Scott Dixon set the fastest lap of the weekend so far with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 7.7940 seconds in the second practice session for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Friday afternoon.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver led Ryan Hunter-Reay, the fastest in practice 1, by a margin of 0.0494 seconds in a session which saw the top 19 drivers all separated by less than a second.
Dixon’s teammate, Felix Rosenqvist. was third fastest with a time of 1 minute, 7.8867 seconds, followed by Team Penkse’s Josef Newgarden and Patricio O’Ward’s Carlin Racing Chevrolet. 2018 Long Beach champion Alexander Rossi finished the session 6th fastest.
Some surprising names were to be found further down in the practice results. Will Power finished the session 14th fastest, and last weekend’s winner, Takuma Sato, finished the session 18th quickest.
Three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais ended the session 19th quickest, though with a third practice session tomorrow morning, don’t be surprised to see all three drivers find speed and qualify towards the front of the pack during NTT P1 qualifying tomorrow afternoon.
The 45 minute practice session was stopped only once, when the reg flag came out with 23 minutes remaining due to Matheus Leist stalling in turn 9. The green flag came back 5 minutes later after crews removed Leist’s A.J. Foyt Racing machine from the racing surface.