LEXINGTON, Ohio — Corey Fergus, of Columbus, Ohio, will start on pole for Pirelli World Challenge TC Round 10 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, part of the OPTIMA Batteries Grand Prix presented by MOMO. Jason Wolfe, of Mount Vernon, Ohio scored the TCA pole while Tom O’Gorman, of Mason, Ohio will start first in TCB.
Early on in the 20-minute qualifying session held under perfect weather conditions — clear, sunny skies with 78 degree temperatures — Fergus, in the No. 00 USLED/Axis Roofing/AERO/RSS/Motul Motorsports Promotions Porsche Cayman topped the charts with a 1:33.569. Jeff Altenburg, of Ellicott City, Md., in the No. 15 HPA Motorsports VW Jetta GLI followed Fergus with a 1:34.013. Ten minutes into the session, Vesko Kozarov, of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the No. 3 Skullcandy Team Nissan Altima posted the second fastest time with a 1:33.746, bettering that time a few laps later with a 1:33.630. Fergus’ time would hold for the balance of the session. Both Fergus’ and Kozarov’s times eclipsed the previous TC record qualifying mark set in 2013 by Michael Cooper (MAZDASPEED3, 1:33.933).
In TCA, Wolfe in the No. 36 Wolfe Trucking Kinetic Motorsports Kia Forte Koup posted the early fast time of 1:39.375 followed by Toby Grahovec, of Little Elm, Texas, in the No. 24 Classic BMW Motorsports BMW Z4 with a 1:39.422.
Near the end of the session, Patrick Sequin, of Ottawa, Ont. in the No. 39 helpkevinproject.com Team Ost Racing Honda Civic SI then topped the charts in TCA with a 1:39.225. Wolfe then went back to the top with 1:38.647 to score the pole.
In TCB, class points leader Johan Schwartz, of Huntersville, N.C. in the No. 25 Tech Sport Racing/ZERO Cancer Chevy Sonic topped the charts early on with a 1:49.585 followed by O’Gorman, in the No. 94 Black Armor Helmets/Full Throttle Indoor Karting/SCCA Track Night In America/Kutney Motorsports/HPD Honda Fit with a 1:49.827.
Glenn Nixon, of Mission, B.C. in the No. 58 LaptopScreen.com/ClubRacing.com/Nixon Prosports/HPD Honda Fit then went to the top the charts with a 1:49.029 only to be eclipsed again by Schwartz with a 1:48.885. Boehm then scored the pole with 1:48.075.
For Fergus, it’s his second TC pole of 2015, while Wolfe scored his first pole of the season. O’Gorman scored his first career Pirelli World Challenge pole.
Of note, TC points leader coming into Mid-Ohio, Adam Poland, of Mount Vernon, Texas, in the No. 33 EASTEX Motorsports/RPM Motorsprts Mazda MX-5 will start 5th. TCA points leader Tony Rivera, of Vista, Calif. in the No. 86 Tiburon Motorsports Brass Monkey RacingScion FR-S, will start 4th in class.
Results are provisional until posted final.
Round 10 of the TC, TCA and TCB Championships is scheduled for 9:30 a.m Friday. Follow live timing and scoring of the race at http://worldchallenge.growsites.net/
LEXINGTON, OH – Starting lineup for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge Championship TC/TCA/TCB Round 10 race, part of the OPTIMA Batteries Grand Prix prsnt by MOMO at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, with position, class, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, fastest lap time, and speed in miles per hour.
1, TC, (00), Corey Fergus(R), Columbus, Ohio, Porsche Cayman, 1:33.569, 86.875.
2, TC, (3), Vesko Kozarov, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nissan Altima, 1:33.630, 86.818.
3, TC, (15), Jeff Altenburg, Ellicott City, Md., Volkswagon Jetta GLI, 1:34.013, 86.464.
4, TC, (04), Cory Friedman, Charleston, S.C., Porsche Cayman, 1:34.740, 85.801.
5, TC, (33), Adam Poland, Mt. Vernon, Texas, Mazda MX-5, 1:34.929, 85.630.
