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Road To Indy in Toronto – Friday – Kirkwood leads first Indy Pro 2000 season

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.

Road To Indy testing at Mid-Ohio – Frost tops Indy Pro 2000 – Crawford tops USF2000 – championship contenders are all close

By Steve Wittich

A pair of drivers, Danial Frost, and Jak Crawford put behind forgettable weekends in Wisconsin behind them to top the timesheets during a two-day USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Both series will be back at the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course in a month for each series ninth and tenth round.

Whether it occurs in May, June or July, an official test for the bottom two rungs of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires test has been part of the schedule (except in 2017) since 2012.

The schedule included three 45-minutes sessions each day, equaling six total sessions of 4.5 hours of total track time.

Teams were allotted five fresh sets of Cooper Tire slicks as well as having the option to use a carryover set from last weekend at Road America.

Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires testing

Exclusive Autosport rookie Frost, a winner on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway oval to end the “Month of May, failed to finish either race at Road America last weekend. ‘Winning’ a test only days after is an excellent way to start the second half of the season.

Danial Frost and the his No. 68 Exclusive Autosport PM-18 led two days of Indy Pro 2000 testing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

Frost’s quickest lap of 76.2167 seconds in Thursday’s fifth session, is below the race track record, set last year by Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay).

The 17-year-old was one of four drivers, who are all in championship contention, to lead one of the six sessions. Current points leader, Juncos Racing rookie Rasmus Lindh, another 17-year-old, led a pair of sessions and ended up with the second quickest time on the combined timesheet.

Parker Thompson, a winner at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in USF2000, led the opening and closing sessions in his No. 8 Abel Motorsports PM-18 and ended the two-day test with the fourth quickest lap on the combined timesheet.

Double Road America winner and reigning USF2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood ended up third on the combined timesheet after leading the fourth test session on Thursday morning.

The lone newcomer was Antoine Comeau, a veteran of Radical racing who was testing with the Peter Dempsey owned Turn 3 Motorsport.

The top nine drivers were all within one second of Frost.

A dozen drivers completed 1,441 laps (3,253.8 miles). Frost’s Exclusive Autosport teammate Nikita Lastochkin, who totaled 139 circuits, was the busiest driver.

Indy Pro 2000 session leaders

  • Wednesday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #1 – Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports) – 76.7062 seconds
  • Wednesday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #2 – Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing) – 76.7276 seconds
  • Wednesday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #3 – Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing) – 76.4068 seconds
  • Thursday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #4 – Kyle Kirkwood (RP Motorsport) – 76.3949 seconds
  • Thursday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #5 – Danial Frost (Exclusive Autosport) – 76.2167 seconds
  • Thursday – Indy Pro 2000 Test Session #6 – Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports) – 76.8355 seconds

Indy Pro 2000 combined timesheet

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TEAM SESSION # BEST TIME (seconds) DIFFERENCE TOTAL LAPS
1 68 Danial Frost Exclusive Autosport 5 76.2167 136
2 10 Rasmus Lindh Juncos Racing 5 76.3178 -0.1011 124
3 28 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport 4 76.3949 -0.1782 131
4 8 Parker Thompson Abel Motorsports 4 76.5555 -0.3388 130
5 5 Ian Rodriguez RP Motorsport 2 76.8217 -0.6050 113
6 51 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 2 76.8886 -0.6719 124
7 2 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 2 77.0487 -0.8320 116
8 90 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport 6 77.0760 -0.8593 139
9 98 Phillippe Denes Fatboy Racing! 4 77.1436 -0.9269 108
10 6 Moisés de la Vara DEForce Racing 5 77.4538 -1.2371 117
11 3 Antoine Comeau Turn 3 Motorsport 5 77.6405 -1.4238 119
12 11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing 2 77.7702 -1.5535 84

Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship testing

A late Thursday afternoon thunderstorm ended the two-day test before the bottom rung of the Road To Indy could get on track for their sixth and final session.

DEForce Racing rookie Jak Crawford set the quickest lap of the day during Thursday morning’s fourth session, a lap that was timed at 81.3106 seconds.

14 year-old DEForce Racing rookie was the quickest of 18 drivers during two days of USF2000 testing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

Championship contender Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) led the second and fifth sessions, while his veteran teammate Colin Kaminsky led the first session on Wednesday morning. Cape Motorsports veteran Darren Keane, who has had the quickest race lap in three of the seven USF2000 races so far this season was the fastest driver in Wednesday afternoon’s third session.

Keane’s teammate and championship leader Braden Eves didn’t lead a session, but the 20-year-old had the second quickest lap on the combined timesheet.

The top four drivers on the combined timesheet, Crawford, Eves, McElrea, and newcomer Kiko Porto, were all within one-tenth of a second.

Porto, a double-winner through the first six races of the F4 United States Championship Powered By Honda, was testing with DEForce Racing and ended up with the fourth quickest time.

The top eight drivers were all within a half-second of the 14-year-old Crawford, with the top 14 within one-second.

The 18 drivers completed a total of 1,767 circuits of the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course. Jay Howard Driver Development rookie Christian Bogle was the busiest driver, completing 129 laps.

