By Patrick Stephan
The first Indy Lights session of the weekend ran caution free here on the 1-mile oval in Avondale, AZ.
However the session was not completely without incident. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian rookie Andre Negrao did tell IndyCar Radio that he made light contact with the wall, doing some damage to the right side suspension on the right side of the No. 77 Mazda/Dallara.
The session was led by Felix Serralles with a lap of 166.769mph, that’s a time of 22.0617 seconds. He was followed by Ed Jones and Dean Stoneman. Rounding out the Top-5 were Kyle Kaiser and Zach Claman de Melo.
As we noted in the preview, Ed Jones ran a non-winged sprint car earlier this week over at Perris Auto Speedway near LA. He told IMS Radio that he actually learned a lot from running that car. One part that stood out from his remarks was that he said things are so close right now that every little thing you can learn – even in a different car – can be an advantage.
The full time table for the session is below.[table “53” not found /]