Austin, TX. — The 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season kicked off this morning at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas with the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas brought to you by Motul. A strong field of 46 cars competing in TC/TCA/TCB opened Friday’s events.

Posting the fast time on the 3.4 mile circuit in TC was Cody Ellsworth, of Jupiter FL., driving the No. 04 Mac Papers/Hastings Fiberglass, Autometrics Motorsports, Porsche Cayman with a time of 2:27.651.

Topping the timing sheet for TCA was Paul Holton, of Tallahassee, FL, in the No. 71 Children’s Tumor Foundation/Honda Performance Development/ Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si with a fast time of 2:33.570.

In TCB, Johan Schwartz, of Huntersville, SC led the way behind the wheel of the No. 25 ZEROcancer/CASgroup/CustomDieCasts Chevrolet Sonic with a 2:48.809.

The TC/TCA/TCB field will qualify at 12:25pm central . Follow us with live timing and scoring at  with side-by-side Pit Notes also on Twitter.