Colton Herta has taken the pole position for Indy Lights race 2 at Saint Petersburg, Florida. The driver of Andretti Steinbrenner will start ahead of Santiago Urrutia and his team mate Dalton Kellet.

In the early stages of the qualifying, Zachary Claman de Melo (Carlin) was leading with a lap time of 1:10.4627, which was quickly improved by Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) with a 1:07.7831.

The track was improving and at half point of the session, Colton Herta (Andretti Steinbrenner Racing) was the quickest ahead of Santiago Urrutia (Belardi Auto Racing) and Kaiser.

Lap times were improving and five minutes later, the rookies Patrico O’Ward (Team Pelfrey) and Aaron Telitz (Belardi Auto Racing) put themselves on the first two positions despite the small differences with the whole field.

It was in the latest 5 minutes that all the drivers were improving the lap times, especially Herta with 3 minutes remaining. The 16 years-old driver beat the barrier of 1min 07s, and then improved his lap time by 3 tenths of second, assuring his maiden pole position in Indy Lights.


Pos Driver Team Lap Time Laps
1 Colton Herta (R) Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 1:06.546 23
2 Santiago Urrutia Belardi Auto Racing 0,192 22
3 Dalton Kellett Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 0,471 21
4 Pato O’Ward (R) Team Pelfrey 0,529 21
5 Kyle Kaiser Juncos Racing 0,727 18
6 Nico Jamin (R) Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 0,741 19
7 Neil Alberico Carlin 0,797 22
8 Juan Piedrahita Team Pelfrey 0,808 21
9 Zachary Claman de Melo Carlin 0,873 21
10 Aaron Telitz Belardi Auto Racing 0,924 19
11 Shelby Blackstock Belardi Auto Racing 0,963 21
12 Matheus Leist (R) Carlin 0,982 21
13 Nicolas Dapero (R) Juncos Racing 1,158 19
14 Ryan Norman (R) Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 1,696 19
15 Garth Rickards (R) Carlin 2,2150 19