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Haase Leads Audi Front Row Sweep for California 8H

Audi Sport Team Land claims pole for California 8H…

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Audi Sport Team will start Sunday’s California 8 Hours from the pole, after Christopher Haase stormed to the top in this afternoon’s Super Pole.

Haase’s fast lap of 1:23.961 in the No. 29 Audi Audi R8 LMS was 0.195 seconds faster than Winkelhock’s fast time in the No. 44 Audi Sport Team Magnus machine, securing a front row sweep for the German manufacturer.

Patrick Long put the No. 58 Porsche Motorsport North America by Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R in the third spot over half a second off the pole speed.

The No. 11 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi will start fourth courtesy of Robin Frijns’ qualifying effort, with Alvaro Parente in the No. 9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 checking in with the fifth-fastest speed.

Jereon Bleekemolen set the pace in GT3 Pro-Am with the seventh-fastest overall time for Porsche and Black Swan Racing.

Other class polesitters include the No. 194 MARC Cars Australia Marc Mazda 3 V8 in the Invitational class and the No. 07 TRG Aston Martin GT4 in the GT4 category.

The race is scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m. PT with coverage available on CBS Sports Network and MotorTrend On Demand.

RESULTS: Super Pole

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is the lead announcer for SRO America's TV coverage as well as a pit reporter for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.


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