Jamies Chadwick in the No.28 VEXT Dallara made history at Road America on Saturday as she becme the first female INDY NXT presented by Firestone driver to score a NTT P1 pole award on a permanent road course and only the third female in history to claim a P1 award in INDY NXT after Sarah Fisher and Pippa Mann, who was the last female driver to score a pole position which came on the Homestead Miami Speedway oval in 2010.

Speaking after setting a qualifying time of 01:51.0333s, Chadwick said:

“I’m so happy. “We struggled a little bit this weekend chasing balance. When (teammate) Louis (Foster) did the lap he did, I knew we would have a good car. Track conditions improving, this is our shot in our group, as well. I really thought we could make the most of this opportunity.

“It’s going to be a tough day tomorrow, but I’m confident in what we can do.”

Chadwick is joined on the front row by her teammate, Louis Foste, giving Andretti Global a front row lock-out while Josh Pierson starts the race in third place, with championship leader Jacob Abel in fourth place.

Reece Gold starts the race from fifth place just ahead of Caio Collet and Bryce Aron. Callum Hedge starts the race in eighth place. Michael d’Orlando starts from ninth while Myles Roe rounds out the top ten.

Yuven Sundaramoorthy starts the race from 11th while Ireland’s Jonathan Browne starts the race from 12th place for HMD Motorsports. Nolan Allaer starts P13 just ahead of Salvador de Alba Jr. Jordan Missig starts the race from 15th just ahead of Christian Bogle while James Roe in the No.29 Topcon Andretti Global Dallara had a tough qualifying as he starts the race from 17th place just ahead of Kiko Porto and Jack William Miller.

Niels Koolen rounds out the top twenty while Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Lindsay Brewer rounds out the grid in 21st place having failed to set a time in qualifying.


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