Lucas Luhr takes Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series pole for Pickett Racing

American Le Mans Series LMP1 leaders Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf continued their spectacular recent run by claiming pole position for this weekend's Mid-Ohio round

Lucas Luhr takes Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series pole for Pickett Racing

Luhr took their Pickett Racing HPD around the Lexington track in 1m11.019s, six tenths of a second quicker than Chris Dyson's Dyson Lola-Mazda.

Level 5 was on top in LMP2 with Christophe Bouchut, while PR1/Mathiasen's Marino Franchitti edged out RSR's Bruno Junqueira in LMPC.

GT saw a typically intense pole battle, won by Jorg Muller's BMW. The German was just 0.031s faster than Guy Cosmo's Extreme Speed Ferrari, as 0.456s covered seven cars. Damien Faulkner gave Green Hornet another GTC pole.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P1 Luhr/Graf Pickett HPD 1m11.019s 2. P1 Dyson/Smith Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m11.715s 3. P1 Marsal/Lux Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m12.678s 4. P2 Tucker/Bouchut Level 5 HPD 1m13.230s 5. P2 Plowman/Heinemeier Hansson Conquest Morgan-Nissan 1m13.734s 6. P2 Dempsey/Foster/Cameron Dempsey Lola-Judd 1m14.346s 7. P2 Tucker/Gonzalez Level 5 HPD 1m14.791s 8. PC Junco/Franchitti PR1/Mathiasen FLM 1m15.107s 9. PC Junqueira/Drissi RSR FLM 1m15.189s 10. PC Bennett/Braun CORE FLM 1m15.556s 11. PC Marcelli/Downs Merchant FLM 1m15.675s 12. PC Popow/Dalziel CORE FLM 1m15.689s 13. PC Richard/Ende Dempsey FLM 1m17.311s 14. PC Burgess/Kovacic Merchant FLM 1m17.375s 15. GT Muller/Auberlen RLL BMW 1m19.298s 16. GT Brown/Cosmo Extreme Speed Ferrari 1m19.329s 17. GT Bergmeister/Long Flying Lizard Porsche 1m19.445s 18. GT Sharp/van Overbeek Extreme Speed Ferrari 1m19.471s 19. GT Magnussen/Garcia Corvette 1m19.536s 20. GT Gavin/Milner Corvette 1m19.727s 21. GT Hand/Muller RLL BMW 1m19.754s 22. GT Miller/Maassen Miller Porsche 1m20.209s 23. GT Henzler/Sellers Falken Porsche 1m21.222s 24. GT Goossens/Kendall SRT Viper 1m22.158s 25. GT Sweedler/Bell Alex Job Lotus 1m22.424s 26. GT Neiman/Holzer Flying Lizard Porsche 1m24.096s 27. GTC LeSaffre/Faulkner Green Hornet Porsche 1m25.130s 28. GTC Pappas/Bleekemolen JDX Porsche 1m25.424s 29. GTC Carter/Pumpelly TRG Porsche 1m25.620s 30. GTC MacNeil/Keen Alex Job Porsche 1m25.815s 31. GTC Faieta/Huisman Green Hornet Porsche 1m25.994s 32. GT Wittmer/Farnbacher SRT Viper 
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