Andretti Autosport Road America Qualifying Report
 June 18, 2021| 
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INDY LIGHTS GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA POWERED BY AER
QUALIFYING [RACE 1] DEBRIEF
06.18.2021

 

The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship returns to Road America at the halfway point of the 2021 season and the field continues to grow tighter. Danial Frost put down a flyer lap around the 4.014-mile road course to capture pole position for Saturday's Race 1 - the first of his Indy Lights career. Frost's Andretti Autosport teammates Devlin DeFrancescoKyle Kirkwood and Robert Megennis qualified third, fourth and eighth respectively for Race 1.

Saturday's action at Road America begins with qualifying for Race 2 at 9:20 a.m. CT followed by Race 1 at 2:55 p.m. CT on Peacock.
DANIAL FROST
No. 68 DEN-JET DALLARA
RACE 1
STARTING POSITION
QUALIFYING TIME
1
01:55:5938
"I’m really happy, I did not expect to have the gap that we’ve got, but my first Indy Lights pole really means a lot. We’ve been working really hard to get to the top step, so we’re one step away from getting our first victory. I’m just grateful we were able to conquer that in qualifying. I like Road America for some reason. We’ve been getting good results, so I really can’t complain. I’m happy at Road America."

 

DEVLIN DEFRANCESCO
No. 17 POWERTAP DALLARA

Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
RACE 1
STARTING POSITION
QUALIFYING TIME
3
01:56:0995
"Big congrats to Danial (Frost), but a scrappy run for me at the end, so that’s a bit disheartening. It's a big rebound from Detroit to be in the top three again, and I think we can make something happen from there."

 

KYLE KIRKWOOD
No. 28 ROAD TO INDY / COOPER TIRES / CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS CLUB DALLARA
RACE 1
STARTING POSITION
QUALIFYING TIME
4 01:56:1233
"We’ve been really quick all through testing, practice, and I felt pretty solid there in qualifying. We were one of the only ones to run a single set of tires. We found that tires here are worth so much on the track. You do one heat cycle on it and you instantly lose a second. I think even though we’re fourth in qualifying, we’re ahead of everyone because we have a set of tires, so that’s really important. Now, everyone will really be in the same playing field for the second qualifying session, and we’ll see how we all stack up."

 

ROBERT MEGENNIS
No. 27 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DALLARA
RACE 1
STARTING POSITION
QUALIFYING TIME
8
01:56:5380
"I think we could’ve been a little quicker on our one set of tires. I went into Turn 1 on our flying lap and flat-spotted the right front, so that held us back. That’s where the half-second was to the other guys that ran the one set. I’m actually feeling pretty good for the race. We’re starting further back then we would want to, but I think we’ll be good in terms of tires and everything else during the race. We have good race pace and we’ve been quick all weekend. The track was super greasy today, so hopefully we can have some grip and it will be a little easier tomorrow in Qualifying 2."

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