Lakeville, Conn. – Adam Poland, Elivan Goulart and Travis Washay won poles for TC, TCA and TCB Round 5, respectively for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock presented by Bentley. The 29-minute session was held under sunny, 80-degree weather conditions.
Taking the pole in TC, Poland, in the No. 33 Doghouse Performance Edge Addicts Mazda MX-5 turned a quick time of 57.114 on the classic course configuration at Lime Rock to take pole ahead of Dennis Hanratty, Jr., in the No 4 KRUGSPEED Racing/Beta Tools/OG Racing/Winmax Brakes Lotus Exige.
CTMP race winner Nick Wittmer, in the No. 91 Honda Ste-Rose Racing Honda Accord V-6 Coupe, qualified third in TC with Anthony Geraci , in the No. 69 S.A.C. Racing European Granite & Marble Group, Inc. Mazda MX-5, in fourth position.
In TCA, Elivan Goulart, in the No. 70, S.A.C. Racing/SCDA1.com Mazda MX-5 Cup, took pole ahead of Eric Powell, in the No. 23 Tech Sport Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup, and Kris Wright, in the No. 35 Kinetic Motorsports Wright Automotive Group Kia Forte Koup.
In TCB, Milford, Connecticut’s Washay, in the No. 30 Indian Racing Summer MINI Cooper, took pole position for Friday’s race ahead of Will Rodgers in the No. 65 Hale Motorsports Solvang Brewing Co/Kelly Benefit Strategies/Foundation Fighting Blindness Mazda 2, in second place. In third it was Henry Morse, in the No. 14 Hale Motorsports MorseGPS powered by CalAmp/MazdaSpeed/FreeM USA/Corksport Performance/Rolling Hills Prep/Hale Motorsports/Bell/Leatt Prep Mazda 2.
Results are provisional until posted final. For Poland, it’s his third pole of 2016 and eighth of his PWC career, while Goulart scored his fourth pole of the season, and fifth of his PWC career. For Washay, it’s his first career PWC pole.
Touring Car drivers next take to Lime Rock Park for their first race of the double-header weekend, scheduled for 3:55 p.m. eastern. Watch the race live on Motortrendondemand.com.