USF2000 session leaders

  • Wednesday – USF2000 Test Session #1 – Colin Kaminsky (Pabst Racing) – 81.9564 seconds
  • Wednesday – USF2000 Test Session #2 – Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) – 81.5681 seconds
  • Wednesday – USF2000 Test Session #3 – Darren Keane (Cape Motorsports) – 81.5927 seconds
  • Thursday – USF2000 Test Session #4 – Jak Crawford (DEForce Racing) – 81.3106 seconds
  • Thursday – USF2000 Test Session #5 – Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) – 81.3468 seconds

USF2000 combined timesheet

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TEAM SESSION # BEST TIME (seconds) DIFFERENCE TOTAL LAPS
1 52 Jak Crawford DEForce Racing 4 81.3106 109
2 8 Braden Eves Cape Motorsports 4 81.3392 -0.0286 109
3 22 Hunter McElrea Pabst Racing 5 81.3468 -0.0362 94
4 11 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing 4 81.4018 -0.0912 92
5 23 Colin Kaminsky Pabst Racing 4 81.4806 -0.1700 113
6 2 Darren Keane Cape Motorsports 3 81.5927 -0.2821 108
7 6 Christian Rasmussen Jay Howard Driver Development 4 81.6742 -0.3636 118
8 21 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing 5 81.7947 -0.4841 101
9 12 Manuel Sulaiman DEForce Racing 4 81.8750 -0.5644 101
10 41 Eduardo Barrichello Miller Vinatieri Motorsports 4 81.9580 -0.6474 99
11 73 Cameron Shields Newman Wachs Racing 3 82.0283 -0.7177 65
12 24 Bruna Tomaselli Pabst Racing 4 82.0738 -0.7632 102
13 3 Reece Gold Cape Motorsports 4 82.1575 -0.8469 117
14 27 Matthew Round-Garrido BN Racing 5 82.4101 -1.0995 95
15 40 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri Motorsports 4 82.7278 -1.4172 73
16 36 Nolan Siegel Newman Wachs Racing 5 82.8081 -1.4975 117
17 7 Christian Bogle Jay Howard Driver Development 4 82.8691 -1.5585 129
18 77 Timmy Paglusio Jay Howard Driver Development 3 90.1023 -8.7917 25

Both series have two weekends off before they are back on-track again north of the border in Toronto. Practice on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit begins on Friday, July 12, 2019.

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Indy Pro 2000 at Road America – Saturday – Kirkwood grabs his first Indy Pro 2000 at Road America – joined on the podium by teammate Ian Rodriguez

For the second straight Road To Indy race, it was a Soul Red car of a scholarship winner that drove to victory lane at Road America. Reigning USF2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood made a strong pass on a restart and led 13 of 15 laps to win his first Indy Pro 2000 race. It’s the 13th career Road To Indy win for the 20-year-old RP Motorsport pilot.

An impressive sixth to second place drive by Guatemalan Ian Rodriguez secured a one-two finish for RP Motorsport, matching the one-two finish in the middle-rung of the Road To Indy ladder at Road America last year.

Pole-sitter Parker Thompson, a solo Abel Motorsports this weekend, got his season back on track with his ninth Indy Pro 2000 and 27th career Road To Indy podium.

When the green flag flew to start the 15-lap race, pole sitter Thompson got a significant jump on outside front row sitter Sting Ray Robb and the entire outside lane. Kyle Kirkwood, who started right behind Thompson was able to follow the Canadian cleanly through the high-speed Turn 1.

Behind them, Robb, Danial Frost, and Rasmus Lindh went three-wide into the first corner. An incident between the three drivers left Frost stranded on course, with Robb and Lindh both falling back a few positions.

The yellow flag came out to retrieve Frost’s Exclusive Autosport No. 68 and the running order at the end of the first lap was: Thompson, Kirkwood, Ian Rodriguez, Moisés de la Vara, Robb, Lindh, Phillippe Denes, Nikita Lastochkin, Kory Enders, Jacob Loomis and Frost (who was retired).

RP Motorsport rookie Kirkwood was able to make a move to the lead on the restart, leading his first lap of the season.

On lap five, Lindh was able to get by de la Vara to move up to fourth, and seven laps later moved up to the final spot on the podium.

Behind the top five, Lastochkin was able to gain three spots in five laps to move to fifth after getting by de la Vara.

On Lap 8, the yellow flag came out when de la Vara’s DEForce Racing No. 6 skipped across the gravel trap and into the tire barriers on the outside of the Carousel.

The running order when the green flag came out with five laps to go was: Kirkwood, Thompson, Rodriguez, Lindh, Lastochkin, Robb, Denes, Loomis and Enders.

Thompson, for the second straight restart, lost positions. This time, it was the second RP Motorsport driver, Rodriguez, who along with Lindh, was able to get past the veteran on the first lap back to green.

Kirkwood’s lead at the start of the second to the last lap was 2.4 seconds over his RP Motorsport teammate, who was being pressured heavily by Lindh.

The battling between the No. 5 and No. 10 allowed Thompson to get back into the fight, with the three cars covered by less than a second.

Rodriguez, in only his third Road To Indy start, was able to hold Lindh and Thompson behind him to complete an RP Motorsport one-two result.

Thompson got a great exit of Turn 3 on that final lap and was able to make a text-book pass of Lindh on the inside of Turn 5.

Thompson was able to get back on the podium, passing Lindh on the inside into Turn 5, taking back the final step of the podium and outscoring championship leader Lindh.

Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines Indy Pro 2000 Race #1 Unofficial Results.

