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Conor Daly Wins Pole at Iowa

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted June 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm Star Mazda

Conor Daly Earns Pole Position in Iowa
(photo: Ryan – Junior Open Wheel Talent)

Conor Daly watched the entire field go out and qualify before taking his turn at Iowa’s 0.875 mile tri-oval in the #22 Juncos Racing Star Mazda car. The top spot was traded several times throughout the session but Conor stole the show, nipping Joao Victor Horto by 0.151 seconds to earn his third pole position of the season.  In the process of earning pole, Daly set a new track record (21.933) – becoming the first driver in Star Mazda history to crack the 22-second mark. Andersen Racing’s Mikael Grenier took third.

Anders Krohn and Jorge Goncalvez rounded out the top-five.  Minnesota’s Chris Miller earned his career-best Star Mazda qualifying result with a lap of 22.287, good for sixth.  Connor De Phillippi, who is Miller’s JDC teammate, ended up seventh.

Tristan Vautier, Caio Lara and David Ostella rounded out the top-10, respectively.  Tonight’s 100-lap race is scheduled to be run at 7:15 p.m. CST.

Full Results and more photos after the jump. I’ll see if I can’t piece together a few quotes for you later.

Star Mazda Qualifying Results

  1. Conor Daly 21.933
  2. Joao Horto
  3. Mikael Grenier
  4. Anders Krohn
  5. Jorge Goncalvez
  6. Chris Miller
  7. Connor De Phillippi
  8. Tristan Vautier
  9. Caio Lara
  10. David Ostella
  11. Rusty Mitchell
  12. Nick Andries
  13. Tatiana Calderon
  14. JW Roberts
  15. Carlos Linares

Star Mazda Qualifying – Iowa Speedway 2010

Conor Daly Earns Third Pole of 2010 at Iowa
(photo: Ryan – Junior Open Wheel Talent)
Joao Horto Prepares for Star Mazda Qualifying
(photo: Ryan – Junior Open Wheel Talent)
Mikael Grenier Qualifies the No. 17 Third at Iowa
(photo: Ryan – Junior Open Wheel Talent)

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