Pato O’Ward outdueled title rival and Andretti Autosport/Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing stablemate Colton Herta to take the pole for Sunday’s Mazda Iowa 100 for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
O’Ward’s average of 161.669 mph just barely edged Herta’s average of 161.489 mph. O’Ward entered the weekend trailing Herta by 17 points.
Ryan Norman and Dalton Kallett qualified third and fourth for Andretti Autosport, with Santi Urrutia and Aaron Telitz ending up fifth and sixth for Belardi Auto Racing. Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni, the most recent Indy Lights winner, will start seventh.
Results are below. The Mazda Iowa 100 rolls off at 12:15 p.m. (11:15 a.m.).