By Steve Wittich
Danial Frost in the Dan-Jet sponsored No. 68 from the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing stable led the second straight Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires practice session.
With four drivers with a tenth-of-a-second and six within two-tenths, expect qualifying to be very entertaining.
After a request from the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires teams, series owner and promoter INDYCAR changed the weekend schedules. At the first event in St. Petersburg, Fla., the schedule was practice, qualifying, practice, and race.
The teams told TSO Ladder that giving drivers more time to prepare was essential, so the series has changed the weekend schedule to practice, practice, qualifying, and race.
The entire 30-minute session ran under the green flag, with Lundqvist spending the most time at the top of the timing screens.
Frost, a 20-year-old from Singapore, jumped to the top of the timing screens with less than a minute remaining in the final practice before qualifying.
Also improving late in the session were Pederson and Robb, who went to the second and fourth spots.
Indy Lights Grand Prix Of Alabama Race #2 Results
|RANK||CAR. NO.||DRIVER||TEAM||FAST LAP||DIFFERENCE||TOTAL LAPS|
|1||68||Danial Frost||HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing||1:12.3734||1:12.3734||17|
|2||24||Benjamin Pedersen||Global Racing Group with HMD||1:12.4001||0.0267||17|
|3||26||Linus Lundqvist||HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing||1:12.4117||0.0383||18|
|4||2||Sting Ray Robb||Andretti Autosport||1:12.4659||0.0925||19|
|5||28||Christian Rasmussen||Andretti Autosport||1:12.5533||0.1799||18|
|6||27||Hunter McElrea||Andretti Autosport||1:12.6447||0.2713||18|
|7||51||Jacob Abel||Abel Motorsports||1:12.9909||0.6175||19|
|8||83||Matthew Brabham||Andretti Autosport||1:13.0388||0.6654||18|
|9||21||Kyffin Simpson||TJ Speed Motorsports||1:13.0987||0.7253||15|
|10||59||Manuel Sulaiman||HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing||1:13.1442||0.7708||14|
|11||7||Christian Bogle||HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing||1:13.2841||0.9107||15|
|12||99||Ernie Francis Jr||Force Indy||1:13.5616||1.1882||14|
|13||12||James Roe||TJ Speed Motorsports||1:13.7128||1.3394||15|
|14||11||Antonio Serravalle||Abel Motorsports||1:13.8461||1.4727||20|
Qualifying for the 35-lap race will get the green flag at 2:35 pm.