RC Enerson collected his first Indy Lights pole position in the championship’s penultimate round at Mid-Ohio.
The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver improved the most during the final laps of the session and ended up more than a tenth in the clear.
His teammate Jack Harvey was his biggest challenger, temporarily dethroning him on a couple of occasions, but the championship leader had to settle for second.
Series runner-up Spencer Pigot was more than four tenths slower in third, while Belardi’s Felix Serralles and Andretti’s Shelby Blackstock?rounded out?the top five.
Max Chilton, race winner at Iowa Speedway, qualified sixth, with a gap of 0.07s ahead of Scott Anderson.
Kyle Kaiser and Juan Piedrahita ended up eighth and ninth respectively, while the third wheel in the title fight, Ed Jones completed a disappointing qualifying in 10th.
The field was completed by Ethan Ringel and Sean Rayhall, who returns to the series after his participation in the Freedom 100.
Full results to follow