IndyCar: IndyCar GP Friday Report

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Felix Rosenqvist in action for Chip Ganassi Racing. Image sourced from indycar.com

An action packed day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway saw both the NTT INDYCAR Series, and the Road to Indy, take to the track.

In IndyCar qualifying, rookie Felix Rosenqvist captured his first career pole-position, ahead of Saturday’s sixth running of the IndyCar Grand Prix.

Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will line up alongside his Chip Ganassi team-mate on the front row.

British driver Jack Harvey will start the race from a career best of third in his No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda.

In Road to Indy action, Robert Megennis won the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, from pole-position.

Oliver Askew moved up one spot from his third-place start on the grid, to cross the line in second, while Renus VeeKay claimed a spot on the podium in third.

Indy Lights drivers will hold a qualifying session on Saturday morning ahead of their second race of the weekend.

In race No. 1 for the USF2000 Series, rookie Braden Eves won from pole-position driving the no. 8 for Cape Motorsports.

Pabst Racing driver Hunter McElrea finished in second-place after starting third on the grid, while Mexico’s Manuel Sulaiman moved up five spots to score a third-place finish.

Race 2 for the USF2000 is scheduled for Saturday morning, with Eves starting on pole.

The first Indy Pro 2000 series race of the weekend saw Sweden’s Rasmus Lindh win from pole in the No. 10 Juncos Racing entry.

Kyle Kirkwood finished in second place, while Singapore’s Daniel Frost moved up to third.

Lindh will look to sweep the Indy Pro 2000 race weekend when he starts Race 2 from pole position tomorrow morning.

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