By Patrick Stephan
Practice session #2 wasn’t as clean as the first one. Oh, remember that chatter in the first practice session about Ed Jones driving a dirt sprint car – well, he tried out that skillset in Turn 4 here at PIR. Not exactly the right venue, but Jones had his car in a full out dirt track style slide for a long, long way. Don’t see that very often on a paved oval. Jones didn’t actually hit anything and frankly didn’t really even come that close. But, the yellow came out anyway and Jones brought the car back to the pits.
With Kyle Kaiser leading the session most of the way, we got our next yellow when Zach Veach had an issue in Turn 3 and 4. Never got a replay, but it appears that something happened as he entered the corner and he put the right front corner in to the wall before coming to a stop against the SAFER Barrier. Veach was not injured.
After the session went back to green, most drivers went out for a final run on fresh tires with Kaiser retaining the P1 spot. Some interesting names though filled out the rest of the Top 5 as Zach Claman De Melo improved from 5th this morning to 2nd in the afternoon session.
The rest of the Top 5 was made up of RC Enerson, Ed Jones, and Neil Alberico.
Rank Car Driver Name Speed
1 18 Kyle Kaiser 165.546
2 13 Zachary Claman De Melo (R) 164.691
3 7 RC Enerson 164.638
4 11 Ed Jones 164.631
5 22 Neil Alberico (R) 164.591
6 4 Felix Serralles 164.544
7 27 Dean Stoneman (R) 164.014
8 2 Juan Piedrahita 163.712
9 5 Zach Veach 163.601
10 55 Santiago Urrutia (R) 163.209
11 17 Andre Negrao (R) 163.202
12 77 Heamin Choi (R) 162.738
13 28 Dalton Kellett (R) 162.641
14 14 Felix Rosenqvist (R) 161.736
15 51 Shelby Blackstock 161.005
16 3 Scott Hargrove (R) 159.778