Bright takes pole on Lights debut

Australian rising star Jason Bright made a spectacular Indy Lights series debut by qualifying on pole in the first session at Long Beach

Bright takes pole on Lights debut

New Zealand's Scott Dixon makes it an all-Antipodean front row at present, lining up second fastest.

Title favourite Jonny Kane was third in the lead Team KOOL Green car, inheriting the place after PacWest's Tony Renna had his time disallowed for a technical infringement on the rear wing.

'The series officials agree that we were not intentionally doing anything illegal to improve performance but at the same time the car did not meet the guidelines set out in the rule book,' said team manager Ziggy Harcus.

Soheil Ayari, who is combining a Lights programme with top team Brian Stewart Racing and a Formula 3000 drive in Europe with Martello/Coloni, was only 17th quickest on his US debut.

Qualifying order after first session:















































































1


Jason Bright


Dorricott Racing


2


Scott Dixon


PacWest


3


Jonny Kane


Team KOOL Green


4


Casey Mears


Dorricott Racing


5


Felipe Giaffone


Conquest Racing


6


Mario Dominguez


Team Mexico


7


Todd Snyder


Brian Stewart Racing


8


Andy Boss


Lucas Motorsports


9


Townsend Bell


Dorricott Racing


10


Rodolfo Lavin Jr


Brian Stewart Racing


11


Chris Menninga


Conquest Racing


12


Jeff Simmons


Team KOOL Green


13


Luis Diaz


Team Mexico


14


Geoff Boss


Lucas Motorsports


15


Rudy Junco Jr


Mexpro


16


Rolando Quintanilla


Conquest Racing


17


Soheil Ayari


Brian Stewart Racing


18


Cory Witherill


Genoa Racing


19


Tony Renna


PacWest

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