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07/05/13
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Lucas Luhr qualifying at Lime RockGraf and Luhr win ALMS pole at Lime Rock
Lakeville, CT - Muscle Milk Pickett Racing returned to action today at Lime Rock Park in grand fashion as Lucas Luhr scored the pole position for Saturday's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix.

After leading both practice sessions earlier on in the day, the team continued its run atop the charts by scoring their first pole position of the season with a lap time of 44.369 seconds around the 1.474-mile, seven-turn road course.

It didn't take any time for Luhr to take over the provisional pole aboard the #6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03c, as the German sat in first place throughout the session.

By the time the checkered flag fell on qualifying, the Pickett Racing team was up by eight tenths of a second on the #16 car of Dyson Racing.

The pole position was Luhr's 21st of his career.

The German duo of Klaus Graf and Luhr will be back on track tomorrow, Saturday, July 6 for the morning warm up before taking the green flag at 3:05 pm ET for what promises to be a tough race where patience and dealing with traffic will be key.

The two hour and 45 minute event will be broadcast live on ESPN2 starting at 3:00 pm ET.

Muscle Milk Quotes

Lucas Luhr Headshot Lucas Luhr - driver #6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a
"I had fun getting back into the Muscle Milk HPD P1 car, it had been a while. The break is a little bit too long! Qualifying went well. I'm happy for the guys. I think we did quite well. It was tough today because of the changing track conditions. The temperature also gets so hot that it's hard to find the right balance. That said, I was happy with the car for this short run in qualifying but there is still work to do for the race tomorrow, for the long runs.

"The key factor for the race will be the traffic, especially for the P1 cars. We are by far the fastest cars on the track and you only get two or three clear laps at the beginning of the race if you are lucky, then you're stuck in traffic all day long.
"Sometimes it can be really frustrating. The biggest job tomorrow will be to stay calm, not go crazy in traffic, wait for chances and stay out of trouble because it happens so quickly. The track is not very wide and with the other cars in close fights you don't want to be the guy who messes it up. You have to be patient and time it right so you don't lose too much time and screw up the race for another team."

Results

Pos ClPos Class No Drivers Time Speed Diff Laps Make
1 1 P1 6 Graf/Luhr 44.396 119.524 -.--- 13 HPD ARX-03a
2 2 P1 16 Dyson/Smith 45.243 117.287 0.847 13 Lola B12/60
3 1 P2 551 Tucker/Briscoe 46.191 114.880 1.795 6 HPD ARX-03b
4 2 P2 552 Tucker/Franchitti 46.428 114.293 2.032 6 HPD ARX-03b
5 3 P2 02 Brown/van Overbeek 46.729 113.557 2.333 9 HPD ARX-03b
6 4 P2 01 Sharp/Cosmo 46.870 113.215 2.474 9 HPD ARX-03b
7 1 PC 05 Bennett/Braun 48.078 110.371 3.682 16 ORECA FLM09
8 2 PC 9 Junqueira/Ende 48.188 110.119 3.792 16 ORECA FLM09
9 3 PC 8 Marcelli/Cumming 48.403 109.630 4.007 15 ORECA FLM09
10 4 PC 81 Schultis/van der Zande 48.422 109.587 4.026 9 ORECA FLM09
11 5 PC 18 Nunez/Booth 48.564 109.266 4.168 15 ORECA FLM09
12 3 P1 0 Meyrick/Legge 48.931 108.447 4.535 14 DeltaWing LM12
13 6 PC 52 Guasch/Cheng 49.222 107.805 4.826 13 ORECA FLM09
14 7 PC 7 Drissi/Mitchell 50.044 106.035 5.648 16 ORECA FLM09
15 1 GT 56 Müller/Edwards 50.996 104.055 6.600 10 BMW Z4 GTE
16 2 GT 55 Auberlen/Martin 51.157 103.728 6.761 13 BMW Z4 GTE
17 3 GT 4 Gavin/Milner 51.490 103.057 7.094 10 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
18 4 GT 62 Beretta/Malucelli 51.499 103.039 7.103 13 Ferrari F458 Italia
19 5 GT 3 Magnussen/Garcia 51.537 102.963 7.141 11 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
20 6 GT 06 Long/Kimber-Smith 51.732 102.575 7.336 11 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
21 7 GT 23 Sweedler/Bell 51.812 102.416 7.416 11 Ferrari F458 Italia
22 8 GT 91 Farnbacher/Goossens 51.916 102.211 7.520 12 SRT Viper GTS-R
23 9 GT 93 Bomarito/Wittmer 52.185 101.684 7.789 13 SRT Viper GTS-R
24 10 GT 17 Henzler/Sellers 52.199 101.657 7.803 12 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
25 11 GT 48 Miller/Holzer 52.254 101.550 7.858 9 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
26 1 GTC 45 Canache, Jr./Pumpelly 55.155 96.209 10.759 5 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
27 2 GTC 22 MacNeil/Bleekemolen 55.317 95.927 10.921 14 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
28 3 GTC 66 Keating/Faulkner 55.414 95.759 11.018 12 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
29 4 GTC 27 Dempsey/Lally 55.500 95.611 11.104 12 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
30 5 GTC 11 Hedlund/Heylen 55.604 95.432 11.208 10 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
31 6 GTC 30 Cisneros/Armindo 55.677 95.307 11.281 9 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
32 7 GTC 44 Neiman/von Moltke 55.744 95.192 11.348 11 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
33 8 GTC 68 Ostella/Stanton 55.992 94.771 11.596 9 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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