Meyer Shank Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda says that claiming pole was hard.

The Swede claimed his sixth career pole for Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach which was Meyer Shank Racing’s first NTT P1 Award.

It was hard. “Honestly, I didn’t think I had it because I had a big tank-slapper out of (Turn) 5. This is a hard-fought one. It doesn’t come easy. Every lap out there, you’re flirting with the walls. That was a fun one.”

Team co-owner Mike Shank was delighted with the result saying:

Felix did a great job and it is fantastic to have the speed that we did today, especially with (President of HRC) Koji Watanabe here to see Honda get another INDYCAR pole. “We’ve had a strong start to the year with good pace and now our next mission is to bring home a big result tomorrow.”

Tom Blomqvist will start the race from 15th and speaking following the action he said:

This weekend has been a bit of a struggle to be honest. I didn’t have a lot of confidence in the car. It didn’t help that I missed some time in the first practice session and it is such a competitive series that if you are on your backfoot a little bit, it can be hard to catch up. We’ll continue to work on it and be ready for tomorrow.”

Share This