Hawksworth storms to Lights pole

Hawksworth storms to Lights pole

Indy Lights

Hawksworth storms to Lights pole


Jack Hawksworth made a huge last-lap gain to secure pole for the Firestone Indy Lights race around the streets of Baltimore.

The Briton was already on the top spot as the drivers headed out for their final run. He found an extra half a second and a crucial pole position was his.

Carlos Munoz improved to earn a front-row starting position in his Andretti Autosport car. His improvement bumped Gabby Chaves to third, while Sage Karam, who held pole early on, but damaged his nose later in the session, will start fourth.

Following a crash in practice in the morning, Peter Dempsey’s Belardi Auto Racing team had to make some swift repairs and the Irishman lines up fifth.

There were two red flags in the session, both caused by Giancarlo Serenelli. He was barred from taking part in the rest of the session as a punishment.

Pos  Driver               Team         Time        Gap 1.  Jack Hawksworth      Schmidt      1m24.4910s 2.  Carlos Munoz         Andretti     1m24.9924s  +0.5014s 3.  Gabby Chaves         Schmidt      1m24.9938s  +0.5028s 4.  Sage Karam           Schmidt      1m25.1211s  +0.6301s 5.  Peter Dempsey        Belardi      1m25.5112s  +1.0202s 6.  Zach Veach           Andretti     1m25.6487s  +1.1577s 7.  Matthew Di Leo       MDL/Dragffy  1m26.4814s  +1.9904s 8.  Dalton Kellett       Pabst        1m26.6269s  +2.1359s 9.  Jorge Goncalvez      Belardi      1m26.8998s  +2.4088s10.  Giancarlo Serenelli  Belardi11.  Juan Pablo Garcia    Moore