Pumpelly Sets Track Record En Route To GTC Pole

Flying Lizard Motorsports are likely to be one team entering the new class (Photo Credit: Porsche AG)

Flying Lizard Motorsports took pole position in GTC for the American Le Mans Series visit to Road America.

Spencer Pumpelly took the top spot in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which he will share in the race with Nelson Canache, Jr., setting a new track record of 2:11.931 in the process. Team-mates Dion von Moltke and Seth Neiman will start from fifth place after von Moltke set a time of 2:12.844 in qualifying.

“Our engineers have done a great job to really improve the car overnight, and both setups were spot on for qualifying,” said von Moltke, referring to only having two one hour sessions to get to know the cars and circuit before qualifying. “I know that it was one of the best cars that I’ve ever had in qualifying and I am sure that Spencer would say the same! Considering we had less track time than usual we had to play catch up, but learned a lot very quickly and had a great car today and a great race car for tomorrow.”

“My co-driver Nelson has done a great job this weekend as has the Flying Lizard team,” added Pumpelly. “The car was decent yesterday but I wasn’t able to put a lap together. The changes were a huge improvement though and today’s lap was as good as could be across the board. I’m very proud of the team and the results we achieved today, hopefully we can continue at the same level tomorrow.”