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Grids Set for GT World Challenge America Road America Weekend

28 August 2021

Caldarelli, Lamborghini Take Pole for Race 1
Dickerson, Acura To Lead Sunday's Race 2
QUAL 1 PROVISIONAL RESULTS - Pending
QUAL 2 PROVISIONAL RESULTS - Pending

Elkhart Lake, Wisc. - Under partly cloudy skies, Lamborghini and Acura have taken the Pole Positions for the GT World Challenge America return to racing at Road America, with K-PAX Racing Driver Andrea Caldarelli starting in front for Saturday's Race 1 and Racers Edge Motorsports Dakota Dickerson in front of the field in Race 2.

In the Qualifying Group 1 session, Caldarelli took the #3 Lamborghini through its 2-minute, 7.102-second circuit of the track late in the session to capture the pole. Slotting into P2 for Sunday's race is Russell Ward, having run a 2:07.494 lap in the #33 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. The second row of the grid will be filled with Pro class competitors Michael Dinan (#96 Turner Motorsports BMW F13 M6 GT3) and K-PAX teammate Giovanni Venturini in the sister-car #6 Lamborghini.

Am challenger Conrad Grunewald (#61 Ferrari 488 GT3) will take the third row on the grid and lead the Am contingent, while Michael Di Meo's qualifying run in the #77 Compass Racing Acura NSX GT3 will put him in the top spot of the Pro-Am class.

For Sunday's Race 2, Dickerson's 2:05.925 pole-winning run will see him slot next to another Pro-Am class competitor, Jan Heylen, who will start the race in P2 in the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R (991.2). Row two will see Pro class Turner Motorsports racer Robby Foley in the #96 BMW F13 M6 GT3 line up next to Philip Ellis in the #33 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Results are provisional until posted Final. The green flag drops for Race 1 at 1:15 pm CT on Friday. Catch the race live on the GT World YouTube channel, get the audio simulcast on SiriusXm Satellite Radio SXM392 (channel 992 on the app). Fans can follow live timing and scoring at gt-world-challenge-america.com/live