For the first time since the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, AJ Foyt Racing secured both cars into the Firestone Fast 12 qualifying session for the Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America.
Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year Benjamin Pedersen in the No.55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet scored his career-best qualifying position as the Danish American will start the Sonsio Grand Prix from tenth place. Pedersen set the fastest time of 01:41.4989s and speaking following the action he commented saying:
Hey Benjamin Peterson here at driver the number 55 Sexton properties team Chevy IndyCar really good. Good week so far we struggled a bit in the beginning but the whole team did a tremendous job to recover to qualify well. Best-Ever qualifying for me my IndyCar career. Not that I’ve had very many, but yeah, P10. As a rookie made into the fast 12 Yeah, just huge momentum for the whole team, especially coming off the month of May. But yeah, very, very proud of everyone. And yeah, we’re just getting better and better and better. Everyone’s working really hard. And yeah, starting a race p 10. And looking forward to tomorrow for the race day.”
Santino Ferrucci had a fantastic day in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet set his best qualifying position since the Indianapolis 500 as he will start the race from 11th place with a time of 01:41.6314s and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“To have both of our cars to be starting next to each other is a huge feat considering where this road course program was a year ago. So you know, we’ll just keep working on it. I feel our car doesn’t wear the tires out so excited for the race. It’s just it’s a fun track. The repave is really nice. So hats off to this place. It’s phenomenal. I mean, I was actually surprised to hear that they were going to repave it because I really liked the old track but driving on the new the new pavement I just like it that much more.”
There will be a final race day warm-up on Sunday morning which will be the last opportunity for the team to dial in their race setup.