BMW and Honda Score Poles with Ruud, Powell, Fartuch in Watkins Glen Qualifying

18 September 2021 TCAM
  • Ruud Continues Season Success with Round 9 Pole
  • TC Championship Leaders To Start on Front Row
  • Fartuch Nabs TCA Pole

Watkins Glen, NY -  TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing School qualified for Round 9 of the season. The #81 BMW M2 CS Cup of Jacob Ruud, driving for Classic BMW, continues his success with a TCX class pole, setting a fastest lap of 2:01.594, seven tenths quicker than his closest competitor in the #30 BMW, Steve Streimer driving for Hard Motorsport. 

The TC category saw championship leaders in the Honda Civic Type-R battle for the class pole - with the #92 of Eric Powell with Skip Barber Racing School edging out the #9 of Kevin Boehm, driving for DXDT Racing by three tenths of a second with a 2:04.408. The pair will continue their championship battle in Round 9 at Watkins Glen from the front row of the TC class.

The #16 Honda Civic Si of Carter Fartuch kept his pace from practice in his Skip Barber Racing School car, setting a lap of 2:09.796 and snagging pole in the TCA class. The #99 Honda Civic Si of Jose Blanco driving for VGMC Racing was second quickest, and will line up alongside Fartuch for the first race. The #22 Toyota 86 of Jesse Love will start on the second row of the TCA class alongside the #780 Honda Civic Si of Sally McNulty who continues to show speed at Watkins Glen International.

TC America is on track next for Race 1, which will air live on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel at 4:25 ET.