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Friday, May 21, 2010

2010 American Le Mans Series: Qualifying

Shot from the inside of turn 4 during Friday practice for the American Le Mans.

Friday afternoon. No where I would rather be than trackside at Mazda Race Laguna Seca for American Le Mans practice and qualifying.

Fastest time went to Lola B0986 Mazda driver Guy Smith with a fastest lap of 1:12.338, giving him the pole for tomorrow afternoon's six-hour endurance race.

Read a complete breakdown of Le Mans qualifying at the Monterey County Weekly website.

Photos and cover by staff photographer Nic Coury.

A Le Mans drivers brakes into turn 3.

PC class pole position driver Johnny Mowlem zips down the finish line straightaway.

Along the straight between turns 4 and 5.

Cars fly down turn 1.

A Patron team member signals his driver.

Jeroen Bleekemelon races his Porsche 911 GT3 into the finish line during Friday afternoon practice.

Le Mans drivers zip around turn 3 during practice rounds on Friday.

Jeroen Bleekemelon (left) took pole in the GTC class with a 1:26.93 in a Porsche 911 GT3, while Guy Smith (right) took the fastest lap of qualifying in his Lola B09 86 Mazda with a 1:12.338 in the P class.

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