TOOELE, Utah – Ben Clucas, of Northampton, England driving the No. 36 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing PutOnTheBrakes.Org Kia Optima paced the second GTS practice at Miller Motorsports Park at the Ford Grand Prix presented by VP Racing Fuels. Clucas’ fast lap of 1:58.070 held up for the majority of the session with his teammate Mark Wilkins, of Toronto, Ont. in the No. 38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing PutOnTheBrakes.Org Kia Optima in second position.
Clucas was eight tenths up on teammate Wilkins, who was fastest in the morning session, at the end of the 30-minute session.
Third on the afternoon practice time sheet was Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga. in the No. 73 GTSport Racing Umphrey’s McGee Porsche Cayman S with a time of 1:59.584.
Michael Cooper of Syosset, N.Y. driving the No. 10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was fourth fastest on the time sheets for the second straight session, this time with a lap of 1:59.716.
Completing the top five with a lap time of 1:59.816 was Nick Esayian of San Diego, Calif. in the No. 34 Stephen Cameron Racing Special Operations Warrior Foundation/Justap/Aston Martin Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Championship points leader Andrew Aquilante of Chester Springs, Pa. driving the No. 32 Phoenix American Motorsports Calvert Dynamics/Phoenix Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302 was 11th fastest.
Next, GTS competitors take to the Miller Motorsports Park track for morning qualifying on Saturday, August 22, at 11:20 a.m. local time. Follow live timing and scoring at http://worldchallenge.growsites.net/