In the initial combined Qualifying session Ben Cooper (KMS/Birel) blistered off the provisional pole-position time only to roll across the scales slightly under weight. However according to the rulebook the penalty was only three positions and Cooper was able to compete in the SuperPole session and given a second chance so to speak.
In the six driver SuperPole shootout Cooper blistered off a 46.914 second lap around the GoPro Motorplex to earn the outright pole-position for all three heat races. Fellow Canadian Jeffrey Kingsley (PSL/CRG) was only 0.019 seconds slower than Cooper and wound up second while Englishman Ed Brand (Goodwood/Intrepid) and Gavin Reichelt (PSL/CRG) will share row two for the heats. Fred Woodley (Prime/Maranello) and Nathan Adds (Sodikart) completed the Fast Six.
From the qualifying session South African Eugene Brittz (PSL/CRG) was seventh, Canadian’s Alessandro Bizzotto (PSL/CRG) and Max Preston eighth and nine and American Sabre Cook (CRG USA/CRG) rounding out the top-ten. Further down, Pier-Luc Oullette (KMS/Birel) and Dante Lerra (Energy Kart Canada) were 14th and 15th.
With the DD2 Masters mixed in, Elvis Stojko (Prime/Maranello) posted the second quickest time behind Andres Fonseca (PSL/CRG) while John Cariati (Goodwood/Intrepid) was fifth.
Saturday at the Coldstone Creamery Rotax Pan American Challenge will feature three rounds of heat races for each class. Plenty of racing is on tap in anticipation of Sundays main events.