Dixon takes Lights pole

Series leader Scott Dixon claimed pole for the second Indy Lights race of the season at the Milwaukee Mile

Dixon takes Lights pole

The PacWest driver set the pace in pre-race testing at the venue and continued that form in qualifying.

He believes that starting positions will prove crucial in tonight's race.

"It is important to start from the front here," Dixon said. "It is certainly going to be hard to pass once the race gets going. You can't get close to the car in front because of the high downforce, any passing is going to require a pretty brave move.

"Lapped traffic is certainly going to play a role in the outcome because if you lose any momentum at all it takes a long time to get back up to race speed."

Dixon's team-mate Tony Renna is fourth, sandwiching Dorricott Racing duo Jason Bright and Casey Mears.

Jonny Kane, polesitter for round one at Long Beach in April, will start ninth for Team KOOL Green.

Qualifying positions from Milwaukee:

1 Scott Dixon PacWest 23.975s
2 Jason Bright Dorricott 24.058s
3 Casey Mears Dorricott 24.085s
4 Tony Renna PacWest 24.164s
5 Mario Dominguez Team Mexico 24.172s
6 Chris Menninga Conquest Racing 24.194s
7 Jeff Simmons Team KOOL Green 24.282s
8 Townsend Bell Dorricott 24.316s
9 Jonny Kane Team KOOL Green 24.550s
10 Felipe Giaffone Conquest Racing 24.570s
11 Rudy Junco Jr Mexpro 24.590s
12 Todd Snyder Brian Stewart Racing 24.640s
13 Rodolfo Lavin Jr Brian Stewart Racing 24.870s
14 Cory Witherill Genoa Racing 24.993s
15 Luis Diaz Team Mexico 25.288s
16 Geoff Boss Lucas Motorsports 25.813s
17 Andy Boss Lucas Motorsports 26.631s

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