Oliver Jarvis has set a time of 1 minute 34.442 seconds (135.702mph) around the 3.56 mile Daytona International Speedway road course. This was 0.131 seconds slower than Felipe Nasr’s best on the AXR # 31 Wellen Engineering Cadillac DPi-VR.
However, Nasr’s great efforts were in vain as his car failed a post-qualifying technical test due to lack of weight.
This allows the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac to move outside the front row, following the Tristan Vautier flyer, which is only 0.043 seconds slower than Mazda.
“I found out I was promoted to Paul,” Jarvis said in an evening practice session at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “I would rather do it on the track, but that pole in Daytona is always special …. Every pole is special, but this is especially true. I love this track, a very nice race.
“You always want to start on the front line and not get into trouble,” Jarvis said.
“I think we have a good race car, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow … I think tomorrow will be stronger, but I won’t underestimate the competition.”
On the other hand, No. 31Whelen Cadillac retreated to 6th place on the DPi grid.
Rolex 24 doesn’t just start its grab position on Sunday. You can also earn qualifying points in the new Weathertech Championship scoring format. The winner of each class is 35 points, the second place is 32 points, and then gradually declines.
Mazda takes over Paul after AXR Cadillac is penalized
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