Trent Hindman led the way in Friday’s opening day of official track action for Saturday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, edging out two McLaren 570S GT4s in the pair of practice sessions.
Hindman’s 1:25.462 in the No. 12 Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, set in the morning’s 60-minute session, held as quickest of the day.
The No. 69 Motorsports In Action McLaren of Jesse Lazare, who posted a pace-setting 1:25.498 lap in Practice 2, was second overall on Friday, followed by the No. 59 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang of Jack Roush Jr. in third.
Roush’s co-driver this weekend, Scott Maxwell, stopped on track on his out lap in Practice 2 with a drive line issue, which brought out one of two red flags in the session.
The other red in Practice 2 was for a s spin by the No. 31 Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman ST entry of Drake Kemper, who did not make contact with the wall.
The No. 73 MINI JCW of Mat Pombo was quickest in the ST class on the day, thanks to his 1:32.197, set in the cooler first session, which also saw two red flags.
Ted Giovanis made heavy contact with the wall in his Team TGM Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR to bring out the first red in the morning, while Ali Balough spun the No. 81 BimmerWorld BMW 328i, resulting in a second stoppage.
Giovanis’ accident has sent the team packing up early, following Hugh Plumb’s crash in the sister car during Thursday’s test day.
Eric Foss (No. 56 Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman) and Spencer Pumpelly (No. 17 RS1 Porsche) posted the second and third quickest times of the day, respectively, in class.
A final practice session is set for 8 a.m. ET on Saturday, with qualifying for the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 scheduled to get underway immediately after.