Power Parks on Pole, Chevy Rules

By on March 24, 2012

This is the view the other 25 drivers will get of Will Power in his Verizon #12 (photo by Rodney Meyering)

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Will Power set the best time today on the streets of St. Petersburg and will sit on the pole.  His time of 1.013721 was a track record.

But the big qualifying story the top five qualifiers were all Chevy engines with Honda ranking only three in the top ten.  This makes me wonder, will it be called the

It takes "Will-Power" to set the pole at St. Petersburg (Photo by Rodney Meyering)

Chevy Grand Prix of St. Petersburg next year?

This is the second year in a row which mark a major rule change in the IZOD IndyCar Series.  Last year you may recall it was “double file restart mayhem.”  This year a rebuilt car with three different engine manufacturers Chevy, Honda and Lotus.

Ryan Briscoe finished just .16 seconds behind teammate Power making it an all Penske front row. This gives series sponsor IZOD a great photo op as Briscoe drives the house car. (Photo by Rodney Meyering)



RANK # ENGINE TIME
1 12 Will Power C 1.01.3721
2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 1.01.5357
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.01.9321
4 27 James Hinchliffe C 1.01.9701
5 3 Helio Castroneves C 1.01.9987
6 77 Simon Pagenaud H 1.02.1095
7 9 Scott Dixon H 1.01.7636
8 26 Marco Andretti C 1.01.7895
9 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.01.8699
10 10 Dario Franchitti H 1.01.9570
11 38 Graham Rahal H 1.02.0233
12 14 Mike Conway H 1.02.5084
13 5 EJ Viso C 1.02.5146
14 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.02.2009
15 15 Takuma Sato H 1.02.6015
16 18 Justin Wilson H 1.02.2538
17 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.02.6506
18 4 JR Hilebrand C 1.02.4426
19 67 Josef Newgarden H 1.02.7155
20 19 James Jakes H 1.02.5271
21 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.02.8218
22 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.03.0437
23 22 Oriol Servia L 1.02.8771
24 20 Ed Carpenter C 1.03.3591
25 6 Katherine Legge L 1.04.1654
26 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.05.6858
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