New Start Procedure; Rossi Leads Final Practice

Indycar as updated the starting procedure for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Portland. Cars will be allowed top accelerate at the exit of turn 12. BY doing so, the series hopes to avoid what has become annual first turn carnage by spreading out the cars. The start may look more ragged than ususal, but avoiding the first turn chaos is better.

Alexander Rossi had the fastest time in this afternoon’s final warmup. The 30 minute session ran without incident.Most cars took a couple drives through the escape road in turn1 for practice.

The crowd today seemed a bit down from the last time I was here, and there looked to be fe3wwer food vendors than I remember.

This will do it for today’s coverage. thanks for following along.