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Team Pelfrey’s triple threat trio of Pato O’Ward, Aaron Telitz, and Weiron Tan ran 1-2-3 at the final Pro Mazda practice before qualifying. The three drivers who also dominated spring training in March and testing/practice yesterday were only separated by 0.2 seconds. Qualifying

The second official practice for the pair of Mazda North American Operations Presents the Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama Cooper Tires began at 8:45am under partly sunny skies with an ambient temperature of 69F. The track temperature when the 30 minute session began was 76F.

The Team Pelfrey trio of O’Ward, Telitz and Tan were the top three at the half-way point of practice, and were followed by the Juncos Racing trio of Garett Grist, Will Owen, and Jake Parsons.

The Gap Guard sponsored No. 80 of Pato O'Ward (Team Pelfrey) (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

The Gap Guard sponsored No. 80 of Pato O’Ward (Team Pelfrey) (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

The session was green for the entire 30 minutes.

The majority of the drivers set their quickest lap early in the session with the fifth lap being the most popular circuit for a flyer. That is something to keep in mind for qualifying.

The track record of 1:20.249 was set by current Verizon IndyCar Series driver Spencer Pigot during qualifying for the 2014 edition of Cooper Tires Winterfest in February 2014. With a green track and warmer temperatures, the track record will likely be safe for another year.

Practice #2 timesheet:

Rank Name FTime

1 Pato O’Ward 1:21.055

2 Aaron Telitz 1:21.065

3 Weiron Tan 1:21.308

4 Garett Grist 1:21.603

5 Will Owen 1:21.641

6 Nico Jamin 1:21.796

7 Jake Parsons 1:21.984

8 Jake Eidson 1:22.068

9 Nicolas Dapero 1:22.605

10 Jorge Cevallos 1:22.644


Next up for Pro Mazda is qualifying at 2:25pm.

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