Kellymoss racer Riley Dickinson scored his first-ever Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America win here at the Indianapolis Motorsport Speedway 12 months ago – since that day, the Texan has continued an incredible charge, which included scoring pole position at “The Brickyard” today.
Remarkably, Dickinson has added seven more victories to his resume and currently holds a 102-point lead in the Pro championship standings.
In qualifying today, he stopped the clocks at 1 minute, 24.953 seconds – the fastest ever seen in three years of Carrera Cup competition here in Indianapolis.
McElrea Racing’s Australian racer Tom Sargent will join Dickinson on the front row after qualifying second, with JDX Racing’s Alex Sedgwick in third place.
“There’s so much history here, so to get my first pole here in Indianapolis is something pretty special,” Dickinson said.
“A huge thank you to everyone at Kellymoss, as always. They’ve been working extremely hard behind the scenes, and we’ve been putting in the work and effort to get to this position.
“It’s been a great day for our team. My teammate Sean Varwig qualified really well, and Efrin Castro is on the pole in Pro-Am.
“This is where I scored my first win last year, which was really special. We’ve been working on bringing some of the lessons we learned here last year and putting them to good use to hopefully get back to victory lane again.”
In the Rafa Racing Club Pro-Am class, Castro again showed his impressive speed by scoring pole position today. The Dominican Republic-born racer arrives in Indianapolis after scoring back-to-back victories at Road America.
However, at Indianapolis this weekend, he’ll face stiff competition from inside his own team, with Alan Metni returning to Carrera Cup competition this weekend. After winning the Pro-Am championship last year, Metni has stepped up the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alongside Porsche Motorsport North America Selected Driver, Kay van Berlo.
Metni qualified second-fastest today ahead of Canadian racer, Marco Cirone.
The Am class will again feature a battle of the teammates. MDK Motorsports founder Mark Kvamme leads the championship by 34 points, but his teammate Scott Noble keeps closing the gap.
Noble set the fastest time in qualifying today ahead of his team boss, Kvamme with Wright Motorsport’s John Goetz third fastest.
The Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup combatants will contest two races this weekend over the IMSA Battle on the Bricks weekend. Saturday’s 40-minute race goes green at 2:30 pm, with Sunday’s final race scheduled for 9:40 am.