Impressive runs by Tristan Nunez and Tom Long saw Mazda secure its first ever pole position in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
The Japanese manufacturer continued to call the shots during Friday practice with another 1-2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Jonathan Bomarito’s quick lap ensured he and Mazda Prototype team-mate Tristan Nunez led the way in opening practice at Long Beach on Friday.
Chip Ganassi’s Hand and Pruett took pole position for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase by a margin of more than 0.5 seconds.
All four classes will race together at Road America for this weekend’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship event.
Action Express Racing enjoyed a 1-2 finish at Road America whilst the other Corvette DPs had disappointing races.