On Thursday in qualification for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, it did not take long for Oliver Jarvis to break a 26-year-old record in his Mazda Daytona Prototype International. In the early stage of qualification for that class, Jarvis set a time of 1 minute, 33.685 seconds to break the mark set PJ Jones in 1993 by two-tenths of a second. Jones set his record in a GTP class Toyota.
Jarvis beat Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor by .19 seconds and Juan Pablo Montoya, who rounded out the top three.
Team Joest teammate Jonathan Bomarito qualified fourth.
In the GT LeMans class, Nick Tandy won the pole with a lap of 1 minute, 42.257 seconds in his Porsche over Jan Magnussen (1:42.583) in a Corvette and Ryan Briscoe in a Ford. In fourth place, Davide Rigon made room for a fourth manufacturer in the top four spots with his Ferrari.
On Saturday afternoon, GT Daytona will be led to the green by Marcos Gomes (1:45.257), Ben Keating (1:45.324) and Trent Hindman (1:45.396).
“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”
With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.
Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.
Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.
Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.
“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.
Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold
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