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.
|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|