ALMS: Viper beats Corvette to Road America GT pole

Jonathan Bomarito lapped his SRT Viper GTS-R faster than everybody else in the GT category for a second consecutive time, as the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) stopped at Elkhart Lake’s Road America.

Bomarito’s previous pole was last month, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), where Corvette Racing pipped Viper for the win. That means the team is still looking for its first win since bringing the brand back to ALMS racing last year.

Antonio Garcia qualified the No. 4 Corvette he co-drove to the CTMP win with Jan Magnussen on the outside pole. Leh Keen completed the GT top three aboard his Ferrari F458 Italia.

Marino Franchitti (Level 5 Motorsports) paced the LMP2 field, as he beat both Guy Cosmo (Tequila Patron) and IndyCar regular Simon Pagenaud, who stepped in the sister Level 5 car to replace an injured Ryan Briscoe.

Lucas Luhr (Muscle Milk) topped the field overall by besting a distant Chris McMurry (Dyson Racing) and an outpaced Katherine Legge (DeltaWing).

Colin Braun (CORE) and Spencer Pumpelly (Alex Job Racing) had the last laugh in PC and GTC respectively.

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