Barber Indy Lights: Zach Veach takes pole position
|By Mark Glendenning||Friday, April 25th 2014, 21:06 GMT|
Zach Veach took pole position for the first race in this weekend's Indy Lights double-header at Barber.
The Andretti driver, who also claimed pole at Long Beach a fortnight ago, produced a 1m17.6582s lap to move to the top of the timesheets with around seven minutes remaining, and his time stood until the chequered flag.
Before Veach made his move, the driver to beat had been his main title rival Gabby Chaves.
The Colombian did manage to improve his time in response to Veach, but not by enough to make a difference.
Indeed, it was not even enough for him to retain a place on the front row, with Alex Baron sneaking into second by just 0.06 seconds.
The grid for the second race on Sunday will be nominally based upon the second-fastest lap times from Friday's sole qualifying session, with the caveat that drivers can improve upon their starting positions if they post a lap faster than their qualifying time in Saturday's race.
Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap 1. Zach Veach Andretti 1m17.3743s 2. Alex Baron Belardi 1m17.5252s +0.1509s 3. Gabby Chaves Belardi 1m17.5905s +0.2162s 4. Luiz Razia Schmidt 1m17.6632s +0.2889s 5. Jack Harvey Schmidt 1m17.8060s +0.4317s 6. Matthew Brabham Andretti 1m17.8990s +0.5247s 7. Juan Pablo Garcia Schmidt 1m18.0670s +0.6927s 8. Juan Piedrahita Schmidt 1m18.1319s +0.7576s 9. Zack Meyer Moore 1m18.3625s +0.9882s 10. Vittorio Ghirelli Moore 1m18.4303s +1.0560s 11. Lloyd Read Herta 1m19.1670s +1.7927s 12. Scott Anderson Fan Force 1m19.5499s +2.1756s