Aussie Ryan Briscoe has scored his first pole of the season in the first oval event of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series at Kansas Speedway today.
Briscoe scored pole ahead of Kiwi Scott Dixon and last year’s champion Dario Franchitti.
“It’s great to win the pole,” said Briscoe.
“Team Penske has picked up from where it left off at Homestead last year. That’s a good sign.
“Hopefully it’s a sign of speed to come at Indy, as well.”
Two drivers who beat the bigger and more established teams were Hideki Mutoh (Newman/Haas Racing) and Canadian Alex Tagliani (FAZZT Race Team).
Series leader Will Power qualified in seventh place.
RESULTS: IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying – Kansas Speedway
|1.||#6||Ryan Briscoe||Team Penske||212.145|
|2.||#9||Scott Dixon||Target Chip Ganassi Racing||211.298|
|3.||#10||Dario Franchitti||Target Chip Ganassi Racing||211.235|
|4.||#06||Hideki Mutoh||Newman/Haas Racing||211.236|
|5.||#77||Alex Tagliani||FAZZT Race Team||210.887|
|6.||#14||Vitor Meira||AJ Foyt Enterprises||210.675|
|7.||#12||Will Power||Verizon Team Penske||210.672|
|8.||#3||Helio Castroneves||Team Penske||210.467|
|9.||#7||Danica Patrick||Andretti Autosport||210.429|
|10.||#24||Mike Conway||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing||210.336|