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Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Will Power denies Scott Dixon in practice two

Will Power, Penske, Mid-Ohio IndyCar 2013A last-gasp effort from Will Power was rewarded with the bragging rights after the second IndyCar practice session at Mid-Ohio.

Penske driver Power registered a 1m05.4332s on his final lap to take the top spot from Ganassi's Scott Dixon, who had also done his best time right at the end but finished up 0.01 seconds short.

Until the last couple of minutes the benchmark had been Ryan Hunter-Reay, whose time was still good enough for third-fastest ahead of Dario Franchitti, while series debutant Luca Filippi did a great job to finish up fifth for Bryan Herta Autosport.

Fellow first-timer James Davison's day ended with the Australian in 19th, while Dale Coyne Racing team-mate Justin Wilson's afternoon was derailed by an engine problem that restricted the Englishman to just two flying laps.

The afternoon was interrupted by two brief stoppages, the first coming when James Hinchcliffe went off at Turn 11 and the second when Tony Kanaan hit the tyres at Turn 12, although both were able to rejoin the session later.

Pos  Driver              Team/Car         Time        Gap
 1.  Will Power          Penske/Chevy     1m05.4332s
 2.  Scott Dixon         Ganassi/Honda    1m05.4469s  +0.0137s
 3.  Ryan Hunter-Reay    Andretti/Chevy   1m05.5018s  +0.0686s
 4.  Dario Franchitti    Ganassi/Honda    1m05.7019s  +0.2687s
 5.  Luca Filippi        Herta/Honda      1m05.7364s  +0.3032s
 6.  Charlie Kimball     Ganassi/Honda    1m05.7692s  +0.3360s
 7.  Marco Andretti      Andretti/Chevy   1m05.7796s  +0.3464s
 8.  James Hinchcliffe   Andretti/Chevy   1m05.7939s  +0.3607s
 9.  Simon Pagenaud      Schmidt/Honda    1m05.8653s  +0.4321s
10.  Simoa de Silvestro  KV/Chevy         1m05.8714s  +0.4382s
11.  Tony Kanaan         KV/Chevy         1m05.9295s  +0.4963s
12.  Helio Castroneves   Penske/Chevy     1m05.9422s  +0.5090s
13.  Sebastien Bourdais  Dragon/Chevy     1m06.0223s  +0.5891s
14.  Josef Newgarden     Fisher/Honda     1m06.0886s  +0.6554s
15.  Tristan Vautier     Schmidt/Honda    1m06.0979s  +0.6647s
16.  EJ Viso             Andretti/Chevy   1m06.1083s  +0.6751s
17.  Oriol Servia        Panther/Chevy    1m06.1330s  +0.6998s
18.  Graham Rahal        Rahal/Honda      1m06.2438s  +0.8106s
19.  James Davison       Coyne/Honda      1m06.4680s  +1.0348s
20.  James Jakes         Rahal/Honda      1m06.5809s  +1.1477s
21.  Sebastian Saavedra  Dragon/Chevy     1m06.6246s  +1.1914s
22.  Takuma Sato         Foyt/Honda       1m07.3160s  +1.8828s
23.  Ed Carpenter        Carpenter/Chevy  1m07.7526s  +2.3194s
24.  Justin Wilson       Coyne/Honda      1m10.3923s  +4.9591s
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