Harward and Putt Set to Pace the GT America Field For Race 1 at Road America

20 August 2022 GT America
  • Jason Harward, Zelus Lamborghini claim the fastest time of the lot in SRO3
  • GT4 sees Bryan Putt, BSport Aston Martin at the very front
  • Provisional Qualifying Results

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Qualifying for the GT America powered by AWS Road America race weekend began under a cool and overcast Midwestern sky, with rain on its way, but not before the series could turn a few crucial laps and be all set for Race 1 this afternoon. After leading both practice sessions, Sonoma-sweeper Jason Harward will lead the pack across the start behind the wheel of the #88 Zelus Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3 due to laying down a 2:09.143 lap. For reference, the 2021 pole time was 2:08.758.

The session experienced a brief red flag as two cars made contact in Turn 3, which shortened the session and made the rest of the field scramble for top lap times.


Despite the mid-session pause, the field made the most of it and laid down some impressive laps.

Joining Harward on the front row will be Jason Daskalos (#27 Daskalos Motorsports Audi R8 LMS), who’s shown great pace all season, including two early season wins. This might be his chance to return to the top as he seeks to close the points gap to George Kurtz.

Behind them will be George Kurtz (#04 CrowdStrike Racing with Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3), who’s currently at the top of championship points after five wins so far this season, and Scott Smithson (#08 DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3).

Row three features Andy Pilgrim (#56 SKI Autosports Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) who was on the podium at VIR, alongside Mirco Shultis (#70 Mishumotors Callaway Corvette CR GT3-R), who's currently sitting in fifth for season points.


The GT4 class remains among the most competitive anywhere with eight different winners in the first ten races.  

Bryan Putt (#15 BSport Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) claimed the quickest time of his class with a 2:19.464.  Putt is looking for a strong finish to the season after some challenges earlier this year.

Joining Putt at the front of GT4 will be Adam Adelson (#120 Premier Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport), who showed excellent race craft last round at Nashville and could earn a hefty amount of points here in Wisconsin.  Adelson is currently fifth in points.

Behind them will be Robb Holland (#99 Rotek Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport), who earned back-to-back wins at Nashville and is currently third in points. Alongside Holland will be Gray Newell in his #25 Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage AMG GT4.

Behind Holland and Newell sit Seth Lucas (#016 Hattori Motorsports Toyota GR Supra GT4) who claimed back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen, and Ross Chouest (#50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) who currently sits second in season points.

Race 1 begins this evening at 12:15 PM CST, Race 2 will take place on Sunday at 9 AM CST.

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