James Weaver won his second American Le Mans Series pole of the season on Saturday, posting the fastest time of the day for Sunday's Generac 500 at Road America. His time of 1min 53.042secs in the No. 16 Dyson Racing Lola was a touch more than 0.3 seconds faster than the No. 1 Champion Racing Audi.

Weaver will team with Butch Leitzinger in the Dyson Lola, which also sat on the pole last season. Defending race winners JJ Lehto and Marco Werner will start second in the No. 1 Champion Racing Audi R8. Lehto was 0.3 seconds behind Weaver.

This is the third straight year Dyson Racing has won a class pole at Road America, the longest circuit in the ALMS at 4.048 miles.

"We've been on pole here a lot. I was on pole with Butch a couple of years ago and blew it up, then Butch blew it up last year," Weaver said. "So in three years, we've done two laps."

By all rights, Weaver and Leitzinger should be coming off a victory at Portland, the last round of the ALMS. But the car had a fuel pressure problem on the next-to-last lap, allowing Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro to take the win. Weaver was able to laugh about it Friday.

"I was brilliant. Unfortunately, I got so caught up in my brilliance that I ran out of petrol. We were slaving over that steering wheel, didn't even get a 'thank you.' Then the thing runs out of bloody petrol!"

 

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