Lexington, OH – On Friday, Team Penske dominated the speed charts at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the first practice, all four were found in the top seven of the speed chart. In the second session, they were all in the top nine.
But, in the third session of the weekend on Saturday morning, Honda’s jumped to the top of the speed chart.
Alexander Rossi set the quick time with a lap around the 2.258-mile road course of 1:04.2303-seconds in his No. 98 Honda. He’s shaping up to be a very solid sleeper this weekend as he was 11th and fifth respectively in the two practices on Friday.
Rossi’s Andretti Autosport teammate of Takuma Sato was P2 with a lap of 1:04.3272-seconds in his No. 26 Honda.
Two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers were third and fourth respectively, with five-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon (1:04.4696-seconds) being third and Tony Kanaan (1:04.5067-seconds) fourth.
Toronto winner Josef Newgarden rounded out the top five turning a lap of 1:04.5579-seconds in his No. 2 Chevrolet.
The top four speeds were all Honda’s, including seven of the top nine and nine of the top 12. That’s a massive change from what we’ve seen on natural road courses this season.