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Aaron Telitz claims first pole of Indy Lights return in Toronto

by Tim Lumb

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Belardi Auto Racing’s Aaron Telitz claimed the first pole position of his Indy Lights return for the first race in Toronto.

Telitz and Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay were the two drivers that led the times throughout qualifying, with current championship leader Oliver Askew also showing fast pace.

VeeKay topped the times on the first run, before all the drivers pitted for a second set of tyres. Telitz set the first sub 65-second lap afterwards, but with two minutes to go VeeKay went faster and proceeded to improve even further on his next two laps, settling with a 1m04.5120s.

Telitz – who missed the first six races of the season – took pole on his final flying lap by 0.0827s.

Andretti Autosport’s Askew will start the first race of the weekend in third alongside team-mate Ryan Norman, who was able to improve on his final lap.

BN Racing’s Toby Sowery and David Malukas make up the third row of the grid after qualifying fifth and sixth respectively.

Robert Megennis – who is third in the standings – will start at the back of the grid in ninth after having a disrupted qualifying session.


Qualifying results

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Aaron Telitz Belardi Auto Racing 1m04.4293s
2 Rinus VeeKay Juncos Racing +0.0827s
3 Oliver Askew Andretti Autosport +0.2230s
4 Ryan Norman Andretti Autosport +0.2525s
5 Toby Sowery BN Racing/Team Pelfrey +0.4019s
6 David Malukas BN Racing +0.5327s
7 Dalton Kellett Juncos Racing +1.2080s
8 Lucas Kohl Belardi Auto Racing +1.6999s
9 Robert Megennis Andretti Autosport +2.6758s