VIR IMSA: Milner beats team-mate Taylor to pole by 0.003s

Tommy Milner ended Corvette Racing team-mate Jordan Taylor’s run of five straight IMSA pole positions after edging his #4 Corvette ahead by 0.003s at VIRaceway.

VIR IMSA: Milner beats team-mate Taylor to pole by 0.003s

Milner turned a 1m40.263s lap of the 18-turn track to clinch pole, the pair less than 1.2s ahead of Cooper MacNeil in the WeatherTech Racing Porsche.

In GT Daytona’s amateur section of qualifying which sets the grid for the class, Robbie Foley put the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 almost three tenths of a second clear of Madison Snow in the Lamborghini Huracan of Paul Miller Racing by posting a 1m43.809s.

Snow shaved this down to 0.236s but could get no closer, putting him precisely one tenth ahead of Trent Hindman in the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Roman de Angelis was fourth fastest in the quicker of the two Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantages, ahead of Richard Heistand in the Carbahn Peregrine Audi R8 and the faster of the two Lexus RC Fs of Vasser Sullivan Racing, driven by Aaron Telitz.

#3: Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor

#3: Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor

Photo by: Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images

Zacharie Robichon suffered an alarming off in the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche so he did well to recover to seventh, ahead of the second Lexus of Frankie Montecalvo. However, the Pfaff Motorsports squad would be sent to the back of the grid because the team worked on the car during qualifying.

Then it was time for the Pros to decide the qualifying points distribution, and Ross Gunn and Alex Ribeiras captured a Heart of Racing Aston Martin 1-2, finishing the session 0.141s apart.

Two tenths further back was the #14 Lexus of Jack Hawksworth, 0.15s ahead of Bryan Sellers in the PMR Lamborghini, followed by Bill Auberlen in the Turner BMW.

IMSA VIR - Qualifying Results

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 4 United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'40.263  
2 3 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'40.266 0.003
3 79 United States Cooper MacNeil
France Kevin Estre
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 1'41.445 1.182
4 96 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'43.809 3.546
5 1 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'44.045 3.782
6 16 United States Trent Hindman
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'44.145 3.882
7 23 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1'44.161 3.898
8 39 United States Richard Heistand
United States Jeff Westphal
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'44.230 3.967
9 14 United States Aaron Telitz
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'44.358 4.095
10 9 Canada Zacharie Robichon
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'44.423 4.160
11 12 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Zach Veach
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'44.447 4.184
12 28 Canada Daniel Morad
United States Michael de Quesada
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'44.712 4.449
13 32 United States Mike Skeen
United States Guy Cosmo
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'44.790 4.527
14 27 United Kingdom Ian James
Spain Alex Riberas
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1'45.274 5.011
15 66 United States Till Bechtolsheimer
Germany Mario Farnbacher
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'45.662 5.399
16 19 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
France Franck Perera
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'45.699 5.436
17 88 United States Rob Ferriol
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'46.416 6.153
18 44 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'46.959 6.696
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