina, and is looking for its first win of the season. To do that, they’ll have to fend off challenges from a contingent of GTD competitors. Among them is the Road America-winning No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 of Krohn, who qualified second at 1:43.621 (113.606).

Andrew Davis jumped into the top-3 on his final lap of the session in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS with a lap 1:43.770, moving Bleekemolen to fourth in the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Five different manufacturers made up the top five positions in GTD qualifying with Jack Hawksworth qualifying fifth in the No. 15 Lexus RC F.

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