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Papasavvas gets pole before crash ends USF2000 qualifying in Toronto

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography

Jay Howard Driver Development’s Evagoras Papasavvas claimed pole in a shortened USF2000 qualifying session on the streets of Toronto.

Papasavvas was fastest with his first two laps, then approaching the five-minute mark Pabst Racing’s Max Garcia set a 1m14.0952s to move to the top.

Lochie Hughes was next to set the pace, pipping Garcia by 0.0814 seconds with his third lap. Papasavvas returned to first place on his next lap, breaking into the 1m13s. He did not stay on top for long as Pabst’s Jacob Douglas went 0.0312s faster.

Papasavvas continued to improve, and his fifth lap put him back on provisional pole by 0.0890s over Hughes. Garcia reduced that gap to 0.0054s, but Papasavvas then grew it back up to 0.0351s at the session’s halfway mark.

Velocity Racing Development’s Nikita Johnson got within 0.0037s of Papasavvas’s pace, then on his next lap took the top spot with a 1m13.1752s.

Papasavvas responded by setting a 1m13.0509s, then there was drama as VRD’s Gordon Scully lost his front wing. Two minutes later Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing’s Elliot Cox hit the wall at the timing line.

The session was not disrupted by Scully’s wing being on track, and Douglas got into third place then Papasavvas improved the pole pace to 1m12.8236s. Nobody had a chance to beat him before red flags were then waved as JHDD’s Logan Adams spun into the wall exiting turn eight and came to a stop facing backwards.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Evagoras Papasavvas JHDD 1m12.8236s 13
2 Nikita Johnson VRD 1m13.1640s +0.3404s 12
3 Jacob Douglas Pabst Racing 1m13.2521s +0.4285s 11
4 Max Garcia Pabst Racing 1m13.3216s +0.4980s 11
5 Lochie Hughes JHDD 1m13.4052s +0.5816s 10
6 Simon Sikes Pabst Racing 1m13.5401s +0.7165s 11
7 Jorge Garciarce DEForce Racing 1m13.5743s +0.7507s 13
8 Al Morey JHDD 1m13.6431s +0.8195s 13
9 Sam Corry Velocity Racing Development 1m13.6465s +0.8229s 11
10 Nico Christodoulou VRD 1m13.7283s +0.9047s 12
11 Chase Gardner Exclusive Autosport 1m13.7613s +0.9377s 12
12 Mac Clark DEForce Racing 1m13.8194s +0.9958s 11
13 Logan Adams JHDD 1m14.1118s +1.2882s 13
14 Elliot Cox SFHR 1m14.4267s +1.6031s 10
15 Maxwell Jamieson DEForce Racing 1m14.8338s +2.0102s 13
16 Gordon Scully VRD 1m14.8496s +2.0260s 13
17 Avery Towns Exclusive Autosport 1m15.1264s +2.3028s 13
18 Joey Brienza Exclusive Autosport 1m16.0758s +3.2522s 12