“I can’t thank the team enough for getting the car back together,” said the Mygale/Honda driver, pointing to a car covered in tape and non-matching body panels. “We qualified second with one practice session.”
Jake Eidson was third quick for Cape Motorsports following a dominant practice showing, but could not match his lap time on a slower Road Atlanta race track in the late afternoon.
“It’s not too bad. Between the weather and the drift rubber in turn 10, the track was slower,” added Eidson, in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda.
“The plan for the race is to keep doing what we’re doing and be consistent,” continued Eidson, who finished second twice at VIR in April.
After quick times were set early, the 12-turn road course appeared to get slower in the afternoon sun, with qualifying lasting 30 minutes and ending at 5:00 p.m. sharp.
In fourth position was Steve Bamford, doing double duty and also racing in the F2000 Championship Series, while getting faster every weekend. Fifth quick was Ayla Agren, who started from pole in Virginia in the No. 96 Bryan Herta Autosport Mygale/Honda.
Joe Colasacco was sixth ahead of Slade Miller, the third Herta car of Sam Chastain, Scott Rubenzer, and F1600 Series race winner Jim Goughary.
All those drivers and the complete 18-car field were all sent to technical inspection following qualifying where Series officials looked at every car.