Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina – Saturday, May 26, 2012; Scott-Eklund Racing proved its pace against the established manufacturer-run Global Rallycross Championship teams during the season-opening official practice and seeding session on Friday, May 25, ahead of the first series round at Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina.
Taking the wheel of the Scott-Eklund Racing Saab 9-3 with ENEOS Motor Oil for the first time, X Games bronze medallist Samuel Hübinette quickly mastered both car and course to seed eighth, just three tenths of a second adrift of multiple X Games gold medallist and four-time Rally America Champion, Travis Pastrana.
Andy Scott also impressed during his three official practice runs, cementing his form from Tuesday’s inaugural shakedown test on the .77 mile custom-built GRC course in which the Scott Trawlers-backed entry ran as one of the fastest of the field. The team founder, however, was denied the chance to truly battle for a top seed place when an issue with the Saab 9-3’s turbo charger prevented him from posting any flying laps during the 10-minute qualifying run.
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