Roger Yasukawa led third-day qualifying Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as 10 more cars qualified for the 91st running of the Memorial Day Classic on May 27. It sets the stage for an exciting “Bump Day” of final qualifying on Sunday, with as many as four driver/car combinations battling for the final starting position, or “bumping” their way into the field based on qualifying speed.
Drivers yet to make the field include rookie Phil Giebler, who started a strong qualifying run this afternoon,averaging more than 221 mph, before crashing in Turn 2 on his final lap; veterans Richie Hearn and P.J. Jones; and second-year IndyCar racer P.J. Chesson.
Roger Yasukawa (#24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) on leading second-weekend qualifying:
“It actually was an easy run for us, a piece of cake. The team gave me an excellent car and this is a fantastic result for us. I can’t wait for race day and my fifth Indy 500.”