Verizon IndyCar Series rookie RC Enerson, driving the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda for Dale Coyne Racing was the star of qualifying for the Hitachi IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.
Enerson will start Sunday’s race from 11th place just ahead of Josef Newgarden after setting a fastest qualifying lap of 01:23.9907s. Speaking following the session he commented by saying:
That’s crazy to make it to the second round in only my second IndyCar qualifying. I didn’t expect it with the way the weekend was going. We were running towards the back a bit, trying to figure things out but these guys hit it with the car right on. We still have a little bit of work to do on what we want to do for race set up but starting 11th, I’m OK with that! We can’t really do much better than that right now. We got into the second group and anything else was a bonus!
Conor Daly in the No.18 Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group Honda will start the race from 17th place after setting a qualifying time of 01:24.2606s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
The car was good. That’s the nice thing. The Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality car was really fast and it felt good on the Firestone Reds. I haven’t seen the pit lane exit violation, I was just following Hunter-Reay out in front of me. I don’t feel like I crossed any lines so to have something like that destroy a qualifying session, again is pretty disappointing. It’s a shame because even though we got one final lap the car was coming to us quite well. At least we have a fast car, it’s just upsetting to be starting near the back.