Road America Indy Lights: Herta grabs pole for Race 2
Colton Herta eradicated memories of his mechanically troubled qualifying session for Race 1 at Road America to snatch pole by a scant 0.0223sec from yesterday’s polesitter Matheus Leist.
The Andretti Steinbrenner Racing Dallara IL15-Mazda lapped the 4.014-mile course in 1min52.0034sec, an average speed of 129.018mph, on his 12th and last flying lap.
That was enough to edge Carlin Racing’s Matheus Leist and go 0.1sec clear of championship leader Kyle Kaiser in the Juncos Racing entry.
Fourth and sixth fastest were Carlin’s Zachary Claman de Melo and Neil Alberico, split by the top Belardi entry of Santi Urrutia. Wisconsin’s local hero, Aaron Telitz, who dominated the Pro Mazda races here last year on his way to the PM title, was seventh fastest for Belardi, ahead of another Andretti car, that of Nico Jamin who was almost half a second from Herta.
The first Indy Lights race of the weekend begins at noon, with Leist and Alberico on the front row, and Herta in 13th.
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