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  Archive of Audi S4 Race Reports/News/Photos 2002  
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  2002 Speed GT World Challenge GT Series  
     
  '02 SPEED GT ROAD AMERICA - PRE-RACE  
     
 

Elkhart Lake, Wis - The Champion Audi S4 SPEED GT team arrived at Road America on Wednesday, July 3rd, and commenced setup for Saturday's 14-lap (or 50 minute) race around this daunting 4-mile road course. Thursday featured three short, untimed testing sessions for the World Challenge GT's, under clear skies but extremely hot conditions.

Two timed practice sessions were held on Friday, and both qualifying and the GT race will take place on Saturday. All three Champion Audi S4's set times in the top seven overall in the GT class. Below are the combined best times from both practice sessions on Friday:

 
     
 

1 - Justin Marks, Woodside, Calif., Porsche 911 Cup, 2:23.706, 101.407mph

2 - Johannes van Overbeek, Danville, Calif., Porsche 911 Cup, 2:24.219, 101.046

3 - Michael Galati, N. Olmstead, Ohio, Audi S4 Comp., 2:24.571, 100.800

4 - Peter Cunningham, W. Bend, Wis., Acura NSX SC, 2:26.610, 99.398

5 - Derek Bell, Pagham, England, Audi S4 Comp., 2:26.777, 99.285

6 - Jeff McMillin, Erie, Pa., BMW M3, 2:26.869, 99.223

7 - Joel Nelson(R), Reno, Nev., Audi S4 Comp., 2:26.976, 99.150

 
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Joel Nelson suits up Brief stop for Galati during testing Road America Test Day
The crew watches Joel Nelson storm down the front straight Michael Galati
Derek Bell Galati at Turn One
Derek Bell at Canada Corner Nelson leads Marks during practice van Overbeek and Galati would do battle all weekend at Road America
 
     
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