Scott Speed tops qualifying for second Daytona event


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Scott Speed topped qualifying for the final day of the Red Bull Global Rallycross double header event at Daytona International Speedway, but was classified fourth after changing his car over night.

The reigning series champion suffered two fires in the first two days of the event, forcing him to switch vehicle. The change paid off as he lapped the 0.742 mile circuit in 37.475 seconds, just over a tenth of a second ahead of his Volkswagen Andretti team mate Tanner Foust, who is promoted to first as a result of Speed’s penalty.

Red Bull GRC rules state that a driver must take a three-place grid penalty if the change car during the event

Speed was instead classified fourth, behind Brian Deegan and Sebastian Eriksson while Austin Dyne completed the top five.

Struggling after a difficult first race day which saw him taken out of the final by championship rival Foust, Patrik Sandell could only manage sixth, ahead of Olsbergs Honda‘s Joni Wiman, and Jeff Ward.

Rhys Millen was ninth with Daytona I winner Steve Arpin in tenth and last place after mechanical issues forced him to sit out of qualifying.

Sebastian Saavedra failed to set a time after his ageing Olsbergs Ford Fiesta failed to start.

In GRC Lites, Tanner Whitten took the pole ahead of Miki Weckstrom and Oliver Eriksson