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Holton Takes Fourth CTSC Pole of Season at Road Atlanta

Paul Holton takes fourth CTSC pole of season at Road Atlanta…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Paul Holton and C360R have secured pole for this afternoon’s Fox Factory 120 at Road Atlanta, taking his fourth pole of the year in the qualifying session ahead of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season finale. 

Holton posted a time of 1:27.956 in his No. 76 McLaren 570S GT4, with the British manufacturer sweeping the front row as Chris Green took second in his Motorsports In Action entry, separated by 0.588 seconds.

Matt Plumb will join Holton in the C360R McLaren, which has one race win to its name this season.

Jack Roush Jr.’s KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 will start from third ahead of championship leader Dylan Murcott in the RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.

Murcott’s car came to a halt on the back straight late in the session with a currently unknown mechanical problem.

Christian Szymczak put the No. 34 Murillo Racing Mazda MX-5 on ST class pole in a close session that saw the top three cars separated by 0.066 seconds.

The Californian driver set a lap time of 1:35.089 after the lead changed several times during the 15-minute session. 

Justin Clay and his No. 84 BimmerWorld BMW 328i will line up alongside the Murillo Mazda on the ST front row while Justin Piscitell secured third in class for the Murillo Porsche Cayman he shares with points leader Eric Foss. 

The Fox Factory 120 will get underway at 1:50 p.m. EDT with live coverage on IMSA.tv.

RESULTS: Qualifying

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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