Neel Jani gave Rebellion another American Le Mans Series pole in qualifying for Saturday's four-hour race at Laguna Seca.
Jani, who shares the Lola-Toyota with ex-Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld, kept Rebellion just out of its rivals' reach throughout LMP1 qualifying.
At times the Swiss driver was a second clear, but Dyson's Guy Smith and Pickett's Klaus Graf kept closing in while swapping second place.
Smith eventually took the outside front row spot, 0.3s off pole and a tenth ahead of Graf.
The Level 5 HPDs battled for LMP2 pole. Both Marino Franchitti and Ryan Briscoe had spins - at the final corner and the Corkscrew respectively - before the Scot took class honours by three tenths of a second.
Matteo Malucelli claimed his first pole in the ALMS as he kept Risi's Ferrari ahead of a superb GT debut from CORE's Porsche. Long-time Porsche star Patrick Long showed his new team's pace by getting within 0.009s of beating Risi.
The top seven GT cars were within half a second, as the Falken Porsche, Corvettes, BMWs and AJR/West Ferrari joined the pole fight.
CORE's good day continued in its usual LMPC home, where Colin Braun put it on pole. Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest in GTC.
Pos Cl Qual Driver Team/Car Time Class gap 1. P1 Neel Jani Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m13.429s 2. P1 Guy Smith Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m13.806s + 0.377s 3. P1 Klaus Graf Pickett HPD 1m13.954s + 0.525s 4. P2 Marino Franchitti Level 5 HPD 1m16.642s 5. P2 Ryan Briscoe Level 5 HPD 1m17.002s + 0.360s 6. PC Colin Braun CORE FLM 1m17.382s 7. P2 Johannes van Overbeek Extreme Speed HPD 1m18.591s + 1.949s 8. PC Renger van der Zande 8Star FLM 1m18.685s + 1.303s 9. P2 Guy Cosmo Extreme Speed HPD 1m18.880s + 2.238s 10. PC Bruno Junqueira RSR FLM 1m19.076s + 1.694s 11. PC Luis Diaz PR1 Mathiasen FLM 1m19.302s + 1.920s 12. PC Kyle Marcelli BAR1 FLM 1m19.436s + 2.054s 13. PC Tristan Nunez Performance Tech FLM 1m19.757s + 2.375s 14. PC Rusty Mitchell BAR1 FLM 1m19.762s + 2.380s 15. P1 Andy Meyrick DeltaWing 1m22.078s + 8.649s 16. GT Matteo Malucelli Risi Ferrari 1m22.732s 17. GT Patrick Long CORE Porsche 1m22.823s + 0.091s 18. GT Bryan Sellers Falken Porsche 1m22.908s + 0.176s 19. GT Olver Gavin Corvette 1m22.924s + 0.192s 20. GT Maxime Martin RLL BMW 1m22.990s + 0.258s 21. GT Antonio Garcia Corvette 1m23.042s + 0.310s 22. GT Townsend Bell West/AJR Ferrari 1m23.217s + 0.485s 23. GT Dirk Muller RLL BMW 1m23.406s + 0.674s 24. GT Marc Goossens SRT Viper 1m23.615s + 0.883s 25. GT Bryce Miller Miller Porsche 1m23.743s + 1.011s 26. GT Kuno Wittmer SRT Viper 1m24.031s + 1.299s 27. GTC Jeroen Bleekemolen Alex Job Porsche 1m27.296s 28. GTC Nick Tandy NGT Porsche 1m27.407s + 0.111s 29. GTC Andy Lally Dempsey Del Piero Porsche 1m27.495s + 0.199s 30. GTC Spencer Pumpelly Flying Lizard Porsche 1m27.628s + 0.332s 31. GTC Jan Heylen JDX Porsche 1m28.272s + 0.976s 32. GTC Dion von Moltke Flying Lizard Porsche 1m28.424s + 1.128s 33. GTC Andrew Davis Dempsey Del Piero Porsche 1m28.741s + 1.445s 34. GTC Damien Faulkner TRG Porsche 1m29.545s + 2.249s 35. GTC Cort Wagner Competition Porsche 1m29.604s + 2.308s 36. GTC Andrew Novich TRG Porsche 1m30.151s + 2.855s