Scott Dixon topped the last practice session ahead of qualifying for the Indy 500 this weekend.
Dubbed ‘Fast Friday’ due to drivers having an additional 90hp to expend, Dixon rocketed to an average speed of 233.302 mph on his best lap – the fastest time of the month.
For those not familiar with the imperial system, that is an average speed of 375.463 kph.
The Kiwi walked away from the day with a healthy margin over second-place Colton Herta, whose best lap was a 232.784 mph.
Honda looked to have a clear speed advantage today as they locked out ten of the first 11 runners.
The highest ranked Chevrolet-powered runner was McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward in sixth.
Four Chip Ganassi Racing cars were ensconced in the top five, with the power house squad turning up the wick.
“I think all four of our cars look very strong,” Dixon said.
“The good thing for us is we have a lot of good data to look at tonight. You know, we’re slightly different to the other three cars.
“But you know, Ericsson, Kanaan, and Palou look very strong. Palou’s last run was stout.”
The other Kiwi in the field was Scott McLaughlin who ended up 24th fastest.
By way of comparison, the best placed Penske runner was Josef Newgarden who ended up 22nd.
Will Power and Simon Pagenaud were a lowly 29th and 30th.
The best non-tow lap was set by Alexander Rossi who ended up seventh overall.
Attention now turns to qualifying for the Indy 500, which begins on Sunday at 4 am.
|25||Juan Pablo Montoya||230.366|
|32||Simona De Silvestro||229.477|