Posted (09/27/2013) -
In a qualifying session interrupted by a black flag, Dane Cameron pulled off an amazing string of late session laps to secure the Pole Position for Team Sahlen aboard the #43 BMW Powered Prototype.
This Pole Position marks the 2nd of the year, in the debut season for the team in the Prototype Class. The 1st pole position coming at Road America. Additionally, Team Sahlen has also secured 3rd place starting slots at the ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
By securing the Pole Position in Prototype, Team Sahlen now holds the distinction of starting at the front of all 4 Classes within Grand American Racing, ROLEX DP & GT as well as Continental GS & ST.
Shared Team Owner Joe Sahlen “I was not able to attend Road America, so to get to be here for this Pole feels extra special. I am very proud of Dane and the whole crew at Team Sahlen. We had a vision a year ago of moving up to the top Prototype class from GT. You believe that the team can make the transition and be as competitive as we were in GT where we were fast and winners. But to be able to continue to make progress all year and see our team at the front is just a confirmation of that confidence I had in the team already.”
For the Team Sahlen #43 BMW Powered Daytona Prototype, a unique strategy played out as Joe Nonnamaker went out on used tires to conserve a set of the 6 allowed for the weekend as backups for the race.
The Season Finale and last ever Grand American ROLEX event will start on at Saturday, September 28th at 1:30 pm. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1.
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