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Kiko Porto does USF2000 double in Road America qualifying

by Ida Wood

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

DEForce Racing’s Kiko Porto will start from pole twice at Road America after topping both USF2000 qualifying sessions.

Pole looked like it would be heading his way pretty early in Q1, as he rose to the top of the times and stayed there all the way until a late red flag caused by another driver crashing.

That guaranteed his team a lockout of the front row with Porto and Nolan Siegel, and in Q2 it was even better result for DEForce as Prescott Campbell qualified behind Porto and Siegel to form a 1-2-3 for the team.

Cape Motorsports also looked very competitive, with Michael d’Orlando and Spike Kohlbecker (in the entry co-run by Ignite Autosport) going fourth and fifth fastest in Q1 and fourth and seventh in Q2 courtesy of Thomas Nepveu.

Points leader Yuven Sundaramoorthy qualified in the top 10 for both races, with the Pabst Racing driver going fifth fastest in the earlier session and ninth in the latter. Title rival Christian Brooks struggled further, with the Exclusive Autosport driver qualifying no higher than 12th.

Free practice pacesetter Matt Round-Garrido also faded in another of Exclusive’s cars, but did make the top 10 for race one albeit over nine tenths off the laptime for pole.

Qualifying round-up
Race 1 grid
1 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing 2m10.7892s
2 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing +0.2519s
3 Michael d’Orlando Cape Motorsports +0.5024s
4 Spike Kohlbecker Cape with Ignite Autosport +0.5367s
5 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing +0.6076s
6 Prescott Campbell DEForce Racing +0.6202s
7 Josh Pierson Pabst Racing +0.7591s
8 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport +0.7927s
9 Jace Denmark-Gessel Pabst Racing +0.8738s
10 Matt Round-Garrido Exclusive Autosport +0.9113s

Race 2 grid
1 Porto 2m10.8258s
2 Siegel +0.2231s
3 Campbell +0.3703s
4 d’Orlando +0.3839s
5 Pierson +0.5345s
6 Green +0.6851s
7 Thomas Nepveu Cape Motorsports +0.8084s
8 Kohlbecker +0.8162s
9 Sundaramoorthy +0.8459s
10 Simon Sikes Legacy Autosport +0.8951s