6, TC, (98), Ernie Francis_Jr, Dania, Fla., MAZDA MX-5, 1:34.992, 85.573.
7, TC, (16), Alex Welch, Englewood, Colo., Volkswagon Jetta GLI, 1:34.998, 85.568.
8, TC, (50), John Weisberg, Webster, N.Y., Mazda MX-5, 1:34.999, 85.567.
9, TC, (78), Jeff Ricca, Milford, Conn., Hyundai GenesisCoupe20T, 1:35.255, 85.337.
10, TC, (87), Fred Emich, Denver, Colo., Volkswagen Jetta GLi, 1:35.440, 85.171.
11, TC, (35), Nicolas Hammann, Elkhart Lake, Wis., Nissan 370Z, 1:35.968, 84.703.
12, TC, (64), Austin Snader, Sealy, Texas, Mazda MX-5, 1:36.207, 84.492.
13, TC, (03), David Baum, Hasting, Mich., Porsche Cayman, 1:36.349, 84.368.
14, TC, (93), Paul Street(R), Anniston, Ala., Honda Accord, 1:36.354, 84.364.
15, TC, (43), Steve Burns(R), San Antonio, Texas, Ford Mustang V6, no time.
16, TCA, (36), Jason Wolfe, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Kia Forte Koup, 1:38.647, 82.403.
17, TCA, (39), Patrick Seguin, Ottawa, Ontario, Honda Civic Si, 1:39.225, 81.922.
18, TCA, (24), Toby Grahovec, Little Elm, , BMW Z4, 1:39.411, 81.769.
19, TCA, (86), Tony Rivera, Vista, Calif., Scion FRS Coupe, 1:39.507, 81.690.
20, TCA, (71), Ron Yarab, Youngstown, Ohio, Honda Civic Si, 1:40.329, 81.021.
21, TCA, (67), Steve Kohli, Iowa City, Iowa, Honda Civic Si, 1:40.546, 80.846.
22, TCA, (11), Jon Miller, Tustin, Calif., Honda Civic Si, 1:40.567, 80.829.
23, TCA, (34), Kris Wright(R), Pittsburgh, Pa., Kia Forte Koup, 1:40.569, 80.828.
24, TCA, (38), Samantha Tan(R), Gormley, Ontario, Kia Forte Koup, 1:40.706, 80.718.
25, TCA, (72), Emilee Tominovich(R), Clarksville, Md., Honda Civic Si, 1:40.736, 80.694.
26, TCA, (22), Kevin Anderson, Huntington Station, N.Y., Mazda RX8, no time.
27, TCB, (90), Kevin Boehm, Marysville, Ohio, Honda Fit, 1:48.075, 75.214.
28, TCB, (25), Johan Schwartz, Huntersville, S.C., Chevy Sonic, 1:48.386, 74.998.
29, TCB, (58), Glenn Nixon, Mission, British Columbia, Honda Fit, 1:48.494, 74.924.
30, TCB, (2), Van Svenson(R), Hyde Park, N.Y., Chevrolet Sonic, 1:49.438, 74.277.
31, TCB, (8), PJ Groenke, Toronto, Canada, MINI Cooper, 1:49.668, 74.121.
32, TCB, (57), Andrei Kisel, N. Vancouver, British Columbia, MINI Cooper, 1:49.702, 74.099.
33, TCB, (23), Yiannis Tsiounis, New York, N.Y., Honda Fit, 1:49.801, 74.032.
34, TCB, (94), Tom OGorman, Mason, Ohio, Honda Fit, 1:49.827, 74.014.
35, TCB, (48), Nick Lougee, Minneapolis, Minn., MINI Cooper, 1:49.869, 73.986.
36, TCB, (66), Jay Salinsky, New Port Richey, Fla., Honda Fit, 1:50.025, 73.881.
37, TCB, (59), Wei Lu(R), Richmond, British Columbia, MINI Cooper, 1:50.122, 73.816.
38, TCB, (7), Jason Fichter, Jupiter, Fla., MINI Cooper, 1:50.951, 73.264.
39, TCB, (27), Marc Sherrin(R), Lucas, Texas, Ford Fiesta, 1:52.529, 72.237.