For the second straight event, it was Kyle Kirkwood and the Soul Red No. 28 that led the first practice session of the weekend.
The next three drivers, Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports), championship leader and Juncos Racing rookie Rasmus Lindh and Sting Ray Robb (Juncos Racing) were within a scant three-tenths of Kirkwood.
Thompson had to jump straight from his PM-18 to his ride in the Porsche GT3 ride for the second of his five practice session on the day.
The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires series had their 25-minute practice session delayed by a few minutes after the extended USF2000 session.
Mirroring their smaller siblings, the red flag came out after only two minutes for the No. 51 of Jacob Abel, which had ground to a halt on the front straight. His Abel Construction/Bell Helmets No. 51 was damaged when he was hit by Moisés de la Vara’s UAG/I.E.P. /MOTUL/JUMEX/Oil Depot sponsored No. 51 as the Mexican driver from the DEForce Racing stable exited pit road. The green flag on the 25-minute session came back out with just under 14-minutes remaining. The rest of the session was run under green flag conditions.
Kirkwood, coming off a pair of wins at Road America, Kirkwood led the majority of the session.
With five minutes remaining, it was Thompson that moved to the top of the timing screens.
With three minutes left in the session, championship leader Lindh went quickest, but was surpassed by Kirkwood on the next lap.
Eleven of the 13 drivers turned a total of 134 laps in anger.
Indy Pro 2000 Practice #1 Results
|RANK||CAR NO||NAME||TEAM||QUICK LAP||DIFFERENCE||TOTAL LAPS|
|1||28||Kyle Kirkwood||RP Motorsport Racing||1:09.747||–.—-||13|
|2||8||Parker Thompson||Abel Motorsports||1:09.939||0.1913||13|
|3||10||Rasmus Lindh||Juncos Racing||1:09.970||0.2227||11|
|4||2||Sting Ray Robb||Juncos Racing||1:10.051||0.3034||13|
|5||90||Nikita Lastochkin||Exclusive Autosport||1:10.533||0.7858||12|
|6||68||Danial Frost||Exclusive Autosport||1:10.795||1.0481||9|
|7||11||Antonio Serravalle||Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development||1:10.836||1.0884||13|
|8||98||Phillippe Denes||FatBoy Racing||1:11.199||1.4520||12|
|9||6||Moises de la Vara||DEForce Racing||1:11.396||1.6485||13|
|10||5||Ian Rodriguez||RP Motorsport Racing||1:11.579||1.8322||12|
|11||7||Kory Enders||DEForce Racing||1:11.858||2.1110||13|
The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires series is back on track at 2:05 pm for their first qualifying session.