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Grant Storms to Road America IPC Pole

Forty7 Motorsports Norma M30 Nissan on pole for Saturday’s IMSA Prototype Challenge race…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

David Grant saved his best effort for when it counted on Friday, snatching the pole position in qualifications for Saturday’s IMSA Prototype Challenge race at Road America with a lap nearly two seconds better than he or teammate Keith Grant achieved in two earlier practices.

David Grant turned a best lap of 2:02.930 in the No. 40 Forty7 Motorsports Norma M30 Nissan to take qualifying honors by more than eight-tenths of a second over the competition.

The best lap during the two practice sessions for the No. 40 was 2:04.911, good only for 10th among the 13 entries in the Prototype Challenge field. That, though, was by design, according to the pole-sitter.

And, Grant warned, there may be more to come.

Naveen Rao qualified second in the No. 64 K2R Motorsports Norma with a lap of 2:03.750 around the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course.

He and teammate Matthew Bell lead the Prototype Challenge standings after two races in which they’ve finished on the podium.

Saturday’s one-hour, 45-minute race starts at 11:35 a.m. ET and streams live on Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold.

RESULTS: Qualifying

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