Ambrose Rolls To Montreal Pole
Marcos Ambrose survived the rain and claimed the pole for Sunday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 present by Dodge Nationwide Series race by posting a quailfying speed of 80.934 mph Saturday in Montreal.
Carl Edwards was second fastest at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with a speed of 80.146 mph.
The session was held in rainy weather and weather not to Ambrose’s liking but weather he is used to.
“I grew up in the rain,” he said. “I’ve lived half my life from one of the wettest places in the world. In Tasmania (Australia), we get about 200 days of rain, probably scattered throughout. I’m used to running in the rain. I’ve raced go karts in the snow and all those things. I’m just used to it, racing Europe in Formula cars in the rain. I’ve raced in some really bad conditions and I guess its experience in these conditions that helps you not make mistakes and get the most out of your car without making errors.
“That’s what I did today. I didn’t necessarily have the fastest lap I could have put together. That’s not what it was about, we didn’t have a back-up to rely on so I had to be very careful out there and just put in a solid lap and hope the conditions would go my way, which they did.”
Qualifying third was Canadian Ron Fellows while Boris Said was fourth.
Brad Coleman was fifth while Jacques Villenueve, for whose father the Canadian road course is named, was sixth.
Series points leader Kyle Busch qualified 12th.No Comment