Marco Holzer has taken the Porsche battle pole in GT, gaining a fourth place qualifying position in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) penultimate round at Virginia International Raceway.
Even after an engine change between the morning and afternoon practice sessions, the #48 Paul Miller Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR finished ahead of both factory Vipers and the Corvettes.
With the engine change taking an amazing two hours flat at the hands of the hardworking mechanics, Holzer and team mate Bryce Miller did not lose much running time at all and are feeling confident in the car.
“Bryce and I have felt good about our Porsche since it came off the truck, but our crew really came through in the clutch after they determined that our race chances would be better with a new engine. It really didn’t feel any different during the 15-minute qualifying session, but a fresh motor could help earn a better finish for the race,” said Holzer, who is the youngest of the Porsche factory drivers at 25.
With the team hoping that they can claim a podium and be best of the Porsche’s, watch the race tonight on alms.com, Motors TV and follow the race as it is live tweeted on @tcfsportscars.