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Robert Megennis tops Indy Lights test on Indianapolis oval

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Andretti Autosport’s Robert Megennis topped the pre-event Indy Lights test on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s oval layout.

The 19-year-old, who took his first win on the IMS road course earlier this month, set a?197.714mph lap in the second session of the day, beating Juncos Racing’s championship leader Rinus VeeKay by 0.324mph.

Having gone fastest in the opening session, Ryan Norman ended up third overall and just a tenth behind on lap times.

He led his team-mates Oliver Askew and Jarett Andretti, the latter of whom will be making his single-seater debut in the Freedom 100 after several years driving GT4 class sportscars and sprint car oval racers.

Just behind him was Toby Sowery, running in the joint BN Racing and Team Pelfrey entered car.

Belardi Auto Racing’s Lucas Kohl and Juncos’s Dalton Kellett set almost identical lap times in seventh and eighth, 2mph down on Megennis, while Pro Mazda graduate David Malukas (BN Racing) and sprint car champion Chris Windom (BAR/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing) propped up the times.

 

Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Robert Megennis Andretti Autosport 45.5202s
2 Rinus VeeKay Juncos Racing +0.0747s
3 Ryan Norman Andretti Autosport +0.1286s
4 Oliver Askew Andretti Autosport +0.1676s
5 Jarett Andretti Andretti Autosport +0.3167s
6 Toby Sowery BN Racing/Team Pelfrey +0.3558s
7 Lucas Kohl Belardi Auto Racing +0.6014s
8 Dalton Kellett Juncos Racing +0.6069s
9 David Malukas BN Racing +0.7987s
10 Chris Windom BAR/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing +0.9140s