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Danial Frost picks up third Indy Lights pole at Mid-Ohio

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography / Road to Indy

Andretti Autosport’s Danial Frost claimed his third Indy Lights pole of the season in the second qualifying session at Mid-Ohio.

It looked like his team-mate Kyle Kirkwood would follow up the pole he claimed for race one of the weekend as the American was at the top of the times throughout the first runs and remained in first place until the final five minutes.

By this point the second runs were in full swing, but improvements were mostly coming further down the order until with three minutes to go Frost went to the top with a 1m11.4912s lap.

Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports’ Linus Lundqvist then improved to third but he wasn’t in the battle for pole.

Frost improved to a 1m11.2465s, and Kirkwood also got faster but it wasn’t enough and he ended the session 0.1291s off.

HMD’s David Malukas was Kirkwood’s main rival through the first runs, briefly taking provisionally pole, but the changes he made for the second run were of no use and he couldn’t match his previous pace. That left the points leader fourth on the grid, ahead of Andretti’s late improvers Devlin DeFrancesco and Robert Megennis.

Qualifying results

Pos Name Team Time Gap Laps
1 Danial Frost Andretti Autosport 1m11.2465s 15
2 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport 1m11.3756s +0.1291s 16
3 Linus Lundqvist Global Racing Group w/ HMD 1m11.6289s +0.3824s 18
4 David Malukas HMD Motorsports 1m11.6631s +0.4166s 17
5 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport 1m11.8699s +0.6234s 16
6 Robert Megennis Andretti Autosport 1m11.9880s +0.7415s 16
7 Benjamin Pedersen Global Racing Group w/ HMD 1m12.0451s +0.7986s 18
8 Toby Sowery Juncos Racing 1m12.2309s +0.9844s 18
9 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 1m12.2328s +0.9863s 17
10 Alex Peroni Carlin w/ JHDD 1m12.3947s +1.1482s 19
11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing 1m12.4184s +1.1719s 19
12 Nikita Lastochkin HMD Motorsports 1m12.4712s +1.2247s 18
13 Christian Bogle Carlin w/ JHDD 1m12.7655s +1.5200s 19