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Jamin nears USF200 title with seventh straight pole at Laguna Seca

by R.J. O'Connell
Nico Jamin

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USF2000 National Championship leader Nico Jamin put himself one step closer to finally wrapping up the series, as he?set the fastest time in Friday evening’s qualifying session for the Road to Indy finale at Laguna Seca.

The Frenchman closes out his?2015 campaign with seven consecutive pole positions, and earned a crucial bonus point that will takes him nearer to clinching?the title in Saturday afternoon’s race.

He’ll start on the front row with his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing teammate?Aaron Telitz, who were the only drivers to set a time below the 1m26s marker despite both neglecting to do a run on sticker tyres.

Pabst Racing’s Jake Eidson now has a 51-point deficit to overcome over the two-race meeting, and will start tomorrow’s race from third, next to the series’ top rookie?Anthony Martin.

Team Pelfrey locked out the third and fourth rows, with?Luke Gabin leading his teammates?Nikita Lastochkin,?Ayla Agren, and?Garth Rickards in sixth, seventh, and eighth.

Peter Portante returned to the series for the first time since the 2014 finale at Sonoma Raceway, and will start in ninth, next to?Parker Thompson in tenth.?Robert Alon made a respectable showing in his single-seater debut – the IMSA Prototype Lites driver will start 13th out of the 15 cars on the grid.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Jamin Cape Motorsports/WTR 1:25.7347 12
2 Aaron Telitz Cape Motorsports/WTR 1:25.8982 0.1635 14
3 Jake Eidson Pabst Racing 1:26.2076 0.4729 15
4 Anthony Martin John Cummiskey Racing 1:26.2923 0.5576 13
5 Luke Gabin Team Pelfrey 1:26.7544 1.0197 12
6 Nikita Lastochkin Team Pelfrey 1:26.7740 1.0393 18
7 Ayla Agren Team Pelfrey 1:27.0375 1.3028 12
8 Garth Rickards Team Pelfrey 1:27.0543 1.3196 12
9 Peter Portante Armsup Motorsports 1:27.1374 1.4027 14
10 Parker Thompson JDC Motorsports 1:27.5933 1.8586 15
11 Keyvan Soori Armsup Motorsports 1:27.6683 1.9336 15
12 Yufeng Luo Pabst Racing 1:27.9185 2.1838 6
13 Robert Alon Afterburner Autosport 1:28.2050 2.4703 18
14 James Dayson Armsup Motorsports 1:29.0512 3.3165 19
15 Max Hanratty Armsup Motorsports 1:29.2770 3.5423 16