2015 – PWC Qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas (Mar 7)

Saturday morning qualifying was held under overcast skies, with the GTS class on the track first, followed by the GT cars. For these sessions headed over to the outside of the track for shots of the cars speeding through the Esses. Hope you like the photos

GTS qualifying

2015 COTA (#28 LG Motorsports Aston)Here’s a wide shot of the “straight lines and curves” at the first part of the Esses from Turns 3 to 4. Thought black and white would help to “set the scene” with the overcast conditions.

2015 COTA (#10 Blackdog Speed Shop)Into the “Esses” with Michael Cooper in the #10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Z28. Really liked the early morning light, despite overcast conditions.

2015 COTA (#07 TRG-AMR Aston)Pole position with a fastest lap of 2:15.943 (90.037 mph) went to Kris Wilson in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

2015 COTA (#50 Rehagen Racing)Dean Martin in the #50 Rehagen Racing/Picture Cars East Ford Boss 302 qualified second with a time of 2:16.495 (89.673 mph).

2015 COTA (#38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia)Third best qualifier was Mark Wilkins in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima with a time of 2:17.003 (89.341 mph).

2015 COTA (HC7A0859)Really liked the left-hand front tire lift on the #11 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Z28 driven by Tony Gaples.

GT qualifying

2015 COTA (HC7A1037)Top qualifier for the GT class was Nick Catsburg in the #25 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo with a fastest time of 2:04.257 (98.505 mph).

2015 COTA (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren)The #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 driven by Kevin Estre looked awesome and was second fastest with a time of 2:04.364 (98.420 mph).

2015 COTA (#80 Lone Star Racing)Really liked this shot of the #80 Lone Star Racing SRT Viper GT3R driven by Dan Knox.

2015 COTA (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari)After shooting the start of GT qualifying, headed down to Turn 7. Here’s third place qualifier Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia taking the left-hander.

2015 COTA (#3 Cadillac Racing )To finish off the qualifying session, here’s Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3.

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