By Patrick Stephan

Time to get ready for today’s 90 lap Indy Lights race here at Phoenix International Raceway.  The cars/drivers have not been on the track since yesterday’s qualifying session where Kyle Kaiser took the pole position over Ed Jones, Santiago Urrutia, and RC Enerson.

Kaiser PHX Cooper Tires Pole Check 2016

Kyle Kaiser picking up the check for winning the pole at PIR (IMS Photo)

Zach Veach wasn’t able to make a qualifying attempt after his practice crash yesterday, which has now been attributed to debris cutting his left rear tire.

Video of Zach’s crash can be seen at Facebook:

And here is today’s starting order:

Rank Car Driver Team
1 18 Kaiser, Kyle Juncos Racing
2 11 Jones, Ed Carlin
3 55 Urrutia, Santiago (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian
4 7 Enerson, RC Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian
5 4 Serralles, Felix Carlin
6 17 Negrao, Andre (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian
7 13 Claman De Melo, Zachary (R) Juncos Racing
8 28 Kellett, Dalton (R) Andretti Autosport
9 27 Stoneman, Dean (R) Andretti Autosport
10 22 Alberico, Neil (R) Carlin
11 3 Hargrove, Scott (R) Team Pelfrey
12 51 Blackstock, Shelby Andretti Autosport
13 14 Rosenqvist, Felix (R) Belardi Auto Racing
14 2 Piedrahita, Juan Team Pelfrey
15 77 Choi, Heamin (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian
16 5 Veach, Zach Belardi Auto Racing

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