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Trinkler Takes Team TGM Mercedes GT4 to CTMP Pole

Owen Trinkler scores second pole of IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Owen Trinkler scored his second IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge pole of the season in a hard-fought qualifying for this afternoon’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120.

Trinkler took his No. 46 Team TGM Mercedes-AMG GT4 to a best lap of 1:23.300 to edge out the No. 39 Carbahn Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Tyler McQuarrier by just 0.069 seconds.

It marked the second consecutive GS pole for Mercedes-AMG at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, following Alexandre Premat’s maiden series pole for the manufacturer at the circuit last year.

The session was red-flagged with six minutes to go for an accident by the No. 65 Murillo Racing Mercedes GT4 of Tim Probert, who managed to get his car to the pit lane following the red.

No major improvements were made once it returned to green. 

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes qualified the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 in third, ahead of Nate Stacy in fourth.

Jeff Mosing completed the top-five in his Murillo Mercedes GT4.

Taylor Storms to TCR Pole for JDC-Miller

Mikey Taylor claimed TCR class pole honors, in a flying lap for the South African in the No. 17 JDC-Miller Motorsports Audi RS 3 LMS TCR that put him seventh on the overall time sheets.

Taylor’s 1:23.975 lap was 0.473 seconds quicker than Michael Lewis in the No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N TCR, which was second.

Lewis’ teammate Mason Filippi was third quickest in class.

The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 gets underway at 1:55 p.m. EDT with live coverage on IMSA.tv.

RESULTS: Qualifying

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