INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay was the faster of two qualifiers for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday. Rain washed out the rest of the session.
The defending Indy 500 champion had a four-lap average of 229.845 mph. Carlos Huertas was the only other car to complete a run, posting an average of 228.235.
Three-time series champion Scott Dixon, one of the pole favorites, went 231.357 on his first lap of qualifying but light rain brought out the yellow flag on his second lap. Heavier rain fell later and forced organizers to revise Sunday's schedule.
Each car will now get one attempt with the top 30 being locked into the starting grid for the May 24 race. The nine fastest will compete in an afternoon shootout, with a 45-minute session for bumping.