Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was fastest during Saturday morning’s practice for this weekend’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car doubleheader weekend, part of the Victoria Day Speedfest at Mosport International Raceway. Jason Saini, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee, Wis., completed the top three.
Driving the No. 42 Acura/RealTime/Red Line Oil Acura TSX, Kleinubing turned a fastest time of 1:46.306 (83.272 mph) around the damp 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit. He was nearly three seconds faster than Championship leader Saini, who ran a 1:48.026 (81.947 mph) in the No. 74 MAZDASPEED/Stoptech/Racinghart MAZDA6.
Cunningham was third quick in his No. 1 Acura/RealTime/Red Line Oil Acura TSX with a fast lap of 1:48.155 (81.849 mph). Eric Foss (MAZDA6) and Canadian Nick Wittmer (Acura TSX) completed the top five.
Qualifying for this afternoon’s Round Three race is scheduled for 12 p.m. (EDT). The race will make its standing start at 3:10 p.m. (EDT). For live timing and scoring, lap notes and streaming audio, please visit www.world-challenge.com.
Practice times for this weekend’s SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship doubleheader at Mosport International Raceway, with position, car number in parentheses, driver,
hometown, car, fastest lap time, and speed in miles per hour.
1, (42), Pierre Kleinubing, Coconut Creek, Fla., Acura TSX, 1:46.306, 83.272.
2, (74), Jason Saini, Ft. Worth, Texas, MAZDA6, 1:48.026, 81.947.
3, (1), Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee, Wis., Acura TSX, 1:48.155, 81.849.
4, (75), Eric Foss(R), Fort Worth, Texas, MAZDA6, 1:48.775, 81.382.
5, (45), Nick Wittmer, Montreal, Quebec, Acura TSX, 1:49.918, 80.536.
6, (44), Kuno Wittmer, Montreal, Quebec, Acura TSX, 1:52.267, 78.851.
7, (36), James Clay, Blacksburg, Va., BMW 328i, 1:54.709, 77.172.
8, (73), Charles Espenlaub, Lutz, Fla., MAZDA6, 1:54.840, 77.084.
9, (43), Toby Grahovec, Chicago, Ill., Acura TSX, 1:55.686, 76.521.
10, (34), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., BMW 328i, 2:00.134, 73.687.
11, (38), Seth Thomas, Cumming, Ga., BMW 328i, 2:00.341, 73.561.