British racer Will Martin has scored his first Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America pole with a stunning performance in qualifying at Watkins Glen International.

The former British Carrera Cup contender already has his first series victory to his credit this year at Long Beach for JDX Racing and is now set to start from the pole in both races this weekend.

The 20-year-old set a fastest time of 1 minute, 47.695 – holding off championship leader Riley Dickinson (Kellymoss) by 0.036 of a second.

The Pro class top five also featured Jason Hart, Michael McCann, and Tom Sargent.

“I’m really excited to get my first pole in Carrera Cup North America, and doing it here at Watkins Glen is great,” Martin said.

“This is such an iconic track, and the team has been working hard to really get the car set up, and we pulled set two really quick laps out of the bag. So I’m very pleased with that.

“This is a great track. It reminds me a bit more of a European track than some of the American ones that we’ve been to so far. So it feels slightly more homely for me, and we’ve been getting on here well.”

Efrin Castro continued his strong Pro-am pole – scoring the pole from Jeff Mosing and Alan Metni. Last year’s champion Metni is another racer pulling double duty this weekend – also competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Kellymoss with Riley alongside Porsche Motorsport North America Selected Driver, Kay van Berlo.

In the Am class, it was the MDK Motorsports squad leading the way. Scott Noble earned the pole ahead of team owner Mark Kvamme. James McCann was third fastest.

The Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America teams will greet the green flag here at Watkins Glen at 1:25 pm today.