Qualfying at the Runoffs

Posted by Rob Bodel on 9/26/2017 to News
Qualfying at the Runoffs

Elliot Finlayson regained the pole in the second day of qualifying for the SCCA Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Finlayson ran a best time of 1:40.363. That lap beat the 1:41.175 turned by Brandon Aleckson of Campbell, CA. Paul Schneider slotted in 3rd with Flinn Lazier 4th and Justin Gordon rounding out the top five.

Finlayson, from Yorkville, IL, ran the fast time of day 1 as well, but lost that time after his fuel test failed. As a result he started d...ay 2 from the back of the grid and work his way to some clean track to get a good lap in.

In all 36 cars took a time for the GPFour race during the 2017 Runoffs. Other notable drivers in round 2 of qualifying were David Budres in 6th and Sabre' Cook, the only female driver on the grid, in 7th. Alex Scaler, Dan Opperman, and Quinten Nelson rounded out the top 10.

Round 3 of qualifying will be Wednesday morning with each driver having a chance to better their time and starting position for Sunday's race.

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