Guy Cosmo earned his first pole position in the Challenge class with a lap of 1:27.070 in the ORBIT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Cosmo was 0.133 seconds faster than Shane Lewis in the Velox Motorsport Porsche, making its first start in the Series.
A former LMP2 winner at Mid-Ohio in 2005, Cosmo is driving with John Baker for the third straight race.
“It was a lot of fun; it always is at Mid-Ohio,” said Cosmo, who won with a Mazda-powered Courage four years ago. “We had no issues with the car. We didn’t make qualifying at Lime Rock as the starter wasn’t working. I was relieved when it fired up here and it was really good all session.”
Bill Sweedler qualified ORBIT’s second Porsche entry third in the class with a lap of 1:28.247. He is driving with Ed Brown.
“There is a lot of good competition in this new class,” Cosmo said. “The whole session was a lot of fun. The track is fabulous. Mid-Ohio has always been my favorite. You can charge and attack this course but you have to think about it. The grip may not be as strong after having it repaved a couple of years ago but it’s still a good circuit.”
The Acura Sports Car Challenge is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 8 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The race will air at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 9 on NBC. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at Racehub on americanlemans.com. You also can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes).