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Cameron Leads Acura Penske Front Row Sweep at Mid-Ohio

Acura Team Penske goes 1-2 in Mid-Ohio qualifying led by Dane Cameron…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Dane Cameron has led a front row sweep for Acura Team Penske in qualifying for this afternoon’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.

The defending IMSA DPi champion set a 1:10.839 in the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 to edge out teammate Helio Castroneves by 0.016 seconds.

It marked Cameron’s first pole of the season and the second in the last three races after co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s top qualifying run at Road America.

The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Jonathan Bomarito will start third, followed by Pipo Derani in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R qualifying fourth and Ryan Briscoe in fifth.

Briscoe suffered a brake lock-up late in the session and nearly made contact with the barriers in Turn 12.

Oliver Jarvis qualified the No. 77 Mazda in sixth followed by championship rival Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac and Gabriel Aubry, in his DPi debut, bringing up the rear of the eight-car class.

Corvette Edges Out BMW in GTLM

Jordan Taylor put Corvette Racing on top in GT Le Mans qualifying, scoring the fourth class pole for the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.

Taylor reeled off a best lap of 1:17.985 to edge out a late challenge from Jesse Krohn by 0.376 seconds.

The No. 4 Corvette of Oliver Gavin will start fourth on the grid ahead of Bruno Spengler in the sister No. 25 Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, who was just over a half-second slower than Taylor.

Telitz Scores Second Career GTD Pole

Aaron Telitz came out on top in GT Daytona, scoring another class pole for AIM Vasser Sullivan and Lexus.

Telitz recorded a 1:20.974 lap time in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 to edge out the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo of Matt McMurry by 0.115 seconds.

It marked Telitz’s second career pole in WeatherTech Championship competition.

Misha Goikhberg will start third in class, thanks to a 1:21.196 lap in the MSR-run, Heinricher Racing-badged Acura, with the No. 76 Compass Racing McLaren 720S GT3 of Corey Fergus and Robby Foley’s No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 completing the top-five in class.

The Acura Sports Car Challenge gets underway at 2:05 p.m. EDT, with live coverage on Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold and IMSA Radio. The race will also air on NBCSN at 11 p.m. EDT.

RESULTS: Qualifying

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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