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Josh Green takes Indy Pro 2000 pole with last-minute attempt

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography

Turn 3 Motorsport’s Josh Green took pole position for race two of Indy Pro 2000 at Road America thanks to a last-minute lap.

Exclusive Autosport’s Wyatt Brichacek was the first driver to set a competitive laptime, but still far off from the benchmark from Q1 the day before. Laptimes lowered as Q2 progressed, but Green’s pole time was still one tenth of a second slower than Gold’s from the day before.

Behind Brichacek, Jay Howard Driver Development’s Salvador de Alba held second place before drivers headed into the pitlane to change tyres halfway through the session.

As drivers came out on track again, Green moved up to second place just before red flages were wave with six minutes to go as DEForce Racing’s Nolan Siegel had come to a halt on the grass at turn three.

The session restarted soon and all the remaining drivers went out on track aiming to improve their laptimes.

Brichacek was still on top after the first of the two flying laps drivers had time for. However, he would drop down to third as first Juncos Hollinger Racings’ Reece Gold and then Green bettered his benchmark. This improvement once the chequered flag had fallen gave Green his second pole of the season.

Behind them, Juncos’s Enaam Ahmed qualified fourth, just ahead of JHDD’s Braden Eves. Yuven Sundaramoorthy, de Alba, Jack William Miller, Colin Kaminsky and Jonathan Browne completed the top 10 in that order.

Championship leader Louis Foster endured a difficult session and could only go 13th fastest.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport 2m04.4308s 8
2 Reece Gold Juncos Racing 2m04.5603s +0.1295s 7
3 Wyatt Brichacek Exclusive Autosport 2m04.6382s +0.2074s 8
4 Enaam Ahmed Juncos Racing 2m04.6693s +0.2385s 7
5 Braden Eves JHDD 2m04.7412s +0.3104s 7
6 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing 2m04.7545s +0.3237s 8
7 Salvador de Alba JHDD 2m04.8144s +0.3836s 8
8 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri Motorsports 2m04.8184s +0.3876s 7
9 Colin Kaminsky Pabst Racing 2m04.8462s +0.4154s 8
10 Jonathan Browne Turn 3 Motorsport 2m04.9056s +0.4748s 8
11 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing 2m05.0266s +0.5958s 7
12 Jordan Missig Pabst Racing 2m05.1270s +0.6962s 5
13 Louis Foster Exclusive Autosport 2m05.1657s +0.7349s 7
14 Lindsay Brewer Exclusive Autosport 2m05.6328s +2.2020s 9
15 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing 2m08.2025s +3.7717s 3
16 Charles Finelli FatBoy Racing 2m10.0615s +5.6307s 9