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Herta pips Dixon to Laguna Seca pole

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Sunday 22nd September, 2019 - 11:20am

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Colton Herta has pipped Scott Dixon to pole position for the IndyCar finale at Laguna Seca as all four title contenders made the Fast Six.

Herta (#88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda) clocked a 1:10.1405s in the final minute and while Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) subsequently improved, he still fell 0.0426s short.

Alexander Rossi (#27 Andretti Autosport Honda) took third and will share the second row with series leader Josef Newgarden (#2 Team Penske Chevrolet), who outbraked himself at Turn 2 while a chance at knocking off Herta in the final minute.

James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda) slotted himself in among the four vying for the championship while Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske Chevrolet) qualified sixth.

Will Power (#12 Team Penske Chevrolet) was bumped out of the top six late in the second part of qualifying and is set to start from seventh position.

Highlights: Qualifying

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