RANK CAR NO DRIVER TEAM DIFFERENCE
1 28 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport Racing 15 LAPS
2 5 Ian Rodriguez RP Motorsport Racing -4.7096
3 8 Parker Thompson Abel Motorsports -5.2599
4 10 Rasmus Lindh Juncos Racing -5.9208
5 90 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport -6.6035
6 98 Phillippe Denes FatBoy Racing -7.5689
7 2 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing -7.9741
8 9 Jacob Loomis JDL Racing -10.5813
9 7 Kory Enders DEForce Racing -12.7469
10 6 Moises de la Vara DEForce Racing -11.4078
11 68 Danial Frost Exclusive Autosport -15 LAPS

Indy Pro 2000 gets the green flag for their second race of the weekend at 10:05 am on Sunday.

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Exclusive Autosport drivers Danial Frost and Manuel Cabrera lead USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 testing at Lucas Oil Raceway

By Steve Wittich

A trio of drivers representing Exclusive Autosport set the pace as the bottom two rungs of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder get prepared for their first oval races of the year on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval.

Danial Frost turned was the fastest in Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires testing, followed by his veteran teammate Nikita Lastochkin. In Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship testing it was Manuel Cabrera that was quickest for the Brownsburg, Ind. based Canadian owned squad.

Each series was allotted three sessions totaling 115 minutes. But, before getting on track, the drivers took part in a mandatory 90-minute oval clinic.

Leading the classroom session of the test was Gerardo Bonilla, Lucas Oil School of Racing Director of Operations and former Indy Pro 2000 driver. Joining Bonilla were 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, five times Indianapolis 500 starter Johnny Unser and NTT IndyCar Series Race Director Kyle Novak.

“It’s good to have someone who is successful to talk to the kids,” explained the 1997 Indy Lights champion. “It was a pleasure to come talk to them – if I put one thing into their heads that will help them drive today and in the race next week, then that’s a good thing. I came to America and went straight into Indy Lights, and I was lucky to have a mentor like (former Tasman Motorsports Team Principal) Steve Horne, and I repeated much of what he told me to the drivers today.

“This is the beauty of being part of the Road to Indy. The ladder series is part of INDYCAR and all the drivers support it. This is the future – in a few years, I’ll be watching the races and I’ll see drivers in the Indy 500 and I can say ‘I remember talking to those kids!’ I think that is why the ladder series has been so strong: everyone puts a lot of effort into making this work. I don’t see anything like this anywhere in the world so to me, this is the best place to be.”

In Indy Pro 2000, 17-year-old Frost led all three sessions by fairly wide margins. His lap of 121.739 mph was 2.73 mph quicker than veteran teammate Lastochkin to serve notice that he will be one of the drivers to beat when the series returns for the Carb Night Freedom 90. For reference, the 12 drivers from Lastochkin on down were separated by a similar 2.97 seconds.

Exclusive Autosport rookie Danial Frost led all three sessions of the Indy Pro 2000 testing on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

“Tony gave me confidence in being here this morning,” said Frost after testing, realizing that he still has a lot to learn. “The timing of passing is something I need to learn and his talk this morning helped. It’s nothing like the road course, it’s a totally new thing for me.

“I did a lot of sim work before I came here, to prepare as much as possible. It’s difficult, coming from the road course at Indianapolis to the oval at Lucas Oil. Going left the whole time is much harder than it looks from the outside. Being close to the wall, taking that line to be quick, it’s all a new thing for me.

“Learning the timing of when to get past someone, not getting blocked and losing my momentum, it’s something that Exclusive Autosport has been working on with me. They’re really training me and helping me to make that possible. It was cold this morning, so we’re learning how the car and the tires work at different times of the day, in different conditions. The car is very good, the pace is there, so we just need a bit more on our race craft and we’ll be right there.”

Moisés de la Vara was quick on the Gateway Motorsports Park oval last year, finishing a solid fourth. So, it should be no surprise that the DEForce Racing driver turned in the third quickest time of the session.

Kyle Kirkwood (RP Motorsport) and Jacob Abel (Abel Motorsports) were the fourth and fifth quickest drivers.

The top two drivers in the championship, Rasmus Lindh and Parker Thompson, were the sixth and eighth quickest drivers, respectively.

The baker’s dozen drivers that took part in the test turned a total of 2,106 laps (1,382.98 miles) with Frost’s 208 circuits leading the way.

Combined timesheet from Indy Pro 2000 testing on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval

Rank

Car

Name

Team

Top Speed (MPH)

Session #

Total Laps

1

68

Danial Frost

Exclusive Autosport

121.739

2

208

2

90

Nikita Lastochkin

Exclusive Autosport

119.008

2

115

3

6

Moisés de la Vara

DEForce Racing

118.936

3

111

4

28

Kyle Kirkwood

RP Motorsport

118.717

3

153

5

51

Jacob Abel

Abel Motorsports

118.675

3

179

6

10

Rasmus Lindh

Juncos Racing

118.517

1

156

7

2

Sting Ray Robb

Juncos Racing

117.685

3

148

8

8

Parker Thompson

Abel Motorsports

117.344

2

139

9

11

Antonio Serravalle

PSerra / Jay Howard Driver Development

116.776

3

177

10

5

Ian Rodriguez

RP Motorsport

116.392

3

191

11

83

Charles Finelli

Fatboy Racing!

116.378

3

126

12

98

Phillippe Denes

Fatboy Racing!

116.327

3

169

13

7

Kory Enders

DEForce Racing

116.039

1

144

 


A trio of different drivers led the three USF2000 test sessions, and the field was a bunch more tightly than in Indy Pro 2000.

Exclusive Autosport’s Cabrera, who finished 10th of 21 drivers in his oval debut at Lucas Oil Raceway last year, turned a lap at 111.675 mph to lead the first session. That ended up being the quickest lap of the day in USF2000. Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he experienced his first oval contact at the end of the session.

