Negri Tops Opening Practice in Detroit

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Ozz Negri topped the time charts in the opening practice for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Detroit’s Belle Isle.

The Michael Shank Racing driver reeled off a 1:26.475 late in the 90-minute session, outpacing the Prototype championship-leading No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Christian Fittipaldi by 0.081 seconds.

Memo Rojas was third quickest with a 1:26.608 lap time, while the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP was fourth, thanks to Jordan Taylor’s 1:26.641 lap, which held as the quickest for much of the session.

Ryan Dalziel managed to put the No. 1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b fifth and best of the P2 cars, but 0.581 seconds behind the pace-setting DP.

TRG-AMR led the way in the GTD class, with James Davison turning a 1:33.720 on his final flying lap.

The Australian, who is fresh off his first Indy 500, edged out the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS of Spencer Pumpelly by 0.044 seconds.

Andrew Davis was third in class, thanks to a 1:34.345 in his Dempsey Racing Porsche that he’ll share with Brett Sandberg this weekend.

The session saw only one red flag, for the No. 58 Snow Racing Porsche of Madison Snow, who went off in the grass in Turn 7.

Friday’s second and final practice session gets underway at 1:35 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 1

5 Comments

  1. Jack

    May 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    is marsch racing that slow or do they not have all the dp upgrades?

    • Tim

      May 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Its just practice

      • Jack

        May 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        they have been the slowest dp and slowest car other than the mazdas all year, the mazdas were keeping up with it at mazda raceway and ed brown, an amateur driver easily outpaces that car

    • D.O.G.

      May 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Mainly to inexperience with the DP.

    • Kirk

      May 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      This is their first year running a prototype and they’re on a steep learning curve.

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