At the end of the only practice for the Firestone Indy Lights, it was Andretti Autosport driver Stefan Wilson at the top with a speed of 96.254 mph.
“We just went out there to see how the car was reacting, and the car was good straight out of the box,” Wilson said. “The track can change from year to year, so you never know how it’s going to be for the first practice. We had a few things nailed down that we wanted to try; some worked, some didn’t. I think we found some things that will help us move forward in a good direction for the rest of the weekend here in Toronto.”
Rookies Estban Guerrieri (95.863) and Josef Newgarden (95.428) were second and third, respectively.
“For myself, it’s very important to find the right way in the track because there are plenty of bumps, but yes it was fun,” Guerrieri commented.
Daniel Herrington and Peter Dempsey rounded out the top five. Dempsey’s deal with Andretti Autosport just came together in the middle of the week has a lot of people watching him to see how he’ll do.
“My first practice went as well as we had expected,” he said. “It’s great Stefan was quickest out there because it gives us some good stuff to work off of. I felt pretty comfortable with the car. Adapting to a new car, especially on a street course that’s a little bumpy, is always a bit difficult. Overall we were pretty happy with practice. We aimed for a top five and that’s where we finished.”
David Ostella was sixth, followed by Gustao Yacaman, Victor Carbone, Anders Krohn and Bruno Andrade. The practice saw no issues for any of the drivers.
Indy Lights qualifying will take place on Saturday at 11:45am EST with the race on Sunday at 12:15pm.