Scott Dixon has led the opening practice session for the IZOD IndyCar Series weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dixon, the odds-on favorite heading into the weekend with four wins in the last six years at Mid-Ohio, topped the timesheets at 1:05.7096.
Dario Franchitti, Dixon’s Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, was second ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay, who is desperately in need of a good weekend after three tough races in a row.
Simon Pagenaud and James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top five. The session didn’t have any red flag interruptions.
The second practice session of the day will follow at 3:30 p.m. ET.