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Garg Scores Second Consecutive Pole in Sebring Qualifying

Bijoy Garg continues pole streak for VP Racing SportsCar Challenge at Sebring International Raceway…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Bijoy Garg is two-for-two in IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge qualifying.

After claiming the pole position for the series debut in January at Daytona, Garg made the most of Saturday afternoon’s abbreviated qualifying session at Sebring International Raceway, putting the No. 3 Jr III Racing Ligier JS P320 Nissan at the head of a 30-car field for both of Sunday’s 45-minute races.

Garg’s best lap was 1:56.854 to claim the pole for Race 1 tomorrow morning and his second-fastest lap of 1:57.099 was quick enough to put him on pole for Race 2 tomorrow afternoon.

The LMP3 field had a substantially reduced qualifying session due to a red flag midway through when the No. 54 MLT Motorsports Ligier of Adrian Kunzle stopped on course in Turn 10.

Joining Garg on the front row for both races will be Dan Goldburg in the No. 73 JDC MotorSports Duqueine D08 Nissan with an overall best qualifying lap of 1:57.415.

Goldburg heads into Sunday’s races as the LMP3 class points leaders after sweeping both races of the season-opening doubleheader at Daytona.

Goldburg is 60 points ahead of Brian Thienes, who qualified fifth in the No. 77 Forte Racing Powered by USRT Ligier, and 140 points in front of Garg.

Canadian racer Antonio Serravalle qualified third in the No. 18 Muehlner Motorsports America Duqueine at 1:58.351 ahead of Courtney Crone in the No. 99 Forty7 Motorsports Duqueine at 1:59.014.

In the GSX class, Gregory Liefooghe placed the No. 43 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 on the class pole position for both races with a best lap of 2:10.285 and a second-best lap of 2:10.325 in the qualifying session.

Liefooghe was fast throughout Saturday, leading both practice sessions prior to qualifying as well.

Joining Liefooghe on the GSX front row will be Luca Mars, who celebrated his 17th birthday earlier this week. Mars posted a best lap of 2:11.001 in the No. 59 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4.

Francis Selldorff rounded out the top three in GSX with a best lap of 2:11.103 in the No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW.

After taking victories in both races at Daytona, GSX points leader Billy Griffin qualified 18th in class on Saturday in the No. 14 KohR Mustang GT4.

Sunday’s doubleheader kicks off with Race 1 taking the green flag at 8 a.m ET. The second 45-minute race of the day goes green at 1:30 p.m. ET. Live Timing & Scoring data from both races is available on

RESULTS: Qualifying

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