DANVILLE, Va. - Jack Roush Jr. scored his first career pole position in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on Friday at Virginia International Raceway by the slimmest of margins, and he will lead a pack of 31 Grand Sport (GS) class cars to the green flag for Saturday's Bosch Engineering VIR 200.
The two-and-a-half hour race, also featuring the Street Tuner (ST) class, will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Roush turned in a time of 2:03.351 (95.435 mph) in the No. 61 ROUSH Performance Products Ford Mustang GT. He'll share the front row with Joe Foster in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports/Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R. Foster's time was one thousandth of a second behind - 2:03.352 (95.434 mph) - in a bid for his third consecutive pole position. It did, however, mark Foster and co-driver Scott Maxwell's fourth straight front row start.
Roush and co-driver Billy Johnson have a victory and second-place finish in their last two races after failing to score points in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. They are sixth in points.
"It was intense," Roush said. "I had only one lap with traffic, so I was lucky to get in a few clean laps. The car felt a little different from practice running with sticker tires in qualifying, so I took time to feel it out and get a good time."