Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Gehl Honda set the fastest time in the second session for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit. Rahal who suffered problems this morning set a fastest time of 01:43.0224s completing 19 laps ending the session just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet.
Despite running off the track during the session Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet was third fastest completing 12 laps with a fastest time of 01:43.7031s. Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 DeVilbiss Chevrolet was 4th fastest setting a time of 01:43..7427s.
Carlos Munoz in the No.26 Andretti Autosport Honda was fifth fastest with a fastest time of 01:43.7699s.
Max Chilton was sixth fastest in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing with Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet in seventh place for Team Penske ending the session just ahead of reigning series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Clorex Chevrolet. Ryan Hunter Reay was ninth fastest for Andretti Autosport in the No.28 DHL Honda while his team mate Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol/Edge Curb Honda rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:43.8530s.
Takuma Sato ended the day in 11th place for AJ Foyt Racing Honda just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.27 Snapple Honda.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden felt no ill affects from his injuries as the driver of the No.21 Direct Supply ended the session in 13th place and speaking following the session he said that the car felt good and that he hopes that he will be in a position to challenge for victory in Sunday’s race.
KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais ended the session in 14th place with a time of 01:43.9059s ending up just ahead of series points leader Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menard’s Chevrolet.
Jack Hawksworth was 16th fastest in the No.41 ABC Supply Co AJ Foyt Racing Honda despite stopping on track bringing out the red flags ending the session with three minutes to go. The Englishman ended the day just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly who set the 17th fastest time.
It was a disappointing afternoon for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda and Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda ended the session in 18th and 19th place respectively just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Gabby Chaves.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet was 21st fastest while Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet rounded out the order in 22nd place.