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Allmendinger Leads Night Practice at Daytona

Shank’s Ligier leads night practice for Thursday sweep at Daytona…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda completed a clean sweep of leading all four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship sessions on Thursday for the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona, as AJ Allmendinger led the one and a half hour night practice.

Allmendinger’s best time of 1:39.783 failed to eclipse either the practice or pole time set by teammate Ozz Negri, but nonetheless retained MSR’s perfect day of being the only car in the 1:39 bracket in each of the three practice sessions.

The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP was second with the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP third.

RSR Racing led Prototype Challenge with Bruno Junqueira clocking a 1:44.107 in the No. 11 Oreca FLM09.

AF Corse and Aston Martin Racing were 1-2 in GT Le Mans, with Toni Vilander setting the session-best 1:44.614 in the No. 51 Ferrari F458 Italia ahead of Darren Turner in the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE at 1:44.675.

Park Place Motorsports led GT Daytona with its No. 73 Porsche 911 GT America at 1:47.792, the time set by Kevin Estre.

The fourth and final practice session runs for an hour from 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. on Friday.

RESULTS: Practice 3

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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