Karl Wittmer Leads TC CTMP Practice Friday Morning; O’Gorman, Pipal Top TCA, TCB Action at Canadian Track

PRINT PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFF May 19, 2017Series News, TC Class, TCA Class, TCB Class

Qualifying Set for 1:25 p.m. EDT Friday at 2.459-mile, 10-turn legendary circuit

BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Canada – Karl Wittmer of Montreal, Que., led the Touring Car practice speeds Friday morning at the historic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in his No. 99 Honda Ste-Rose Racing Honda Accord with a speed of 97.09 miles per hour (1 minute, 31.172 seconds).

Following Wittmer in the TC division was veteran Tony Rivera of Vista, Calif., in the No. 34 Brass Monkey Racing Nissan 370Z at 1:31.367 (96.88 mph), Anthony Magagnoli of Dexter, Mich., in the No. Rooster Hall Racing BMW M235iR at 1:32.067 (96.15 mph), Nick Wittmer of Montreal, in the No. 91 ST Racing BMW M235iR at 1:32.498 (95.70 mph) and defending TC champion Toby Grahovec of Celina, Tex., in the No. 1 Classic BMW BMW M235iR at 1:32.745 (95.44 mph).

Tom O’Gorman of Mason, Ohio, the 2016 TCB champion, paced the TCA division in the No. 94 Shea Racing Honda Civic Si at 1:36.556 (91.68 mph) while VIR pole winner Jake Pipal of Oakdale, Calif., was the quickest driver in the TCB category at 1:45.121 (84.21 mph) in his No. 6 Carbotech Brakes/Pipal Racing Honda Fit.

Qualifying for Touring Car at CTMP Friday is set for 1:25 p.m. EDT. The opening TC race of the weekend will be Saturday at 9:40 a.m. and will be live streamed on www.motortrendondemand.com and www.world-challenge.com.