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Harvey beats Jones to claim Indy pole

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Andersen Promotions

Photo: Andersen Promotions

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Jack Harvey will chase his first win of 2015 at Indianapolis, having taken pole position for Indy Lights race one.

Harvey had previously been on pole at Long Beach but was knocked out of contention into turn one.

At Indianapoli, he didn’t lead either of the practice sessions, but delivered in qualifying, beating Carlin’s Ed Jones by a tenth and a half in the final minutes.

The duo were followed by prototype racer Sean Rayhall, who will line up an impressive third for his second round in Lights with 8 Star.

Max Chilton and RC Enerson both led the timesheets at certain points, but ended up fourth and fifth respectively.

Championship leader Spencer Pigot was just sixth on the heels of his double win at Barber as he starts ahead of Scott Anderson and teammate Kyle Kaiser.

Belardi drivers Juan Piedrahita and Felix Serralles rounded out the top ten, the Colombian beating the Puerto Rican in qualifying for the first time in 2015.

Qualifying results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jack Harvey Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1:15.064 20
2 Ed Jones Carlin 1:15.211 0.147 20
3 Sean Rayhall 8 Star Motorsports 1:15.319 0.255 18
4 Max Chilton Carlin 1:15.500 0.436 15
5 RC Enerson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1:15.531 0.467 19
6 Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing 1:15.621 0.557 20
7 Scott Anderson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1:15.713 0.649 22
8 Kyle Kaiser Juncos Racing 1:15.799 0.736 20
9 Juan Piedrahita Belardi Auto Racing 1:16.217 1.153 29
10 Felix Serralles Belardi Auto Racing 1:16.265 1.201 25
11 Ethan Ringel Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1:16.641 1.577 22
12 Shelby Blackstock Andretti Autosport 1:16.844 1.780 22