BRASELTON, GA (Friday, September 30, 2022) — Madison Snow scored his third pole position of 2022, lining the No. 1 Quartz Engine Oil-backed BMW M4 GT3 up P1 for tomorrow’s 25th running of Petit Le Mans.
Snow and his Paul Miller Racing full-season teammate Bryan Sellers are looking for their first Petit Le Mans win for the team at the team and Sellers’ home track of Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The pair are joined by Erik Johansson for Saturday’s 10-hour race, making his Petit Le Mans debut.
The three Paul Miller Racing endurance drivers have two prior outings in 2022, at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen, both of which saw contact from other cars ultimately decide the race for the team.
Paul Miller Racing are looking to translate this pole position into the good result that has thus far eluded them in endurance events in 2022.
“The weekend has gone great so far. We rolled off the trailer probably better than we have all season,” Paul Miller Racing team manager, Mitchell Simmons, said.
“We were able to concentrate on minor adjustments through the free practice sessions and there were a few times we probably could have said it was good enough, but engineer Lars Giersing kept pushing to make better and better changes.
“We have great hopes for tomorrow. Erik was able to turn some phenomenal laps in his limited time here in his first petit. Bryan was consistent during practice and really helped us tune in our setup. And Madison once again proved why he has so many pole positions by throwing down an immense lap in qualifying.
“And of course, nothing would be possible without the efforts of our crew who once again have given us a perfect race car for us to go try and win this race with.”
Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans goes green at 12:10 PM. Television coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET on NBC Network TV. USA Network will air the conclusion of the race, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM ET.
Live flag-to-flag coverage will be available to subscribers via NBC Peacock.
“Pole position here at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta! Practice started out pretty good for us, so I knew the pressure was on to go for the pole and deliver. The team started off great in 2022, but we’ve gotten better acquainted with the BMW M4 GT3 and have been performing better and better and maximizing its potential. Now, with the end of the year, I knew we could do it, I just needed to put the lap together. Thankfully, everything came together as it needed to and I ended up on pole. I’m super happy about it—that’s what I was going for personally. We’re out of the championship, so step one is the pole position and step two is hopefully the race win! I just need to thank the whole crew for this, everything was great.”