There’s a lot to do at any Barrett-Jackson auction, plenty of entertainment above and beyond watching cars cross the block.
When it debuted nearly 50 years ago, the Ford Mustang was responsible for coining a new phrase, “pony cars,” which described a class of youth-oriented cars that were both sporty and affordable.
But when it came to fast Mustangs, the animal of choice was not a horse, but a snake.
And in Saturday’s third and final day of the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector-Car Event, which will be televised live from 3 – 11 p.m. on the National Geographic channel, two prized snakes will be among the stars of the show.
Dane Cameron will go down in the history books as the final pole-sitter in GRAND-AM history, after taking his Team Sahlen Riley-BMW to the top spot for today’s Rolex Sports Car Series finale at Lime Rock Park (1:30 p.m. Live!, FOX Sports 2).
Cameron reeled off a best lap of 48.795 seconds to score his second pole position of the season. He edged out the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Christian Fittipaldi by 0.409 seconds in an action-packed DP qualifying session that saw two stoppages for incidents.
Championship leader Marc Marquez edged out title rival Jorge Lorenzo to claim pole position for Sunday’s Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón.
The young Spaniard used a late flyer (1’47.804) to claim his third successive pole, crushing Casey Stoner’s previous lap record set in 2011 (1’49.046).
Lorenzo tried to take the fight back to Marquez in the closing moments of Q2 but with his Yamaha M1 lacking high-end speed down the long straight in the final sector, he was unable to do so and will start second.