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Cameron Quickest in Final Practice at Mid-Ohio

Dane Cameron pips Pipo Derani for quickest time in second practice at Mid-Ohio…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Dane Cameron jumped to the top of the time charts in the closing seconds of practice Saturday morning at Mid-Ohio to put Acura and Meyer Shank Racing in prime position heading into qualifying for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge presented by TLX Type S.

Cameron reeled off a 1:10.766 in his No. 60 Acura ARX-05 to deny the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Pipo Derani the top spot for the second consecutive practice session.

The three-time IMSA champion was 0.229 seconds quicker than Derani, with a late improvement by Filipe Albuquerque good enough to put the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura DPi third.

Harry Tincknell was fourth quickest in the improving No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, which struggled for pace on Friday, while Tristan Vautier completed the top-five in the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac.

The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Kevin Magnussen was sixth and slowest of the DPi competitors.

Dylan Murry led the way in LMP3, thanks to a 1:16.606 lap time in his No. 91 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan.

Murry edged out Sean Creech Motorsport’s Joao Barbosa by just 0.056 seconds.

The No. 74 Riley Motorsports entry of Felipe Fraga was third quickest ahead of Friday’s pace-setting No. 54 CORE autosport Ligier of Colin Braun in fourth.

The No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 remained atop the time charts in GT Daytona, but this time with Aaron Telitz setting the pace.

Telitz completed a best lap of 1:20.060 to edge out the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Zach Robichon and Frankie Montecalvo’s No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus in third.

Madison Snow (Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo) and Robby Foley (Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3) completed the top-five in the ultra-competitive class.

Qualifying is set to get underway at 12:20 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 2

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