Exclusive Autosport’s Manuel Cabrera works through traffic during a USF2000 test on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval. (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

We checked in with Exclusive Autosport team owner Michael Duncalfe, and he said that the crew got the car fixed and they were pleased with the job the Mexico City, Mexico born driver did during the test.

“Tony Kanaan had some great advice for us this morning, about focusing the entire time and pushing hard but not so hard as to do what I did this morning, in hitting the wall,” said Cabrera, who will head to another oval track in LaCrosse, Wis., this week as he continues preparations for the race at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, May 24. “His advice really helped me.

“We have such a solid car, to make those kinds of laps,” he continued. “It feels great to have had such a good first session, with the quickest lap on the oval. It’s a great moment for me and the team but we have to stay focused for the race next week.

“We had a good race here last year, and I took that experience this morning and put everything together. I was trying to push so hard this morning – the ovals make you want to push hard. I will put that (incident) behind me and focus ahead.”

The second session was led by Pabst Racing rookie Yuven Sundaramoorthy, who was also third quickest in the morning session. The 16-year-old ended up with the second fastest lap, only 0.015 mph slower than Cabrera.

Yuven Sundaramoorthy in testing on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval in preparation for the Freedom 75 on Carb Day. (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

DEForce Racing rookie Jak Crawford led the final session of the day and ended up with the fourth fastest lap overall. The four Pabst Racing cars sat out the last session of the day.

The 14-year-old Crawford was joined in the top ten by fellow 14-year old Nolan Siegel (Newman Wachs Racing) in ninth and 15-year-old Jack William Miller (Miller Vinatieri Motorsports) in seventh.

Sundaramoorthy’s veteren teammate Colin Kaminsky was the third quickest driver. Pabst Racing’s Hunter McElrea, who is currently second in the USF2000 championship ended up fifth.

Championship leader Braden Eves turned in the sixth fastest lap.

The 19 USF2000 drivers that took part in the 115 minutes of testing turned a total of 2,637 laps (1808.98 miles) on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval. Newman Wachs Racing rookies Siegel and Cameron Shields both turned 196 laps, the most of any of the drivers.

Combined timesheet from USF2000 testing on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval

Rank

Car

Name

Team

Top Speed (MPH)

Session #

Total Laps

1

90

Manuel Cabrera

Exclusive Autosport

111.675

1

47

2

21

Yuven Sundaramoorthy

Pabst Racing

111.659

2

123

3

23

Colin Kaminsky

Pabst Racing

111.617

1

128

4

52

Jak Crawford

DEForce Racing

111.173

3

156

5

22

Hunter McElrea

Pabst Racing

111.038

2

129

6

8

Braden Eves

Cape Motorsports

111.005

2

163

7

40

Jack William Miller

Miller Vinatieri Motorsports

110.896

3

177

8

2

Darren Keane

Cape Motorsports

110.860

3

148

9

36

Nolan Siegel

Newman Wachs Racing

110.760

3

196

10

14

Alexandre Baron

Legacy Autosport

110.758

3

114

11

41

Eduardo Barrichello

Miller Vinatieri Motorsports

110.711

3

176

12

3

Reece Gold

Cape Motorsports

110.350

3

193

13

73

Cameron Shields

Newman Wachs Racing

110.272

3

196

14

6

Christian Rasmussen

Jay Howard Driver Development

110.175

3

84

15

12

Manuel Sulaiman

DEForce Racing

110.148

3

150

16

27

Zach Holden

BN Racing

110.076

3

109

17

24

Bruna Tomaselli

Pabst Racing

109.359

1

132

18

5

Matthew Round-Garrido

Jay Howard Driver Development

107.235

3

140

19

7

Christian Bogle

Jay Howard Driver Development

106.221

1

76

Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Lindh’s second straight Indy Pro 2000 win vaults him to points lead

By Steve Wittich

Rasmus Lindh joined Braden Eves as back-to-back Road To Indy winners on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The Juncos Racing rookie doubled his career win total, leading all 25 laps on the way to a 2.0669-second victory over his Juncos Racing teammate Sting Ray Robb.

“The start was perfect from my perspective,” explained the 17-year-old. “I never let up. I saw that Sting Ray was behind me and while I knew I had been faster than him all weekend, I know where my weakness is and where I’m strong. So I focused forward, working on getting a gap and driving away as fast as I could. Once the gap got up to two seconds, I worked on keeping that gap. It was a perfect weekend for the team. But I still can’t believe it. We didn’t have the speed to win here last year (in USF2000), so I said to myself that I need to win here this year, and I did, so I am very happy for that.”

The win moved the Gothenburg, Sweden native to the top of the points table, grabbing an 11 point lead over Parker Thompson, who lacked pace in his No. 8 from the Abel Motorsports stable. It was only Thompson’s race craft that saved the weekend from being a total disaster for the 21-year-old veteran, who’s 13th to a 5th place run on Saturday, followed a 12th to 5th place charge on Saturday.

Juncos Racing teammates Rasmus Lindh and Sting Ray Robb congratulate each other after finishing 1-2 in Saturday’s second Indy Pro 2000 race (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

The second place finish was Robb’s career best and the solid weekend kept him within two points of Danial Frost in third and within 26 points of teammate Lindh on top of the championship standings.

Danial Frost continued his solid start to the season, collecting his third straight bottom step of the podium finish and moving closer to second place in the championship fight.

