In qualifying for the 2020 season-opening weekend for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Jeff Kingsley earned his first pole position in the series while making his debut with Kelly-Moss Road and Race in the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
The times were pretty close indeed. Kingsley’s qualifying time of 2:10.920 barely nipped the time posted by Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship recipient Riley Dickinson by a scant 0.087 seconds.
Dickinson will start alongside Kingsley in the No. 53 Porsche for Moorespeed.
Starting third and topping the Platinum Masters Class will be Alan Metni in the No. 99 Kelly-Moss/AM Motorsports Porsche.
Metni’s best career finish in the series was an overall runner-up result at Road America last year.
Leading the Gold class to green will be Efrin Castro in the No. 65 TPC Racing Porsche with a qualifying lap of 2:14.273. Castro’s time was 0.67 seconds quicker than Curt Swearingin in the No. 17 Porsche for ACI Motorsports.
The first 45-minute race of the season is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. ET Saturday, with Race 2 set for Sunday at 10 a.m. Both races can be streamed live, flag-to-flag on IMSA.tv with IMSA Radio commentary.