Making her IMSA race debut in the No. 77 L.A. Honda World Honda Civic Type R TCR, Hagler powered through the 15-minute qualifying session, laying down her fastest lap of 2:01.894-seconds on the 3.56-mile “roval” course as she posted her personal best time with the qualifying effort. The 24-year-old driver up-and-coming driver continues to improve – knocking off a half of a second off her fastest lap time during the Roar Before the 24 earlier this month.
Keeping focused was integral for Hagler as she cleared traffic during the session.
“Qualifying went great even with being my first time qualifying in this series,” said Hagler. “I got stuck in some mixed traffic, but I kept my focus and put down my fastest lap at Daytona ever. Ryan (Eversley) and I will have some work to do during the race, but four hours is a long time.”
The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona will go green Friday, January 23rd at 1:10PM ET with flag-to-flag coverage available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.