“The first corner was rough because I lost two places, but I gained them back by Turn Four,” said the Singapore native. “I had good pace and was catching Sting Ray, but it was hard to get close in the aero wash. But we showed that we are strong here and that the car could do what I wanted it to do – Exclusive Autosport gave me a great car. Next time we’ll be able to get to the front. But I will remember this weekend, with double podiums at Indianapolis, as one of my biggest achievements.”

After one extra pace-lap to bring to help get their Cooper Tires up to temperature, Juncos Racing racing teammates Lindh and Robb brought the 14-car Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires field to the green flag.

Kirkwood, Frost, and Lastochkin all got better starts than outside front row starter Robb and fall four drivers reached the entry to Turn 1, and something had to give. Unfortunately for reigning USF2000 champion, Kirkwood, it was the front wing on his NO. 28 Soul Red PM-18. The Jupiter, Fla. native was forced to pit road and the attention of his RP Motorsport crew. He rejoined the field but was one lap down. He was able to earn the bonus point for the quickest lap of the race,

“The start was hectic,” explained Robb when asked about the start of Saturday’s race. “Rasmus, the team and I had talked about the start and how we could get away, but it didn’t go as planned. He got a great start and I lagged a bit and fell to fourth. I was able to get back up to second, but getting around Kyle, he slid out just a little bit at the apex and caught my rear tire with his nose. I was worried about a puncture but we were good. The team is working hard to get me toward the front and we’re going in the right direction, but a podium here is really special. I got my first podium here last year so to come back and do it again means a lot.”

The Indy Pro 2000 field goes four wide into Turn 1 ((Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

The running order at the end of the first lap was Lindh, Robb, Lastochkin, Frost, Rodriguez, Loomis, Thompson, de la Vera, Serravalle, Denes, Abel, Enders, Finelli, and Kirkwood.

On Lap 2, Frost was able to get past his Exclusive Autosport teammate Lastochkin and quickly turned the quickest lap of the race to that point.

After five laps, Lindh’s lead over Robb was 1.3 seconds, but both drivers were feeling pressure from Frost in third the quickest driver on the track.

With ten laps down, Lindh’s lead was a comfortable 1.8 seconds over his teammate. Frost was still pressuring Robb. The front three were cover by 2.5 seconds and had a 4.6-second gap to fourth place Lastochkin, who was starting to feel pressure from Rodriguez.

Further, back Thompson was right under the rear wing of Loomis and de la Vera was followed closely by Serravalle and Denes.

At just past the half-way point of the 25 lap race, Lindh had extended his lead to 1.9 seconds over Robb, who had a more comfortable one second lead over Frost.

On lap 15, Robb turned his quickest lap of the race to that point, and Denes was able to get around Serravalle for 9th.

With five laps remaining Lindh had a 2.1 second lead over Robb, who was still working hard to hold off Frost in third.

Rodriguez slowed noticeably due to a mechanical issue, bottlenecking Loomis and Thompson and allowing de la Vara and Serravalle back into the fray. Thompson made a move on Loomis, which allowed de la Vera to get by both of them. Loomis ended up falling back to 11th.

Unfortunately for DEForce Racing newcomer Rodriguez was forced to retire with the result that did not represent his pace in his first Indy Pro 2000 race weekend.

With three laps remaining, de la Vera and Thompson went by Rodriguez to move up to fifth and sixth.

With two laps remaining, Thompson was able to get by de la Vera to move into the Top 5, eight spots higher than he started the race.

Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires Race #2 Results

RANK

CAR NO.

DRIVER

TEAM

GAP

1

10

Rasmus Lindh

Juncos Racing

25 LAPS

2

2

Sting Ray Robb

Juncos Racing

2.0669

3

68

Danial Frost

Exclusive Autosport

2.7186

4

90

Nikita Lastochkin

Exclusive Autosport

18.6584

5

8

Parker Thompson

Abel Motorsports

27.9877

6

6

Moises de la Vara

DEForce Racing

30.5674

7

51

Jacob Abel

Abel Motorsports

31.7432

8

98

Phillippe Denes

FatBoy Racing

32.1513

9

11

Antonio Serravalle

Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development

32.9492

10

7

Kory Enders

DEForce Racing

33.7431

11

9

Jacob Loomis

JDL Racing

35.0240

12

5

Ian Rodriguez

RP Motorsport Racing

40.1603

13

28

Kyle Kirkwood

RP Motorsport Racing

-1 LAP

14

83

Charles Finelli

FatBoy Racing

– 1 LAP

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Lindh resets track record on the way to 2nd pole – Robb joins him on an all Juncos Racing front row

By Steve Wittich

A few quick updates on the first qualifying session

  • Sting Ray Robb lost his quickest lap due to qualifying interference.
  • Ian Rodriguez, Antonio Serravalle, Jacob Abel, and Danial Frost were all penalized two grid spots for not reducing their speed by at least 15% through a local yellow flag.

Rasmus Lindh will start on pole for Saturday’s second Indy Pro 2000 race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, lowering the track record he had set 2 ½ hours earlier by a slim 0.003 seconds.

It’s the Swedish driver’s fifth career Road To Indy pole and the seventh for Juncos Racing in this event.

Lindh’s veteran teammate Sting Ray Robb was his closest competitor, ensuring Saturday’s race will feature an all Juncos Racing front row.

The second row will feature reigning USF2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood and Exclusive Autosport rookie Danial Frost.

Nikita Lastochkin (Exclusive Autosport), and Robb, both improved by four spots between the two qualifying sessions.

At the half-way point of the 20-minute session Lindh held the provisional pole with a lap of 79.116 seconds. Frost, Robb, Kirkwood, and Lastochkin made up the rest of the top five.

