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Milner did a 1 minute, 40.263 second lap around the 18-lap circuit to clinch pole position, torque less than 1.2 seconds ahead of Cooper MacNeil in the WeatherTech Racing Porsche.
In the amateur qualifying section of GT Daytona, which sets the grid for the class, Robbie Foley put the Turner Motorports BMW M6 nearly three-tenths of a second ahead of Madison Snow in Paul Miller Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan turning 1min43,809sec before enter the pits.
Snow cut this down to 0.236 seconds, but couldn’t get close. That put him precisely one tenth ahead of Trent Hindman in the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Roman de Angelis was fourth fastest in the fastest of the two Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantages, ahead of Richard Heistand in the Carbahn Peregrine Audi R8 and the fastest of the two Vasser Sullivan Racing Lexus RC Fs, driven by Aaron Telitz.
Zacharie Robichon suffered an alarming slump in the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche so he did well to rally to seventh, ahead of Frankie Montecalvo’s second Lexus. However, the Pfaff 911 would be sent to the rear of the grid because the team touched the car during qualifying.
Then it was time for the professionals to decide the distribution of qualifying points, and Ross Gunn and Alex Ribeiras captured an Aston Martin Heart of Racing 1-2, ending the session 0.141 seconds apart.
Two tenths behind was Jack Hawksworth’s # 14 Lexus, 0.15 seconds ahead of Bryan Sellers in the PMR Lamborghini, followed by Bill Auberlen in the Turner BMW.