Herta pips Dixon to Laguna Seca pole
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.