USF Pro 2000 points leader Myles Rowe claimed pole position on the streets of Toronto by a sizeable 0.6598 seconds.
After a disrupted practice session, drivers came into qualifying having had little track time. But it only took two laps for the practice pace to be beaten, with DEForce Racing’s Kiko Porto setting a 1m11.2s.
Soon Rowe came to the fore, lapping sub-1m10s on his fifth effort and then on the lap after setting a 1m09.6146s.
That would ultimately be the lap that earned him pole, as not long after red flags were out due to TJ Speed’s Francesco Pizzi hitting the inside wall and then the outside wall at turn 11 and breaking the right-hand side of his car.
At that point Rowe had a gap of 0.6598 seconds to Turn 3 Motorsport’s Michael d’Orlando in second place, with Exclusive Autosport’s a further two tenths back in third.
The session restarted with four minutes left on the clock, and everyone had started flying laps when red flags were waved again as Jack William Miller went into the tyre stacks at turn five. The Miller Vinatieri Motorsports driver had been held up earlier in the lap by TJ Speed’s Christian Weir and had gone down his inside at turn five in an attempt to overtake him. But he did not get his car turned in in time and ploughed into the tyres.
That secured Rowe pole, with all the other positions unchanged as nobody had registered a flying lap on the pace following the restart.
|1||Myles Rowe||Pabst Racing||1m09.6146s||10|
|2||Michael d’Orlando||Turn 3 Motorsport||1m10.2744s||+0.6598s||10|
|3||Salvador de Alba||Exclusive Autosport||1m10.4915s||+0.8769s||9|
|4||Jace Denmark||Pabst Racing||1m10.6454s||+1.0308s||9|
|5||Kiko Porto||DEForce Racing||1m10.6538s||+1.0392s||9|
|6||Joel Granfors||Exclusive Autosport||1m10.7185s||+1.1039s||8|
|7||Lirim Zendeli||TJ Speed||1m10.7325s||+1.1179s||9|
|8||Francesco Pizzi||TJ Speed||1m10.7694s||+1.1548s||5|
|9||Jordan Missig||Pabst Racing||1m10.8291s||+1.2145s||9|
|10||Jonathan Browne||Turn 3 Motorsport||1m10.8709s||+1.2563s||9|
|11||Bijoy Garg||DEForce Racing||1m10.9098s||+1.2952s||8|
|12||Christian Weir||TJ Speed||1m10.9140s||+1.2994s||9|
|13||Christian Brooks||Turn 3 Motorsport||1m10.9724s||+1.3578s||10|
|15||Yuven Sundaramoorthy||Exclusive Autosport||1m11.1760s||+1.5614s||9|
|16||Jack William Miller||Miller Vinatieri Motorsports||1m11.2787s||+1.6641s||7|
|17||Nicholas Monteiro||NeoTech Motorsport||1m11.9455s||+2.3309s||8|
|18||Louka St.-Jean||Turn 3 Motorsport||1m11.9921s||+2.3775s||7|
|19||Lindsay Brewer||Exclusive Autosport||1m12.1014s||+2.4868s||9|