Wow! The top seven drivers in the lone Indy Pro 2000 practice session in preparation for the Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires triple-header were separated by only fifteen-hundredths-of-a-second, in numbers, that is 0.1525 seconds.
Exclusive Autosport veteran Artem Petrov, who started on pole on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in the same series last year, set the quickest lap, timed at 81.0964 seconds. The last race winner in the series, Christian Rasmussen (Jay Howard Driver Development), was the seventh-fastest driver, with a lap timed at 81.2489 seconds.
In between Petrov and Rasmussen were points leader Braden Eves (Exclusive Autosport), Jack William Miller (Miller Vinatieri Motorsports), Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing), Reece Gold (Juncos Racing), and Manuel Sulaiman (Juncos Racing).
All 13 drivers were within one second of Petrov in the session that saw the drivers utilize carry-over sets of Cooper Tires.
Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires Practice #1 results.
|RANK||CAR NO.||DRIVER||TEAM||QUICK LAP||DIFFERENCE||TOTAL LAPS|
|1||42||Artem Petrov||Exclusive Autosport||1:21.0964||——||9|
|2||91||Braden Eves||Exclusive Autosport||1:21.1054||0.0090||16|
|3||40||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||1:21.1645||0.0681||16|
|4||18||Hunter McElrea||Pabst Racing||1:21.1717||0.0753||15|
|5||55||Reece Gold||Juncos Racing||1:21.1770||0.0806||13|
|6||22||Manuel Sulaiman||Juncos Racing||1:21.1986||0.1022||12|
|7||1||Christian Rasmussen||Jay Howard Driver Development||1:21.2489||0.1525||12|
|8||27||Colin Kaminsky||Pabst Racing||1:21.5450||0.4486||17|
|9||21||Kyffin Simpson||Juncos Racing||1:21.5752||0.4788||17|
|10||77||Enaam Ahmed||RP Motorsport USA||1:21.8189||0.7225||8|
|11||3||James Roe||Turn 3 Motorsport||1:21.8225||0.7261||18|
|12||5||Wyatt Brichacek||Jay Howard Driver Development||1:21.8448||0.7484||19|
|13||51||Jacob Abel||Abel Motorsports||1:22.0344||0.9380||17|
The series had 100-minutes of practice before the lone practice session. Petrov led the first session, and Rasmussen led the second session.
Rasmussen led the combined timesheet, with Sulaiman, Petrov, Gold, and Kaminsky rounding out the top five.
The middle-rung of the ladder is back on track bright and early on Friday morning for qualifying at 8 am.