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Gold claims first Indy Pro 2000 pole at Indianapolis

by Peter Allen

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography/Road to Indy

Reece Gold claimed his maiden Indy Pro 2000 pole position in qualifying on the Indianapolis road course.

The Juncos Racing driver was the only driver to go below the 1m20s mark when he set his best effort with three minutes of the session remaining.

Championship leader Braden Eves came closest to Gold’s time but was 0.285s adrift for Exclusive Autosport.

Christian Rasmussen, who took his first win at this level in the last race in St Petersburg, took third for Jay Howard Driver Development with Kyffin Simpson fourth for Juncos Racing.

Enaam Ahmed achieved his best grid position to-date in fifth for RP Motorsport, with practice pacesetter Artem Petrov having to settle for sixth.

Wyatt Brichacek, Hunter McElrea, Jacob Abel and Manuel Sulaiman rounded out the top 10 in the 13-car field.

Qualifying results
Pos Name Team Time Gap Laps
1 Reece Gold Juncos Racing 1m19.9481s 11
2 Braden Eves Exclusive Autosport 1m20.2331s +0.2850s 11
3 Christian Rasmussen Jay Howard Driver Development 1m20.3334s +0.3853s 12
4 Kyffin Simpson Juncos Racing 1m20.4104s +0.4623s 11
5 Enaam Ahmed RP Motorsport 1m20.5831s +0.6350s 12
6 Artem Petrov Exclusive Autosport 1m20.6176s +0.6695s 11
7 Wyatt Brichacek Jay Howard Driver Development 1m20.7130s +0.7649s 13
8 Hunter McElrea Pabst Racing 1m20.7136s +0.7655s 13
9 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1m20.7156s +0.7675s 11
10 Manuel Sulaiman Juncos Racing 1m20.7473s +0.7992s 12
11 Colin Kaminsky Pabst Racing 1m20.8098s +0.8617s 13
12 James Roe Turn 3 Motorsport 1m21.0206s +1.0725s 12
13 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri Motorsports 1m21.4013s +1.4532s 11