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Caldarelli, Heylen Score Sebring Poles

K-PAX Racing, Winward Racing earn poles for Sebring weekend…

Photo: K-PAX Racing

Andrea Caldarelli and Jan Heylen have scored poles for this weekend’s Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS races at Sebring International Raceway.

The Lamborghini factory driver reeled off a best lap of 2:00.977 in Q1, outpacing K-PAX Racing teammate Giovanni Venturini by 0.871 seconds.

Giacomo Altoe will start Race 1 in third in the No. 9 TR3 Racing Lamborghini, followed by the No. 33 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Russell Ward and Michael Dinan completing the top-five in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

Dinan, however, crashed in the closing moments of Q1, resulting in right-front damage to his BMW and ruling out Robby Foley’s qualifying run in Q2.

Pro-Am class pole honors went to the No. 20 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Fred Poordad ahead of the Am pole-sitter of Charlie Scardina in the Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020.

Q2 saw the Pro-Am Wright Porsche of Heylen set the mark with a 2:00.371, just 0.095 seconds faster than the Pro pole-sitting Winward Mercedes of Mikael Grenier in second.

Jordan Pepper will start third ahead of Dakota Dickerson in the No. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo and Matt McMurry’s No. 77 Compass Racing Acura.

Conrad Grunewald took the Am class pole for Race 2 in his No. 61 AF Corse Ferrari.

Race 1 gets underway at 1:15 p.m. ET with live coverage on SRO’s GTWorld YouTube page.

RESULTS: Qualifying 1 / Qualifying 2

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