MONTEREY, CAL., (September 23, 2017) — After dominating the final practice of the America’s Tire 250 on Saturday morning, Madison Snow captured his second pole position of the year for Paul Miller Racing in the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3. Snow’s pole position win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marks the third pole of the year for Paul Miller Racing, the team’s tenth in IMSA competition.
Snow qualified the car under perfect conditions on the 11 turn, 2.238 mile road course. Running the least amount of laps of the 25 competitors, Snow bettered with each time around the track, finally setting his fastest lap time of 1:24.956 on lap four of five. Snow will start the America’s Tire 250, and once he completes his minimum drive time, will hand the wheel over to co-driver Bryan Sellers to finish the event.
“I’m so proud of how well Madison did today during qualifying,” said Team Owner Paul Miller. “I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Dave Fullerton for stepping in this weekend for our engineer, Lars Giersing. Lars lives on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, and was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Dave stepped in and has done an incredible job, giving us a car strong enough for pole position. We wish Lars the best as he continues to recover from the hurricane.”
The Monterey Grand Prix begins Sunday, September 24 at 2:05PM Pacific. The race will air live on FOX Sports 1 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Pacific and international audiences can stream live at imsa.tv. IMSA Radio will cover the weekend on radiolemans.com and can also be found via the TuneIn app.
Qualifying was great. We ended up on pole position. We topped the final practice, which gave us more pressure into qualifying. It made me even more nervous, knowing we had a car that was quick. We didn’t know where anyone else was. We did some hard work between the sessions, and ended up being able to come out and do a really good lap when the tire was at its prime condition. The car was good, the tires were great, and everything just lined up great to give me that pole position.
It was a great qualifying session for the team. It’s cool to be able to win the TOTAL award with the TOTAL car. That was a great lap by Madison. He was up against some really good guys out there. He just continues to come through when it matters. He continues to impress on all of us what he’s able to do. I’m really proud of him and the guys to keep working after a diff race last year, and a difficult race at VIRginia International Raceway. We still have a long way left, but this will let us smile for tonight.