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Wilson tops time chart during Indy practice

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm Indy Lights

Indy Lights veteran Stefan Wilson topped the time chart late in today’s 18-car practice session at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson was the only driver to crack the 190 mph barrier.

Drivers will return to action on May 27 for the Freedom 100 at IMS — the first oval race of the season.

Victor Garcia (3rd overall) was the quickest rookie on track Friday. Josef Newgarden was fourth quick, followed by Duarte Ferreira who bumped fellow rookie Rusty Mitchell to sixth overall late in the session.

While the actual times don’t mean much at this point, here’s the final standings (featuring best lap speed) following today’s incident-free session.

Firestone Indy Lights
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Practice 5.13.11

  1. Stefan Wilson 190.571 miles per hour
  2. Gustavo Yacaman 189.841
  3. Victor Garcia 189.341
  4. Josef Newgarden 189.266
  5. Duarte Ferreira 189.220
  6. Rusty Mitchell 189.183
  7. Peter Dempsey 189.048
  8. Jorge Goncalvez 188.840
  9. Juan Pablo Garcia 188.562
  10. Anders Krohn 188.549
  11. Esteban Guerrieri 188.138
  12. Brandon Wagner 187.854
  13. Victor Carbone 187.464
  14. Bryan Clauson 187.419
  15. Mikael Grenier 187.175
  16. David Ostella 187.156
  17. James Winslow 186.436
  18. Chase Austin 184.944
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