BOWMANVILLE, Canada (July 6, 2019) – For the second-straight year, CORE autosport has earned the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
After topping both practice sessions on Friday, Colin Braun turned the best lap in Saturday’s 15-minute qualifying session. His time of 1:05.452 was nearly a full second faster than his 2018 pole time and was 0.074-second clear of the second-place qualifier.
Braun shares the No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPI with Jon Bennett. The pair won last year’s Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix after Braun claimed the pole position. Even with a change in car and tires this year, CORE hasn’t skipped a beat when it comes to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Sunday’s 2-hour and 40-minute race will air live on NBC starting at 1pm ET. A live stream of the race is available on IMSA.com for viewers outside North America.
Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi
“I love this race track. For us as a team, the better we do, the more confidence we have and the more confidence we have the better we do and that’s the cycle. To be fast here in two different cars is a testament to the hard work of the CORE team.
“We were hoping to get a good feel for the tire degradation during that session, because with so much traffic, you don’t really get a good feel for that in practice. We weren’t sure what we were going to do fuel load and tire pressure wise, but our team did a good job nailing the right amount of fuel at the peak of the tire, so we got our best laps at the best time.
“It feels good to get ADT it’s first pole!”