By Steve Wittich
Wow! For the second straight Road To Indy practice session. The top nine drivers on the timesheet for the lone Indy Lights practice session of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented By Cooper Tires weekend were within three-tenths of a second of the quickest driver, Andretti Autosport rookie Danial Frost.
The 19-year-old Frost turned a lap timed at 75.9347 seconds on his tenth of 24 laps turned during the 60-minute practice.
Trailing Frost by a scant five-hundredths of a second was Juncos Racing veteran Toby Sowery. Linus Lundqvist (Global Racing Group w/HMD Motorsports) and Andretti Autosport teammates Kyle Kirkwood and Robert Megennis rounded out the top five.
All 13 drivers were within one second of Frost.
The baker’s dozen drivers completed 291 laps. Rookie Christian Bogle was the busiest driver, completing 31 circuits of the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.
Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented By Cooper Tires Practice #1 Timesheet
|RANK||CAR NO.||DRIVER||TEAM||QUICK LAP||DIFFERENCE||TOTAL LAPS|
|1||68||Danial Frost||Andretti Autosport||1:15.9347||——||24|
|2||51||Toby Sowery||Juncos Racing||1:15.9926||0.0579||7|
|3||26||Linus Lundqvist||Global Racing Group w/HMD Motorsports||1:16.0642||0.1295||21|
|4||28||Kyle Kirkwood||Andretti Autosport||1:16.1572||0.2225||22|
|5||27||Robert Megennis||Andretti Autosport||1:16.1644||0.2297||24|
|6||79||David Malukas||HMD Motorsports||1:16.2048||0.2701||21|
|7||17||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport||1:16.2087||0.2740||23|
|8||2||Sting Ray Robb||Juncos Racing||1:16.2105||0.2758||22|
|10||11||Antonio Serravalle||Pserra Racing||1:16.3017||0.3670||24|
|11||24||Benjamin Pedersen||Global Racing Group wHMD Motorsports||1:16.5055||0.5708||24|
|12||59||Nikita Lastochkin||HMD Motorsports||1:16.7289||0.7942||24|
The Indy Lights teams and drivers had a pair of 50-minute practice sessions earlier today. Barber Motorsports Park Race #1 winner Lundqvist led both sessions, with Sowery, Peroni, DeFrancesco, and Kirkwood the remainder of the top five on the combined timesheet.
The top rung of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires qualifies on Friday at 8:35 am.