Toronto Honda Indy |  Colton Herta takes the pole

Toronto Honda Indy | Colton Herta takes the pole

(Toronto) Colton Herta took over the Honda Indy in Toronto, IRL.

Posted on July 16

Herta won by 59.2698 seconds in qualifying on Saturday.

“It couldn’t have been better,” said the 22-year-old American, who was fastest in the second session. We made some small adjustments and were very fast in the afternoon. »

Scott Dixon, a three-time winner of the event, finished second in 59 3592.

He is at 51 career wins, just one victory away from tying Mario Andretti, second in IndyCar history at this point. AJ Foyt reigns with 67 wins.

Third place at the start will go to Josef Newgarden (59.5257s), on the road circuit of the Exhibition Place.

Torontonian Devlin DeFrancesco, an IndyCar qualifier, finished 12the, in 1:14.8882. He was punished in the second session.

“This event is the first IRL race I attended, when I was 12 years old,” said the 22-year-old driver. I was on the last bend. »

Dalton Kellett, of Stoufville, Ont., will be 23 years olde during the start signal. He had engine trouble in qualifying.

The race was not held in 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic.

The defending champion is Simon Pagenaud.