Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo in the No.19 Paysafe Honda endured a tough qualifying session for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham on Saturday.

The Canadian set a fastest time of 01:08.5531s and speaking following the session he said:

“On the bright side, it was our best qualifying result this year, but it’s frustrating because the #19 Paysafe car was really good and I think we had the potential to make it to the second round. We were faster than some guys on Firestone Reds with our black tires. It’s unfortunate that we didn’t get a chance to go out on the Reds in the final minutes of the session because of the Red Flag cutting it short but I think we’ll be fine for the race.”

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