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Ernie Francis Jr. earned his third pole in four races this season in the Trans Am Series and will lead the 38-car TA field to green at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when the Trans-Am race streams LIVE on on Saturday.

With a lap of 1:25.964, Francis got off to a great start as he challenges for his fourth consecutive win of the season. This pole marks the 31st time Francis will lead one of Trans Am's classes to the green.


Mirroring their positions in the final practice session, Vincent Allegretta and Amy Ruman round out the top three.

Start No. Driver Time
1 98 Ernie Francis, Jr. 1:25.964
2 41 Vincent Allegretta 1:26.482
3 23 Amy Ruman 1:27.284
4 57 David Pintaric 1:27.983
5 6 Cameron Lawrence 1:27.990
6 8 Tomy Drissi 1:28.165
7 36 Cliff Eben 1:25.357
8 7 Claudio Burtin 1:28.888
9 59 Simon Gregg 1:29.840
10 77 Tim Rubright 1:31.228
11 30 Richard Grant 1:31.259
12 19 Kerry Hitt 1:31.378
13 9 Jeff Hinkle 1:31.378
14 66 Danny Lamers no time

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