Scott Maxwell Takes Ford Mustang to GTS SprintX Pole Saturday in PWC Grand Prix of Utah at Utah Motorsports Campus
Jon Miller Records Am Class Pole in ST Racing BMW M4 GT4
GRANTSVILLE, Utah – Veteran Canadian racer Scott Maxwell piloted his No. 55 PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 to the GTS SprintX Round 9 pole position Saturday morning in windy conditions at Utah Motorsports Campus for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah.
Teaming with Jade Buford in the 60-minute, two-driver event, Maxwell posted a time on the 3.048-mile, 14-turn outer UMC road circuit of one minute, 58.133 seconds for average speed of 92.88 miles per hour to sit on the pole in the 33-car lineup.
Maxwell and Buford have already reached the GTS SprintX winner’s circle earlier this year at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and also have been on the podium (top-three) at Lime Rock park and Portland International Raceway. Buford is a multi-time race winner in the GTS Sprint class in recent years.
Second in the GTS SprintX qualifying was Matt Keegan in the No. 50 Team Panoz Racing Panoz Avezzano GT4 with a close clocking of 1:58.193 (92.83 m.p.h.) followed by Californian Jon Miller in the No. 36 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 at 1:58.306 (92.74 m.p.h.). Miller, who’ll co-drive with Aurora Straus this weekend, was also the Amateur class qualifying Saturday.
Rounding out the top-five in GTS Sprints time trials was current GTS SprintX point leader Alex Welch in the No. 14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS at 1:58.590 (92.52 m.p.h.) and 2017 TCA series champion Matt Fassnacht in the No. 34 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 at 1:58.603 (92.51 m.p.h.)
Second to Miller in the Am category was current GTS SprintX Am point leader Drew Staveley in the No. 12 Ian Lacy Racing Ginetta G55 at 1:58.811 (92.35 m.p.h) followed by Mark Klenin in the No. 62 Premiere Copier/KPR McLaren 570S at 1:59.004 (92.20 m.p.h.) and recent Portland Am winner Preston Calvert in the No. 51 Team Panoz Racing Panoz Avezzano GT4 at 1:59.177 (92.07 m.p.h.).
The GTS SprintX Round 9 60-minute contest will get underway at 1:10 p.m. MDT, with Sunday’s Round 10 race set for 11:00 a.m. MDT.
GRANTSVILLE, Utah – Qualifying results for the GTS SprintX Round 9 60-minute race in the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah at Utah Motorsports Campus. Results are provisional until posted Final.
Pos,PIC,Class,Name,Hometown,Car,Laps,Status,Fastest Lap Time,Fastest Lap Avg. Speed
1,1, Pro/Am,PF Racing,,,Ford Mustang GT4,5,Not Running,1:58.133,92.8
2,2, Pro/Am,Team Panoz Racing,,,Panoz Avezzano GT4,6,Not Running,1:58.193,92.8
3,1, Am,ST Racing,,,BMW M4 GT4,10,Not Running,1:58.306,92.7
4,3, Pro/Am,GMG Racing,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,6,Not Running,1:58.590,92.5
5,4, Pro/Am,Murillo Racing,,,Mercedes-AMG GT4,11,Running,1:58.603,92.5
6,5, Pro/Am,Racers Edge Motorsports,,,SIN R1,9,Running,1:58.619,92.5
7,2, Am,Ian Lacy Racing,,,Ginetta G55,8,Not Running,1:58.811,92.3
8,3, Am,KPR,,,McLaren 570S GT4,6,Not Running,1:59.004,92.2
9,6, Pro/Am,Robinson Racing,,,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,6,Not Running,1:59.123,92.1
10,4, Am,Team Panoz Racing,,,Panoz Avezzano GT4,6,Not Running,1:59.171,92.0
11,5, Am,Epic Motorsports,,,BMW M4 GT4,10,Not Running,1:59.293,91.9
12,6, Am,Classic BMW,,,BMW M4 GT4,9,Running,1:59.660,91.6
13,7, Pro/Am,Robinson Racing,,,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,5,Not Running,1:59.818,91.5
14,8, Pro/Am,GMG Racing,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,10,Running,1:59.867,91.5
15,9, Pro/Am,Blackdog Speed Shop,,,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,6,Not Running,1:59.876,91.5
16,7, Am,Ian Lacy Racing,,,Ginetta G55,3,Not Running,2:00.065,91.3
17,8, Am,MarcoPolo Motorsports,,,KTM X-bow,9,Not Running,2:00.163,91.3
18,9, Am,Rearden Racing,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,8,Not Running,2:00.463,91.0
19,10, Pro/Am,Classic BMW,,,BMW M4 GT4,8,Not Running,2:00.536,91.0
20,10, Am,Stephen Cameron Racing,,,BMW M4 GT4,5,Not Running,2:00.671,90.9
21,11, Am,GMG Racing,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,9,Running,2:00.705,90.9
22,11, Pro/Am,Flying Lizard Motorsports,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,6,Not Running,2:00.851,90.7
23,12, Pro/Am,Caseit Racing by Flying Lizard,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,7,Not Running,2:01.122,90.5
24,12, Am,Racers Edge Motorsports,,,SIN R1,9,Running,2:01.203,90.5
25,13, Pro/Am,Pfaff Motorsports,,,Porsche Cayman GT4 CS-MR,6,Not Running,2:01.234,90.5
26,14, Pro/Am,ST Racing,,,BMW M4 GT4,10,Running,2:01.317,90.4
27,15, Pro/Am,PF Racing,,,Ford Mustang GT4,7,Not Running,2:01.579,90.2
28,13, Am,Classic BMW,,,BMW M4 GT4,6,Not Running,2:01.946,89.9
29,16, Pro/Am,GMG Racing,,,Audi R8 LMS GT4,9,Not Running,2:02.070,89.8
30,14, Am,Ian Lacy Racing,,,Ginetta G55,9,Not Running,2:02.527,89.5
31,17, Pro/Am,Blackdog Speed Shop,,,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,8,Not Running,2:03.187,89.0
32,18, Pro/Am,PF Racing,,,Ford Mustang GT4,7,Not Running,2:03.234,89.0
33,19, Pro/Am,Compass Racing,,,McLaren 570S GT4,4,Not Running,,