Memo Rojas won his third straight Daytona Prototype pole at Virginia International Raceway, taking the top spot in qualifying for Saturday's Rolex Sports Car Series Bosch Engineering 250 in Alton, Va. Aboard the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley he shares with Scott Pruett, Rojas set a fast lap of 1:41.796 (115.643mph) around the 3.27-mile road course.
"We were trying to be greedy, I guess," said Rojas, the fourth driver to win a pole position this season. "Scott and I push each other as hard as we can so we each can go faster, and that was the case for me today."
Mark Wilkins and Burt Frisselle will start second in AIM Autosport's Ford Riley, with a lap of 1:42.121 (115.275mph). Rounding out the top five were Brian Frisselle and Michael Valiante of Michael Shank Racing (1:42.567/114.774mph), Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing (1:42.652/114.679mph) and Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli of SunTrust Racing (1:42:773/114.544mph).
In the GT class, 18-year-old Jordan Taylor claimed his first pole position in the Racers Edge Motorsports RX-8 he shares with Todd Lamb, with a lap of 1:50.319 (106.708mph). Jonathan Bomarito and co-driver Sylvain Tremblay were second fastest in the SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 at 1:50.665 (106.375mph).
Rojas and Scott Pruett won the last two Rolex Series Daytona Protortype events at Homestead and Birmingham, after finishing second at the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, and lead the series championship by a hefty margin.