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Juncos’s Robb on Indy Pro 2000 pole again at New Jersey

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Inianapolis Motor Speedway

Juncos Racing’s Sting Ray Robb took pole for the second Indy Pro 2000 race of the weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Robb held back until late in qualifying to usurp DEForce Racing’s Manuel Sulaiman – who topped the timesheets for much of the 20-minute session.

Sulaiman was fastest on the first set of tyres, before dropping back slightly on the second set as Robb came into his own to take pole with two laps quick enough for the top spot.

DEForce’s Parker Thompson was closest in second place but was 0.3135 seconds off the top.

Robb’s Juncos team-mate Artem Petrov jumped to third with a very late lap, narrowly ahead of Sulaiman.

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s race one winner Devlin DeFrancesco rounded out the top five, ahead of Pabst Racing duo Hunter McElrea and Colin Kaminsky.

Turn 3 Motorsport’s Danial Frost didn’t get out of the pits in the early stages, and could only manage eighth quickest.

DEForce’s Kory Enders, Abel Motorsport’s Jacob Abel and Turn 3’s Antoine Comeau rounded out the 11 runners, as FatBoy Racing’s Charles Finelli didn’t get onto the track and DEForce’s Moises de la Vara was absent due to a back injury sustained in training.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 1m12.396s 8
2 Parker Thompson DEForce Racing 1m12.710s +0.3135s 10
3 Artem Petrov Juncos Racing 1m12.734s +0.3376s 8
4 Manuel Sulaiman DEForce Racing 1m12.774s +0.3777s 11
5 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 1m12.886s +0.4900s 11
6 Hunter McElrea Pabst Racing 1m13.238s +0.8421s 10
7 Colin Kaminsky Pabst Racing 1m13.262s +0.8653s 10
8 Danial Frost Turn 3 Motorsport 1m13.349s +0.9532s 8
9 Kory Enders DEForce Racing 1m13.636s +1.2396s 10
10 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1m13.717s +1.3212s 9
11 Antoine Comeau Turn 3 Motorsport 1m14.175s +1.778ss 9
12 Charles Finelli FatBoy Racing no time