By Patrick Stephan

Still trying to get my bearings here in St. Pete, but the action is already coming in fast and furious.  Going to be a busy day!  Here is the timesheet for the first Star Mazda practice session.  Timothe Buret from Montepellier, France put the Juncos Racing car in P1.  Like the USF2000 session, the track was mostly dry, but with a few damp areas remaining.

Also like the USF2000, we got a red flag.  I believe it was for a car in to the wall in turn three, but haven’t confirmed the car number yet.  Once I can do that, I will update again.

Buret did a 1:12.660 to best Neil Alberico.  That is much closer to the track record as the track is really picking up some grip.  Conor Daly has the qualifying and overall record with a 1:10.352, which he set in 2010.  Jack Hawksworth has the fastest race lap at 1:11.439 that he did in 2012.

Now on the track is the new Dallara IL-15 for the Indy Lights Series.  Going to head outside to catch some of that action.

Pos Car Name FTime Diff Laps FL Team
1 6 Timothe Buret 1:12.660 0.000 19 15 Juncos Racing
2 3 Neil Alberico 1:12.794 0.1339 21 17 Cape Motorsports w/WTR
3 22 Weiron Tan 1:12.901 0.2408 20 12 Andretti Autosport
4 5 Garett Grist 1:12.950 0.2895 19 19 Juncos Racing
5 19 Raoul Owens 1:13.115 0.4541 22 20 JDC MotorSports
6 23 Will Owen 1:13.323 0.6630 20 15 Juncos Racing
7 7 Jose Gutierrez 1:13.358 0.6971 19 10 Juncos Racing
8 10 Florian Latorre 1:13.429 0.7684 19 17 Cape Motorsports w/WTR
9 82 Pato O’Ward 1:13.582 0.9217 20 19 Team Pelfrey
10 81 Santiago Urrutia 1:13.611 0.9500 18 11 Team Pelfrey
11 28 Dalton Kellett 1:13.805 1.1441 18 10 Andretti Autosport
12 91 Kyle Connery 1:13.873 1.2123 19 16 JDC MotorSports
13 2 Daniel Burkett 1:13.874 1.2131 20 16 Cape Motorsports w/WTR
14 54 Michael Johnson 1:14.541 1.8809 18 16 JDC MotorSports
15 14 Alessandro Latif 1:14.567 1.9069 20 18 World Speed Motorsports
16 13 Bobby Eberle(E) 1:16.658 3.9976 18 15 World Speed Motorsports
17 26 Parker Nicklin 1:16.686 4.0260 18 10 JDC MotorSports
18 37 Jay Horak(E) 1:17.218 4.5572 18 17 M1 Racing