Double Poles for Chevrolet in Rolex Sports Car Series at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve; Jon Fogarty Grabs Daytona Prototype Pole and John Edwards Puts Camaro on Pole in Grand Touring for Montreal 200
MONTREAL, Quebec (August 17, 2012) – Chevrolet teams went to the top of the qualifying scoreboard in both GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype (DP) and Grand Touring (GT) for the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The two winning teams if the 2011 race will lead the field to the green flag in 2012.
Jon Fogarty put the famed “Red Dragon”, No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, on the pole for the two-hour race scheduled to take the green flag Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET. It is his fourth pole of the season, and the 23rd of his GRAND-AM road racing career.
John Edwards was the fastest qualifier in GT behind the wheel of the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R. It is his Edwards third pole of the 2012 season.
Today’s pole winning efforts mark the seventh time a Corvette Daytona Prototype will lead the field to the green flag in 2012, and the fifth time this season for a Camaro GT.R.
Other Team Chevy qualifiers include: No. 10 SunTrust Racing Corvette DP – fourth; No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP – fifth; No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP – sixth; No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP – seventh and No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette – third in GT.