Scott Maxwell topped the time charts in Friday’s practice for tomorrow’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Maxwell took his No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C to a quick lap of 1:27.677 in the second of two 45-minute practice sessions.
It held as the quickest time of the day in practice, just 0.105 seconds quicker than Pierre Kleinubing in the No. 76 C360R Ford.
The pair of Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports were third and fourth, after getting a 100-pound increase in minimum weight for this weekend, in the latest round of Balance of Performance adjustments to the GS class.
Danny Burkett could only manage a fast lap of 1:28.508, nearly one-second off the pace from the quickest Ford.
Only four GS cars took to the track, following the withdrawal of the two TGM Sport Porsches, which took part in Thursday’s Promoter Test Day.
Owen Trinkler led the way for CRG-I Do Borrow in ST, with his No. 44 Nissan Altima quickest at a 1:32.472 lap.
Trinkler’s time, like nearly all 29 Continental Tire Challenge competitors, were set in the afternoon session, which was run in dry conditions compared to a damp track in the morning.
It was a challenging day for the No. 84 BimmerWorld BMW 328i, which saw James Clay stop on track with engine failure in Practice 1 and Tyler Cooke crash the car in Practice 2.
Cooke was evaluated and released from the trackside medical center.
Qualifying is on tap for 5:10 p.m. local time.
RESULTS: Practice 1
RESULTS: Practice 2