Sam Schmidt Motorsports' Victor Carbone took pole for this weekend's Indy Lights race in Toronto after a close battle with his teammate Esteban Guerrieri.
Carbone spent the last few minutes of the session trading fastest times with Guerrieri before securing his advantage with a 1min20.2282s. A late spin by Belardi's Jorge Goncalvez denied Guerrieri a final chance to reclaim the top spot.
Thunderstorms before the qualifying round forced a short delay before the green flag could be waved, and the wet track posed a challenge right to the end.
Carloz Munoz (Andretti Autosport) was sidelined for having triggered two red flags, while his teammate Sebastian Saavedra also fell victim to a spin.
Gustavo Yacaman (Team Moore) held the top spot for the majority of the session, but finished third, just ahead of Schmidt duo Tristan Vautier and Oliver Webb.
Qualifying results* – Indy Lights (Toronto)
1.Victor Carbone - Schmidt - 1min20.228s
2.Esteban Guerrieri - Schmidt - 1min20.335s
3.Gustavo Yacaman - Moore - 1min20.784s
4.Tristan Vautier - Schmidt - 1min20.976s
5.Oliver Webb - Schmidt - 1min21.532s
6.Peter Dempsey - Belardi - 1min21.847s
7.David Ostella - Moore - 1min22.013s
8.Sebastian Saavedra - Andretti - 1min22.381s
9.Jorge Goncalvez - Belardi - 1min23.471s
10.Juan Garcia - Jeffrey Mark - 1min24.442s
11.Carlos Munoz - Andretti - no time