Andretti team to start 1-2-3 in Indy Lights Race 1

Patricio O'Ward taking control of Indy Lights title chase
Patricio O'Ward taking control of Indy Lights title chase

With three race weekends remaining on the schedule, the Indy Lights teams are back in the Midwest for another double-header weekend. The seven drivers took to the 13-turn road course. It will be an Andretti front row for Saturday's race with Patricio O'Ward starting from pole and teammate Ryan Norman starting second.

The action continues tomorrow with Race 2 qualifying starting at 9:20 a.m. ET followed by Race 1 at 3:05 p.m. ET.

Patricio O'Ward No. 27 MEXICO #AWORLDOFITSOWN MAZDA

• STARTING POSITION: 1st
• QUALIFYING TIME: 1:11.3118
"I was really trying to break the track record here, honestly, but I’m happy we’re starting from pole for Race 1. I made a couple mistakes during the session that had I not made, I could’ve gotten closer to breaking it. I’m not sure if I would’ve been faster, but there were just a few extra ones that I wanted to get but it wasn’t quite enough. The car felt great and I’m really happy with the No. 27 Mazda."

Ryan Norman No. 48 JOURNEY MAZDA
• STARTING POSITION: 2nd
• QUALIFYING TIME: 1:11.7350
"I felt really good in today’s qualifying session. I took a cool-down lap with about four laps to go and we put it together the last couple laps. I feel consistent and I think we will have a good race car tomorrow. It’ll be important to get a good start and stay consistent throughout the entire race. Hopefully I can bring home my first Indy Lights win here in my home state, in front of all my friends and family."

Colton Herta No. 98 ANDRETTI-STEINBRENNER RACAING / CURB MAZDA

• STARTING POSITION: 3rd
• QUALIFYING TIME: 1:11.8219
"Obviously, I would’ve liked to start on the pole, but starting from third isn’t too bad – we can win the race from there. The race tomorrow will be interesting and the start will be very important since we’re starting on the front-straight and you can get a run-on on the back-straight."

Qualifying Results Race 1

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Team
1 27 Patricio O'Ward 1:11.312 –.—- –.—- 16 Andretti Autosport
2 48 Ryan Norman 1:11.735 0.4232 0.4232 18 Andretti Autosport
3 98 Colton Herta 1:11.822 0.5101 0.0869 18 Andretti Steinbrenner Racing
4 9 Aaron Telitz 1:11.838 0.5258 0.0157 16 Belardi Auto Racing
5 5 Santi Urrutia 1:12.112 0.8004 0.2746 16 Belardi Auto Racing
6 28 Dalton Kellett 1:12.295 0.9835 0.1831 18 Andretti Autosport
7 23 Victor Franzoni 1:12.380 1.0685 0.0850 17 Juncos Racing

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