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Maxwell Takes Pole for CTSC at Road Atlanta

Scott Maxwell takes record-extending 16th career pole…

Photo: Ford

Photo: Ford

Scott Maxwell extended his Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge pole streak, in a shortened qualifying session for Friday’s season finale at Road Atlanta.

Maxwell turned a best lap of 1:31.045 in his GS championship-leading No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C to score his record-extending 16th career pole.

An accident by the No. 21 Muehlner Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport of Peter Ludwig seven minutes into the 15-minute session saw the GS session not restart.

Per IMSA, there is no minimum qualifying time for Continental Tire Challenge competition.

Maxwell will share driving duties with Billy Johnson in tomorrow’s two-hour and 30-minute race.

The No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing Porsche of Danny Burkett will start second, ahead of Pierre Kleinubing, who made it two Fords in the top-three.

Jason Rabe claimed pole in ST, which was also shortened due to a heavy crash for a BMW 228i.

Rabe reeled off a quick lap of 1:36.933 in his No. 31 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman, edging out the No. 34 Alara Racing Mazda MX-5 of Drake Kemper by 0.367 seconds.

An accident between the No. 54 JDC-Miller Motorsports BMW of Michael Johnson and Jeff Mosing’s No. 56 Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman at the five-minute mark saw the session also not restart.

Both drivers were evaluated and released from the medical center.

Championship leaders Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will roll off fourth in class in their No. 25 Freedom Autosport Mazda.

The Continental 150 gets underway Friday at 12:25 p.m. ET.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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