The only change in the top-five with five minutes remaining was RP Motorsport newcomer Ian Rodriguez moving to a provisional fifth place starting spot.

With three minutes left, Robb and Kirkwood moved ahead of Frost but were still behind Lindh.

Lindh must have sensed the pressure coming, turning a lap just that little bit quicker than his track record from first qualifying session of the day.

Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires Qualifying #2 (Unofficial) Results

RANK

CAR NO.

DRIVER

TEAM

QUICK LAP

DIFFERENCE

TOTAL LAPS

1

10

Rasmus Lindh

Juncos Racing

1:18.890

–.—-

10

2

2

Sting Ray Robb

Juncos Racing

1:19.144

0.2539

10

3

28

Kyle Kirkwood

RP Motorsport Racing

1:19.348

0.4582

12

4

68

Danial Frost

Exclusive Autosport

1:19.479

0.5893

12

5

5

Ian Rodriguez

RP Motorsport Racing

1:19.587

0.6967

11

6

90

Nikita Lastochkin

Exclusive Autosport

1:19.695

0.8050

13

7

7

Kory Enders

DEForce Racing

1:19.843

0.9531

13

8

9

Jacob Loomis

JDL Racing

1:19.871

0.9814

9

9

51

Jacob Abel

Abel Motorsports

1:19.968

1.0778

11

10

6

Moises de la Vara

DEForce Racing

1:19.974

1.0846

13

11

11

Antonio Serravalle

Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development

1:20.081

1.1913

11

12

98

Phillippe Denes

FatBoy Racing

1:20.109

1.2192

11

13

8

Parker Thompson

Abel Motorsports

1:20.156

1.2662

12

14

83

Charles Finelli

Fatboy Racing!

No Time

The first Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race of the weekend rolls off at 3:40 pm this afternoon.

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Lindh on pole with a track record setting lap

By Steve Wittich

Juncos Racing rookie Rasmus Lindh, with a lap of 68.893 seconds, will start on pole for the first of two Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires. The scorching lap lowered the Indy Pro 2000 track record that was set by Oliver Askew in 2018.

This afternoon’s race will be the fourth time in his Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires career that the 17-year-old will start on the pole.

Lindh will be joined on the front row by fellow rookie Danial Frost (Exclusive Autosport) with a lap of 69.171 seconds, which was also below the track record.

Kyle Kirkwood (RP Motorsport) and Phillippe Denes (Fatboy Racing!) will start on the second row.

Surprisingly, current championship leader Parker Thompson could only manage the 13th quickest time and will start on the back row. It should be fun to see him try and come through the field.

Lindh joins Timothe Buret, Victor Franzoni and Spencer Pigot as pole winners for Juncos Racing on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The Speedway, Ind. team now has six poles in 12 attempts at their home track.

The session began under overcast skies and cold temperatures with drivers getting heat in their Cooper Tire slicks during the first half of the session.

At the half-way point of the 20-minute session, Lindh, who led the single practice session on Thursday was the quickest driver by almost a half-second with a track record-setting lap of 68.995 seconds.

Frost, Robb, Kirkwood, and Rodriguez made up the remainder of the top five at that point.

With five minutes remaining the session it was still Lindh leading the way, followed by the same four drivers in the top five. At this point in the session, seven of the 14 entries were within one second of Lindh.

Lindh was able to go even quicker on his ninth lap of the session with four minutes remaining. Fatboy Racing! driver Denes jumped up to third, with Kory Enders and Jacob Abel moving to within one second of Lindh.

Denes was quickly supplanted by defending USF2000 champion Kirkwood.

Frost, on his ninth lap of the session, was able to go quicker but was still more than four-tenths adrift of Lindh. The Exclusive Autosport rookie went quicker on the next lap, moving to within 0.27 seconds of his fellow rookie.

Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires Qualifying #1 (Unofficial) Results

RANK

CAR NO.

DRIVER

TEAM

QUICK LAP

DIFFERENCE

TOTAL LAPS

1

10

Rasmus Lindh

Juncos Racing

1:18.893

–.—-

11

2

68

Danial Frost

Exclusive Autosport

1:19.171

0.2784

11

3

28

Kyle Kirkwood

RP Motorsport Racing

1:19.481

0.5880

11

4

98

Phillippe Denes

FatBoy Racing!

1:19.630

0.7370

12

5

5

Ian Rodriguez

RP Motorsport Racing

1:19.661

0.7681

11

6

2

Sting Ray Robb

Juncos Racing

1:19.670

0.7768

13

7

7

Kory Enders

DEForce Racing

1:19.982

1.0890

14

8

51

Jacob Abel

Abel Motorsports

1:19.996

1.1028

14

9

6

Moises de la Vara

DEForce Racing

1:20.015

1.1216

13

10

90

Nikita Lastochkin

Exclusive Autosport

1:20.123

1.2297

12

11

11

Antonio Serravalle

Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development

1:20.342

1.4485

9

12

9

Jacob Loomis

JDL Racing

1:20.381

1.4878

5

13

8

Parker Thompson

Abel Motorsports

1:20.414

1.5206

14

14

83

Charles Finelli

Fatboy Racing!

No Time

 

Teams will have just over two hours to prepare for the second Indy Pro 2000 qualifying session that will start at 11:30 am.

Indy Pro 2000 race #2 – Thompson & Abel Motorsports cap dream start – Kirkwood recovers – Frost stands on podium for the first time

Parker Thompson, on a one event deal with Abel Motorsports to start the 2019 season, did everything he could to show potential partners that he can win the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title and the valuable scholarship that comes with it.

