Bowmanville, Ontario – Max Riddle, of Vancouver, B.C., scored the pole for Saturday’s Round 7 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. GTS competitors will compete in Rounds 7 and 8 in the Remo Ferri Group Canadian Grand Prix presented by Replay XD, part of the Victoria Day SpeedFest weekend.
Friday’s 30-minute qualifying session was held under overcast skies and a cool 55 degrees at the 2.458 mile, 10-turn permanent road course east of Toronto.
Early on, Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, GA in his No. 73, RESET-MD, GTSport Racing, Porsche Cayman set the pace with a 1:24.067. Baldwin was followed by the No. 37 of Kurt Rezzetano, of Phoenixville, Pa., in his Calvert Dynamics/Phoenix Performance, Phoenix American Motorsports, Ford Mustang Boss 302 with a 1:24.364. Third was Michael Cooper, of Syosset, NY., driving his No. 10 Blackdog Speed Shop, Chevrolet Z28 with a 1:24.442.
As the session progressed Rezzetano moved to the top of the charts with a 1:23.843. Canadian Riddle then made his move to the top with a 1:23.789, followed by an even quicker 1:23.717. Riddle’s time set a new Canadian Tire Motorsport Park GTS qualifying lap record bettering the previous mark of 1:25.302 set in 2012 by Michael Galati in his Kia Optima.
Results are provisional until posted final. GTS Round 7 is scheduled for Saturday at 10:20 a.m. EDT. Watch live streaming of the race at world-challengetv.com or torque.tv.
BOWMANVILLE, ON – Starting lineup for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge Championship GTS Round 7 race, part of the Remo Ferri Group Grand Prix prsnt by ReplayXD at CTMP, with position, class, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, fastest lap time, and speed in miles per hour.
1, GTS, (07), Max Riddle, Vancouver, Canada, Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 1:23.717, 105.742.
2, GTS, (37), Kurt Rezzetano, Phoenixville, Pa., Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1:23.843, 105.583.
3, GTS, (73), Jack Baldwin, Marietta, Ga., Porsche Cayman, 1:23.968, 105.425.
4, GTS, (10), Michael Cooper, Syosset, N.Y., Chevrolet Z28, 1:24.131, 105.221.
5, GTS, (32), Andrew Aquilante, Chester Springs, Pa., Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1:24.147, 105.201.
6, GTS, (38), Mark Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario, KIA Optima, 1:24.194, 105.142.
7, GTS, (20), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:24.218, 105.113.
8, GTS, (50), Dean Martin, Westland, Mich., Ford Mustang Boss302, 1:24.272, 105.045.
9, GTS, (34), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 1:24.370, 104.923.
10, GTS, (60), Jack Roush Jr, Livonia, Mich., Ford Mustang Boss302, 1:24.684, 104.534.
11, GTS, (36), Ben Clucas, Northampton England, , Kia Optima, 1:24.859, 104.319.
12, GTS, (33), Dan Martinson(R), Medina, Minn., Ford Mustang Boss302, 1:24.870, 104.305.
13, GTS, (11), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Z28, 1:25.124, 103.994.
14, GTS, (28), Lou Gigliotti, Dallas, Texas, Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 1:25.195, 103.907.
15, GTS, (35), Preston Calvert(R), Potomac, Md., Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1:25.801, 103.173.
16, GTS, (62), Mark Klenin, Lone Tree, Colo., Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 1:27.124, 101.607.
17, GTS, (72), Buz McCall, Boca Raton, Fla., Porsche Cayman, 1:29.255, 99.181.