During qualifying, Parente set a time of 1m 18.883s in the No. 9 K-PAX Racing 650S GT3, to score pole position by exactly one tenth of a second. This lap broke his own lap record which was set during the same session last year. From the front of the grid, the Portuguese driver could control the pace during the 50-minute sprint race around the tight and twisty 3.1 km street course, creating healthy margins at each of the three restarts.
Bryan Sellers also put in an equally impressive performance, qualifying 3rd. From the second row of the grid, he maintained his position throughout the race to score his first podium with the K-PAX Racing team.