Aaron Telitz was in his own postal code at Road America on Friday, qualifying on pole position by over a second for tomorrow’s first of two Pro Mazda Championship.
Telitz’s fastest lap of 2:04.782 was 1.046 seconds quicker than that of his nearest rival – Jake Parsons, who was second-quickest and comprises the second half of an all-rookie front row for the first Pro Mazda race at Road America since 2010, when the series was named Star Mazda.
Indeed, rookie drivers locked out the first two rows of the grid, as reigning USF2000 champion Nico Jamin qualified third, and Argentine Nicolas Dapero went fourth-fastest.
Championship leader Patricio O’Ward will start from fifth – the worst starting position for the Mexican all season.
With only ten cars on the starting grid, Will Owen in sixth and the debuting TJ Fischer in seventh will lead the three Expert Class drivers, headed by Bobby Eberle in eighth, Kevin Davis in ninth, and Bob Kaminsky rounding out the field in tenth.