Henderson Qualifies Third For Atlanta Speedwerks In MICHELIN Pilot Challenge At Daytona

Henderson Qualifies Third For Atlanta Speedwerks In MICHELIN Pilot Challenge At Daytona

25.01.2019: The No. 84 Honda Civic Type R Will Start On Row Two For Four-Hour Endurance Challenge Brian Henderson launched the No. 84 Atlanta Speedwerks/BHR Honda Civic Type R to third during a 15-minute qualifying on Thursday during t

The No. 84 Honda Civic Type R Will Start On Row Two For Four-Hour Endurance Challenge

 



 Brian Henderson launched the No. 84 Atlanta Speedwerks/BHR Honda Civic Type R to third during a 15-minute qualifying on Thursday during the opening round of the TCR class of the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway, setting the best time of the five Hondas in the 14-car field.


 
The 21-year-old Henderson will start on the inside of row two on Friday for the four-hour race, before passing his car off to co-driver Todd Lamb. More than just one fast lap, Henderson ran three consecutive laps within 0.4-second of his ultimate time of 1:59.626 (107.128 mph).
 


“I was a little bit nervous before we got out there, but once I got on track everything felt good,” Henderson said. “The car was right, and I knew we were going to be able to run a pretty quick lap. I was hoping to get on pole, but the fastest Honda – I’ll take that. It’s my first IMSA race, my first time at Daytona, and it’s a brand-new team. I’m really proud of everyone and what we accomplished in qualifying. I’m really excited for the race.”
 


The focus now shifts to the race distance for the team. The full 49-car field of GS and TCR class cars have one more 20-minute practice session on Friday morning before the green flag on Friday afternoon.


 
“It’s a little bit different, but I think we’re going to have a good car for the race,” Henderson said. “I think it’s going to be stable throughout the whole race, and that’s the most important thing is consistency. I’m ready to attack it tomorrow.”
 


Daytona is Henderson’s IMSA debut, and the first IMSA race for Lamb since 2009. The duo are conducting the season-long championship in the Honda Civic Type-R.


 
The green flag for the four-hour race flies at 12:15 p.m. Eastern, and will be shown live on IMSA.tv. The four-hour race will be condensed to a two-hour window and re-aired on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday, February 6, at 1 p.m. Eastern.
 



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