The Chevrolet-powered teams flexed their collective muscle during Saturday morning’s practice for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America.
Led by Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Will Power, the Bowtie brigade had the five fastest laps of the 45-minute session.
Kanaan turned a 1m42.658s lap in the NTT Data Chevy of Chip Ganassi – just a fraction faster than teammate Scott Dixon’s best of 1m42.669s in the Clorox Chevrolet. And Power was the only other driver to break the 1m43.00s barrier with a 1m42.849s lap in the Verizon Chevy.
Rookie Max Chilton continued to look comfortable on legendary 4-mile road course with a circuit of 1m43.045s and points leader Simon Pagenaud checked in fifth fastest at 1m43.097s in the Menard’s Chevy.
The best Honda was Ryan Hunter-Reay in sixth at 1m43.128s in the DHL Special of Michael Andretti.
Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz lost an engine early in the session and teammate Alexander Rossi was hit in the head by a piece of his broken front wing. He shook it off and continued after replacing the wing.
Graham Rahal, the fastest in Friday’s running, was only 12th fastest at 1m43.418s in the Gehl Honda.
Josef Newgarden, driving with a broken right clavicle and bone in his right hand, wound up 13th best of the 22 drivers with a lap of 1m43.436s in the Dirct Supply Chevy.
Qualifying gets underway at 4 p.m. ET.
Combined results after third practice: