Chip Ganassi on Road America Pole

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Qualifying for the 2015 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America saw the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford DP of Joey Hand and Scott Pruett set the fastest time, a 1:56.452.

This put them more than half a second clear of Action Express Racing‘s #5 Corvette DP with drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, who complete the front row.

Row 2 will consist of two Corvette DPs, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante‘s #90 Racing Corvette and the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing car of Ricky and Jordan Taylor.

The fastest car in the Prototype Challenge category was the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca with drivers James French and Conor Daly, with Bruno Junqueira and Chris Cumming a close second in the #11 RSR Racing entry.

Porsche took class pole positions in both GT classes. In GT Le Mans, it was Jorg Bergmeister and Earl Bamber‘s #912 Porsche 911 RSR out front ahead of the #3 Corvette Racing C7R of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.

Meanwhile, Patrick Lindsey and Spencer Pumpelly‘s #73 Park Place Motorsports 911 GT America beat the #33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT driven by Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen.

Some changes to the entry list have been made since The Checkered Flag’s race preview:

The TBC Starworks Motorsport entry has been removed from Prototype, as has the second Mazda Prototype of Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito, leaving only the #07 diesel Mazda.

Prototype Challenge sees the BAR1 Motorsports driver lineup confirmed, with Matt McMurry and Daniel Burkett sharing the #16.

Finally, the TBC Wright Motorsports entry has been removed from the GT Daytona list.

The 2015 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America starts at 14:05 CT (20:05 UK) this (Sunday) evening.

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