By Patrick Stephan
Qualifying for Indy Pro 2000 race #1 presented by Cooper Tires got underway at 1:45pm CT with the air temp at 83, the track at 108 and the humidity around 47%.
When the dust settled, Manuel Sulaiman, the 20 year old from Mexico City, Mexico took the pole for Junco Racing with a best lap of 2:04.5236. Second quick was Artem Petrov followed by Jacob Abel.
Sulaiman comes in to the weekend 6th in points.
Point leader Christian Rasmussen timed in just 6th, with his closest challenger Braden Eves all the way down in 9th. Third in points, Reece Gold was fourth quick and looks well positioned to chip away at that 35 point deficit in tomorrow’s first race at 12:10pm tomorrow.
Interesting in this session it seemed like almost everyone timed their best lap to come on their penultimate circuit. Just Reece Gold and Jack William Miller used their final circuit to get their quickest laps. That had us waiting on those final laps to see the leaderboard shuffle, but it just didn’t happen.
This is Sulaiman’s fourth career Indy Pro 2000 pole position.
Ok, here are the results!
|Pos||Car #||Driver||Best Time||Diff||Total Laps||Best Lap|