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GRONHOLM EARNS TOP SEED IN GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HOON KABOOM TEXAS QUALIFYING

by TMS Webmaster | Jun 08, 2012

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 8, 2012) – Global Rallycross Championship points leader Marcus Gronholm, of Finland, earned the top seeding Friday morning in the qualifying session for Hoon Kaboom Texas at Texas Motor Speedway.

Gronholm ran a fast lap of 26.116 seconds on the layout in his No. 3 Best Buy Mobile/OMSE 2012 Ford Fiesta to earn the top seed among the 18-car field for Saturday’s heats that begin at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Tanner Foust, Gronholm’s Ford Racing teammate, led an American contingent to four of the top six seeds as he was second quickest at 26.125 seconds in the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Etnies Ford/OMSE 2012 Ford Fiesta.

Liam Doran (No. 33 Monster Energy Citroen Racing 2012 Citoen C4), of the United Kingdom, was third at 26.408 seconds and followed by Americans Ken Block, Samuel Hubinette and Brian Deegan.

Block (No. 43 Monster World Rally Team 2012 Ford Fiesta) was fourth with a lap of 26.416 seconds, Hubinette (No. 77 Eneos Oil 2010 Saab 9.3) fifth at 26.715 seconds, and Deegan (No. 38 Rockstar Energy Metal Mulisha Ford/OMSE 2012 Ford Fiesta) sixth at 26.753 seconds.

Gronholm will open as the top seed in the 1A heat, Block in 2A, Doran in 3A and Foust in 4A.

The Hoon Kaboom Texas race will be part of a Saturday doubleheader as the GRC drivers will compete from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. CT and be followed by the Firestone 550 IZOD IndyCar Series race at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Hoon Kaboom Texas and the Firestone 550 are available by calling the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Rank Num Driver Time
1 3 Gronholm    :26.116  
2 34 Foust    :26.125  
3 33 Doran    :26.408  
4 43 Block    :26.416  
5 77 Hubinette    :26.715  
6 38 Deegan    :26.753  
7 57 Heikkinen    :26.896  
8 199 Pastrana    :26.976  
9 26 Scott    :27.071  
10 11 Isachsen    :27.167  
11 67 Millen    :27.248  
12 17 Binks    :27.361  
13 40 Mirra    :27.559  
14 99 Albequerque    :27.629  
15 81 Lasek    :27.800  
16 418 Keeney    :28.837  
17 59 Moro    :29.358  
18 12 Verdier    :29.832  

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