Oliver Gavin posted the fastest GT1 time and a new class record in his No. 4 Corvette Racing C6-R for the Generac 500 at Road America for the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series.

Gavin's lap of 2min 00.382secs was nearly a half-second better than team-mate Olivier Beretta's mark set last year. The sister car, the No. 3 C6-R of Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell, will start second in class.

"Qualifying was really tricky, I knew Ron was right behind me, and we were expecting a big challenge from the Saleen," Gavin said. "They were quick early on today but not as quick during qualifying this afternoon. This track is all about momentum, you keep it up and the lap speeds will go up as well. We haven't been here since last year, and haven't tested here with the C6-R, so we are still figuring things out."

Speaking of the Saleen, ACEMCO Motorsports' No. 63 S7R of Terry Borcheller and Johnny Mowlem will start third. The car, along with the No. 5 Pacific Coast Motorsports Corvette C5-R and the No. 71 Carsport America Viper, are running with a larger air restrictor. In addition, Corvette Racing's two C6-Rs are running with 25 additional kilograms of additional weight.

"Frankly, I'm surprised how quick we are and why the Saleen and the Maserati aren't as quick as they should be," Gavin said. "We'll see how the race goes, I know the 3 car will be right there and it will be nip and tuck the whole race. We aim to win all of the races; we want to just go out, put it on pole and keep winning."

 

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