Espenlaub Grabs Continental Tire Pole


LEEDS, Ala. — Charles Espenlaub won his second career Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge pole, breaking the Barber Motorsports Park GS track record in the process.

He ran a lap of 1:36.401 in the No. 48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 — his first pole since leading GS II qualifying at Daytona in 2002.

Jade Buford’s two-race pole streak was halted, with the driver of the No. 55 Multimatic Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage qualifying second.

Kyle Gimple was awarded the Street Tuner pole by virtue of leading the point standings when the ST session was black flagged before competitors completed a full lap. Adam Isman (No. 63 BMW 128i) went off straight at the exit of turn five and came to a stop atop the guardrail. The driver of the No. 63 Mitchum Motorsports BMW 328i was evaluated and released from the infield care center.