Luca Mars will start this afternoon’s four-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge from the pole after claiming top qualifying honors for the Road America 240.
Mars, in the No. 60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4, reeled off a best lap of 2:16.905 to edge out the No. 56 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Kenton Koch by 0.289 seconds.
It marked the 16-year-old’s first career pole in the car he’ll share with Nate Stacy.
Teammate Billy Johnson in the No. 59 Mustang GT4 will start third, ahead of the No. 8 McCann Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport of Andrew Davis.
Trevor Andrusko completed the top-five in the No. 55 FCP Euro by Ricca Autosport Mercedes-AMG GT4.
TCR pole honors went to the No. 5 KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR of Tim Lewis Jr., who recorded a best lap of 2:19.722 to edge out the No. 89 HART Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Chad Gilsinger.
Tyler Gonzalez will start third in the No. 19 Van der Steur Racing Hyundai Veloster N TCR, followed by Victor Gonzalez in the No. 99 VGRT Honda.
Mark Wilkins was the highest-placed Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Elantra N TCR in fifth.
The Road America 240 gets underway at 1:15 p.m. CT (2:15 p.m. ET) with live coverage on Peacock and IMSA Radio.