For the second straight session, the top three drivers were from the Andretti Autosport stable. After finishing the first session in third, Oliver Askew was able to leap his teammates with a lap of 1:54.3065. Julien Falchero, who led the first session of the day and veteran Ryan Norman were both just over two-tenths behind the 22-year-old Askew.
After a cloudy start to the day, the second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires session began under a bright blue Texas sky. By the end of the 75-minute session, the ambient temperature was a comfortable 62F, and the track temperature was 79F.
The ten drivers turned a total of 508 laps between the two sessions with Falchero’s 58 circuits equating to the highest number.
The Belardi Auto Racing crew was able to get the gearbox of rookie Lucas Kohl repaired about half-way through the session, and the Brazilian was able to complete 15 laps.
The entire session was run under green flag conditions.
Combined timesheet from the first day of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires at Circuit of The Americas
|RANK||CAR NO.||DRIVER||TEAM||QUICK LAP||DIFFERENCE||TOTAL LAPS|
|1||28||Oliver Askew||Andretti Autosport||1:54.306||–.—-||52|
|2||26||Julien Falchero||Andretti Autosport||1:54.530||0.2238||58|
|3||48||Ryan Norman||Andretti Autosport||1:54.538||0.2315||56|
|4||13||Zachary Claman||Andretti Autosport||1:55.342||1.0356||54|
|5||79||David Malukas||Juncos Racing||1:55.423||1.1168||52|
|6||27||Robert Megennis||Belardi Auto Racing||1:55.498||1.1915||53|
|9||67||Dalton Kellett||BN Racing||1:56.791||2.485||54|
|10||5||Lucas Kohl||Belardi Auto Racing||1:58.645||4.3386||20|
I’ll be back a little later with some of the driver’s thoughts and pictures.