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The action from Detriot – Grand Am practice and qualifying

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The Bob Stallings GAINSCO Riley Corvette at Detroit
The Bob Stallings GAINSCO Riley Corvette at Detroit

RacerViews photographer, Jeff Picoult was at Detroit to for all the Grand Am action. Here is the first of two Grand Am photo galleries.

The sessions in brief

Jon Fogarty made the most of the first dry track conditions of the day Friday, padding his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series record by earning the top starting spot for Saturday’s Chevrolet GRAND-AM Detroit 200 at Belle Isle and the TOTAL Pole Award.

Fogarty, the Rolex Series’ all-time leader in poles, notched his first top qualifying spot of the season and the 20th of his career. His fast lap of 1:22.369 (90.908 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP was just enough to edge Max Angelelli, winner of the last two races in the Daytona Prototype class. It also backed up co-driver Alex Gurney’s chart-topping lap in a soggy first practice Friday morning.

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Photos by Jeff Picoult, June 2012

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