The 21-year-old earned 64 of the 66 possible points winning his second straight race for the rookie Indy Pro 2000 team.

Parker Thompson and the Abel Motorsports crew after winning in their first two races of Indy Pro 2000 action (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

“I had the fantastic group of Abel Motorsports behind me,” said the 21-year-old. “They are a top-notch program. It is amazing to go out there and prove what they can do, and prove what the car can do on their rookie race.

“Technically, I wasn’t racing for a championship this weekend but coming out of here with two wins; hopefully, you’ll see a lot more of Parker Thompson and Abel Motorsports to come.”

The trip to victory lane is Canadian’s fifth in two years of Indy Pro 2000 action and is his 12th in 64 Road To Indy starts.

Reigning USF2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood was able to rebound from a disastrous first race to collect his 13th career Road To Indy podium.

“It was tough to put a situation like yesterday behind me, but the team kept me very positive,” said the 2018 USF2000 Champion. We knew we had a fast car, so I knew that if I could stay clean, we’d do well. Parker was much quicker than me in the beginning, and I was dealing with a balance issue, but the car came on at the end.

“We thought it would come in sooner, Lap 10 instead of Lap 25, but that’s all a symptom of not racing yesterday – we haven’t had more than five laps at a time this weekend so what will happen during a full 30-lap race is nearly impossible to predict. We had the pace, so to bounce back like that feels great.”

Danial Frost, the 17-year-old Exclusive Autosport rookie, utilized an aggressive first lap move from his outside third row starting spot to move into third and was able to hold off fellow Juncos Racing 17-year-old rookie Rasmus Lindh to capture his first Road To Indy podium.

Lindh, with a second and fourth place finish, has 45 points after the first weekend of competition. That leaves the Kullavik, Sweden based driver three points ahead of Frost and his fourth and third place finishes.

The baker’s dozen PM-18 machines lined up side-by-side going into the final two corners of the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit with Thompson and Kirkwood leading the field slowly to the green flag.

Thompson was able to get a great jump and made it to the apex of the first turn with no pressure from Kirkwood.

Behind the pair out front, it was Danial Frost who went three-wide with the Lindh and Moisés de la Vara. The rookie from Singapore was able to get to Turn 3 first to take the third spot.

Sting Ray Robb, Moisés de la Vara and Danial Frost go three-wide behind Parker Thompson and Kyle Kirkwood in the Indy Pro 2000 race in St. Petersburg (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

“I started P6 (today), and my team was telling me to go a bit harder,” explained Frost after the race. “In the first race, we didn’t gain any spots. I went 10% more aggressive, and that earned me the three spots. Coming into the first corner is always scary because you don’t know what could happen alongside you or what the other drivers could do.

“To be more aggressive can cause you to crash. It’s a big risk and big reward. I kept my foot in it and kept the pedal to the meddle and got that third spot. “

After the first lap, Thompson led Kirkwood, Frost, Robb, Moisés de la Vara (DEForce Racing), Lindh, Nikia Lastochkin (Exclusive Autosport), Antonio Serravalle (Pserra Racing) Phillipe Denes (Fatboy Racing!), Damiano Fioravanti (RP Motorsport), Kory Enders (DEForce Racing), Jacob Abel (Abel Motorsports) and Parker Locke (Exclusive Autosport).

Lindh, who started fourth was the biggest loser on the first lap, but by the fifth lap the Swedish rookie was able to get by de la Vara and teammate Robb to move back into fourth, the same position he started the race.

At the half-way point of the 30 lap race, Thompson was able to build a comfortable three-second gap to Kirkwood. Kirkwood had a comfortable margin over Frost. Frost was expertly making No. 68 Exclusive Autosport PM-18 just wide enough to keep Lindh behind him.

Lindh’s teammate Robb, in fifth place, was a further two seconds behind the fellow 17-year-old.

With ten laps remaining in the race, the best battle was between newcomers Denes and Fioravanti for eighth.

Kirkwood started to slowly eat into the lead, which had shrunk to just under 2.5 seconds.

The lead with three laps remaining had fallen to 2.2 seconds, and Kirkwood turned the fastest lap of the race at 68.7697 seconds to cut the final margin to 1.4 seconds.

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products Race #2 results.

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TEAM DIFFERENCE
1 8 Parker Thompson Abel Motorsports
2 28 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport Racing 1.4334
3 68 Danial Frost Exclusive Autosport 1.4335
4 10 Rasmus Lindh Juncos Racing 13.8500
5 2 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 16.3386
6 6 Moises de la Vara DEForce Racing 19.5364
7 90 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport 30.2246
8 98 Phillippe Denes FatBoy Racing 36.4224
9 5 Damiano Fioravanti RP Motorsport Racing 36.6841
10 7 Kory Enders DEForce Racing 37.4875
11 51 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 38.0881
12 91 Parker Locke Exclusive Autosport – 1 Lap
13 11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing – 2 Laps

The middle rung of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires is back in action on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 9, 2019.

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Parker Thompson sets Indy Pro 2000 track record on the way to his second pole of the weekend

By Steve Wittich

For the eleventh time in his Road To Indy career, the fifth time in Indy Pro 2000 and third time on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., Parker Thompson will start from the inside of the front row.

The Red Deer, Alberta based driver broke the track record with a lap at 67.925 seconds, the only driver to break the 68-second mark.

