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Parente Leads K-PAX 1-2 in Utah Qualifying

K-PAX Racing swept the front row in qualifying for PWC GT Race 1 in Utah…

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Alvaro Parente edged his K-PAX Racing teammate Rodrigo Baptista to take pole position for Pirelli World Challenge GT Race 1 at Utah Motorsports Campus.

The Portuguese ace turned in the best lap of the weekend so far in the No. 9 Bentley Continental GT3 with a time of 1:48.271, 0.227 seconds faster than his Brazilian counterpart.

Championship leader Toni Vilander was third fastest in the No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 that he shares with Miguel Molina, while Scott Heckert and Michael Christensen completed the top five for Lone Star Racing and Alegra Motorsports, respectively.

Wei Lu scored the Pro-Am class pole in the No. 31 TR3 Racing Ferrari, while Caeser Bacarella was quickest in the Am category for Squadra Corse Garage Italia.

Race 1 is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. local time with live streaming coverage available online at

RESULTS: Qualifying

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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