SunTrust Racing Line Up Fourth For Six Hours Of The Glen

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Max Angelelli qualified the SunTurst #10 fourth (Photo Credit: Grand-Am)

Max Angelelli tamed an ill-handling SunTrust Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP to record the fourth fastest time in qualifying for the Rolex Series Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

The Italian was among a clutch of drivers who held provisional pole during the 15 minute session, but lost out Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Pruett, who set the pole time of 1:41.309. Angelelli's final time was just six tenths from Pruett's time and good enough for the outside of the second row, alongside the similar Corvette DP of Action Express Racing qualified by Joao Barbosa.

“That was not the position I was expecting, but I found the car had major understeer, which was surprising to me considering how well the car ran all through practice yesterday and today,” said Angelelli. “I tried to do all I could and that's simply the best we could get out of it for qualifying today. As far as the race Sunday, we will be just fine. We have a great racecar.”

After two wins earlier in the season Angelelli and co-driver Ricky Taylor have suffered a string of retirements in recent races, severely denting their championship aspirations. However, in their hour (or six) of need the visit to Watkins Glen comes at the perfect time for team as the return to the track where they won both pole position and the race in last year's six hour challenge.

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