Scott Dixon led the opening practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio. The NTT Indycar Series session ended with a mix of Hondas and Chevys in the top ten. Dixon’s best lap was 1:06.097. Spencer Pigot finished second with a 1:06.245 circuit. Points leader Josef Newgarden was fourth quick, 0.209 seconds behind. The other championship contenders had mixed results. Simon Pagenaud was third, 0.169 behind Dixon. Alexander Rossi ended the session 13th, more than a second down to the leader.
Jack Harvey was 11th quick in his return to the series with Meyer Shank Racing. R. C. Enerson, driving his first Indycar race in three years for Carlin Racing, was 21st. Enerson completed a session high 24 laps. Felix Rosenqvist was the fastest rookie. He finished eighth, 0.508 seconds off Dixon’s lap.
The next Indycar practice is at 3:15 pm EDT.
A couple more photos from this morning: