Exclusive Autosport’s Braden Eves narrowly pipped Juncos Racing’s Sting Ray Robb to pole for the second Indy Pro 2000 race at Mid-Ohio.
Juncos’s Artem Petrov set the pace early in the 20-minute session, but on the final lap of the first runs, Eves took the top spot. After pitting for fresh tyres, Robb became Eves’ main challenger for the top spot.
Eves narrowly claimed pole in the closing stages by less than a tenth of a second. Robb improved with his final effort but came up short by 0.0208s.
Turn 3 Motorsport’s Danial Frost left it very late to take third position, ahead of Petrov.
Pabst Racing’s Hunter McElrea was fifth, beating DEForce Racing duo Parker Thompson and Manuel Sulaiman to the position.
Devlin DeFrancesco (Andretti Steinbrenner Racing), Colin Kaminsky (Pabst) and Jacob Loomis (BN Racing) form the rest of the top 10.
DEForce’s Kory Enders failed to set a lap time during the session and will start from last on the grid.
|1||Braden Eves||Exclusive Autosport||1m16.210s|
|2||Sting Ray Robb||Juncos Racing||+0.0208s|
|3||Danial Frost||Turn 3 Motorsport||+0.0485s|
|4||Artem Petrov||Juncos Racing||+0.1644s|
|5||Hunter McElrea||Pabst Racing||+0.3310s|
|6||Parker Thompson||DEForce Racing||+0.4064s|
|7||Manuel Sulaiman||DEForce Racing||+0.4946s|
|8||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing||+0.6050s|
|9||Colin Kaminsky||Pabst Racing||+0.7886s|
|10||Jacob Loomis||BN Racing w/ Team Benik||+1.1704s|
|11||Antoine Comeau||Turn 3 Motorsport||+1.3395s|
|12||Nate Aranda||Juncos Racing||+1.4610s|
|13||Moises de la Vara||DEForce Racing||+1.5267s|
|14||Sabre Cook||Team Benik||+2.2779s|
|15||Bob Kaminsky||Pabst Racing||+3.5138s|
|16||Charles Finelli||FatBoy Racing||+4.4393s|
|17||Kory Enders||DEForce Racing||No time|