Reigning Cooper Tires USF2000 Champion Kyle Kirkwood will start on the outside of the first row. Giving the Jupiter, Fla. native an excellent chance to redeem the weekend after a disappointing race on Friday afternoon

Sting Ray Robb, who is coming off a podium finish in yesterday’s race will start on the inside of the second row with Exclusive Autosport rookie Danial Frost on the outside of him.

The final Indy Pro 2000 qualifying session got underway just before 8 a.m. under a picture-perfect azure sky and the temperature at a comfortable 67F.

The distinctive note of the Elite Engine built 2.0L Indy Pro 2000 power plant served as an alarm for any of the residents of the condo buildings surrounding the circuit that were still asleep.

It didn’t take long for Thompson, who started the first Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products race on pole, to put the No. 8 Abel Motorsports on to the top of the timing sheets.

The Canadian was still there at the halfway point of the 20-minute session with a lap at 68.365 seconds. The rest of the top five with ten minutes remaining were Moisés de la Vara (DEForce Racing), Danial Frost (Exclusive Autosport), Nikia Lastochkin (Exclusive Autosport) and Robb.

Four minutes later RP Motorsport rookie Kyle Kirkwood turned a lap at 68.041 seconds, breaking the Indy Pro 2000 track record set by Oliver Askew last year.

Kirkwood’s track record and provisional pole didn’t last long when Thompson turned the first sub-68-second lap on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit.

Charles Finelli is not taking part in today’s action so that he can attend to a personal matter.

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products qualifying #2 results

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TEAM FAST LAP DIFFERENCE TOTAL LAPS
1 8 Parker Thompson Abel Motorsports 1:07.925 –.—- 15
2 28 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport Racing 1:08.040 0.1153 14
3 2 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 1:08.197 0.2719 14
4 68 Danial Frost Exclusive Autosport 1:08.232 0.3071 15
5 10 Rasmus Lindh Juncos Racing 1:08.241 0.3165 13
6 6 Moises de la Vara DEForce Racing 1:08.279 0.3539 15
7 90 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport 1:08.599 0.6745 15
8 7 Kory Enders DEForce Racing 1:08.609 0.6842 15
9 5 Damiano Fioravanti RP Motorsport Racing 1:08.741 0.8159 15
10 11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development 1:08.955 1.0298 15
11 51 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1:09.076 1.1514 15
12 98 Phillippe Denes FatBoy Racing 1:09.137 1.2119 16
13 91 Parker Locke Exclusive Autosport 1:09.800 1.8754 14
14 83 Charles Finelli Fatboy Racing! No Time

The race rolls off at 11:25 a.m. this morning.

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Parker Thompson grabbed his 10 career Road To Indy pole and the first for Abel Motorsports as a Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires team

For the tenth time in his Road To Indy career and fourth time in Indy Pro 2000, Parker Thompson will start a race from the inside of the front row.

The 21-year-old, who is confirmed for only this weekends event, took Abel Motorsports to their first Indy Pro 2000 pole in their very first race.

Thompson, who will start on the pole on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit turned a quick lap of 68.4137 seconds.

Parker Thompson hammers the Turn 1 apex of the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit on his way to the pole for the first Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires pole of 2019 (Photo Courtesy Of Andersen Promotions)

The top eight, which included Thompson, Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing), Kyle Kirkwood (RP Motorsport), Sting Ray Robb (Juncos Racing), Moisés de la Vara (DEForce Racing), Danial Frost (Exclusive Autosport), Kory Enders (Exclusive Autosport) and Nikia Lastochkin (Exclusive Autosport), were all within one second of Thompson.

Compared to USF2000 qualifying before it, the first Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session of the season was relatively tame.

At the half-way point, Thompson was in the top spot with a lap clocked at 68.4137 seconds. Sting Ray Robb (Juncos Racing), Kyle Kirkwood, Rasmus Lindh, and Moisés de la Vara joined the experienced Canadian in the top five.

At the half-way point of the session, most of the field came to pit road for sticker sets of Cooper Tires and adjustments. Everybody, but Thompson, who only made adjustments in the hopes that he could hold onto the pole.

A pair of rapid rookies with fresh tires, RP Motorsport’s Kyle Kirkwood and Juncos Racing’s Rasmus Lindh, were able to get within two-tenths of a second of Thompson but had to settle for the outside front and inside the second row starting spots.

Cooper Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by Andersen RacePark Qualifying 1 Results

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TEAM FAST LAP DIFFERENCE TOTAL LAPS
1 8 Parker Thompson Abel Motorsports 1:08.414 –.—- 14
2 10 Rasmus Lindh Juncos Racing 1:08.591 0.1769 14
3 28 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport Racing 1:08.614 0.2000 14
4 2 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 1:08.696 0.2825 12
5 6 Moises de la Vara DEForce Racing 1:09.104 0.6899 16
6 68 Danial Frost Exclusive Autosport 1:09.111 0.6975 16
7 7 Kory Enders DEForce Racing 1:09.163 0.7492 16
8 90 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport 1:09.300 0.8862 13
9 11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing/Jay Howard Driver Development 1:09.595 1.1815 12
10 98 Phillippe Denes FatBoy Racing 1:09.805 1.3912 14
11 5 Damiano Fioravanti RP Motorsport Racing 1:09.891 1.4771 16
12 51 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1:10.301 1.8873 13
13 91 Parker Locke Exclusive Autosport 1:10.312 1.8979 16
14 83 Charles Finelli Fatboy Racing! 1:15.156 6.7422 9

The first Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race of the year rolls off at 12:40 pm.

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