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Braden Eves takes second Indy Pro 2000 pole at Mid-Ohio

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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.


Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time
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