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Thompson Storms to Indy Pole

Parker Thompson takes pole for first race at Porsche Sports Car Together Fest…

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Parker Thompson has stormed to pole position for this afternoon’s Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by The Cayman Islands race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Thompson reeled off a best lap of 1:25.092 in his No. 9 JDX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to edge out the Pro class points-leading No. 3 Kelly-Moss entry of Kay van Berlo by 0.007 seconds.

Friday pace-setter Riley Dickinson will start Race 1 from third on the grid, ahead of the No. 91 MDK Motorsports Porsche of Matty Graham.

Trenton Estep completed the top-five overall and in class in his MDK Porsche.

Pro-Am class pole honors went to the No. 65 Kelly-Moss entry of Efrin Castro, who set the 13th quickest time overall. Alan Metni (Kelly-Moss) and Curt Swearingin (ACI Motorsports) completed the top-three in class.

Mark Kvamme took another pole in the Am class in his MDK entry.

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, meanwhile, qualified 22nd overall out of the 33 cars that took part in qualifying in his Hendrick Performance Group-entered Porsche.

Race 1 gets underway at 3:15 p.m. ET with live coverage on and

RESULTS: Qualifying

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