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2012 Le Mans: Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Claims Fifth Pole Of The Season
Posted by: newsla on Aug 18, 2012 - 06:25 AM
American Le Mans Series News
2012 Le Mans: Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Claims Fifth Pole Of The Season

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing picked up their fifth American Le Mans Series pole position of the season on Friday during qualifying for tomorrow's Road America Road Race Showcase.


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Klaus Graf, who was on qualifying duty for Round 7 of the 2012 season, posted a fastest lap of one minute 50.191 seconds on his second timed lap around the 4.048-mile 14-turn road course.

The Muscle Milk Pickett Racing team didn't face much competition in the 15-minute session as the #16 Dyson car was sidelined with mechanical woes and didn't partake in qualifying.

Graf's best time was 3.2 seconds faster than the second place #20 Dyson car.

The pole position was also the third consecutive one for the Greg Pickett-led team. The Muscle Milk squad will be back in action Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET for the warm up session.

The Road America Road Race Showcase goes green on Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. The race will be broadcast on tape delay on ESPN2 on Sunday, August 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Muscle Milk Quotes

Klaus Graf, #6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a
"We always want to compete at the best level and at our own standards so we don't really look at the competition. If you win five races in a row it's easy to lose focus a bit, but our team won't allow us to do that. The team has grown a lot in the last couple years and it is getting better and better and we're always very competitive.

"Lucas and I are also very competitive against each. We have a lot of respect for each other and there is no ego involved, it's a very healthy relationship but we all want to go out and do the best job we can.

"The #16 car wasn't out today, so that was unfortunate, but we still went out and tried to do the perfect lap. The lap was very good and we could've done more laps if we had to, but there was no point in doing that. We were pleased with the performance of the car."

Race Facts:

Road America Road Race Showcase
Road America, 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course, Elkhart Lake, WI
August 16 - 18, 2012

American Le Mans Series: Round #7 of 10
Race Duration: 4 hours
ALMS TV Broadcast:
Race: ESPN2 and Rogers Sportsnet
Tape delayed, Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
ALMS live online coverage:
United States: ESPN3.com
International: www.americanlemans.com
Race - Saturday, August 18, 2012: 3:15 pm - 7:45 pm ET
Live International Broadcast:
MotorsTV - Live on Saturday, August 18
Fox Sports Middle East - Live on Saturday, August 18
Fox Latin American Networks - Live on Saturday, August 18

Schedule (All times local):

Saturday, August 18, 2012:
Warm up: 9:30 am - 10:00 am (All Classes)
Autograph Session: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
ALMS Race: 2:30 pm (4 hours)

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