Blocker paces final full day of Open-Wheels 500 practice

Blocker paces final full day of Open-Wheels 500 practice

With the second annual Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race just two days away, the 33 drivers set to participate are shoring things up before Sunday’s 200-lap event at iRacing’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

During today’s seven-hour session, Adam Blocker of Powerslide Motorsports led the way in his No. 74 Dallara-Chevrolet, posting a best lap of 40.173 seconds (224.031 miles per hour). 

On Sunday, Blocker will start eighth on the grid, the middle spot in Row 3. In second place, teammate Hugo Olson finished .189 of a second behind Blocker. The upstart driver from Club Scandinavia has flourished in his short time with Powerslide and will start sixth on Sunday.

3-Crowns Racing’s Jesper Ohrman (an Open-Wheels 500 rookie), Interlagos Motorsport’s Wilson Neto (starting 2nd) and Matt Holibaugh of All American iRacers w/ Gonzalez Motorsports completed the top five. 

In all, 10 of 33 starters completed a lap during the final full day of practice. First alternate driver Rob Powers also turned laps in the practice session, ensuring he is ready if his number is called this weekend.

There will be one more single-hour practice to be held on Saturday, the day before the 500.

Up Next

The Day Before the 500 will be held this Saturday, featuring a special morning edition of Today at the 500, plus the public drivers meeting and the final practice – all on Open-Wheels TV beginning at 9:00 AM Eastern.

Continuing the ‘Day Before’ fun will be RaceSpot TV, who picks up coverage at 2:00 PM Eastern and will show both the Veterans 100 and Pit Stop Competitions in their entirety.

Race day for the 2020 Open-Wheels 500 presented by Mitchell Transmissions is Sunday, November 15.

The Today at the 500 Pre-Race Show will begin at 9:00 AM Eastern (live on which will carry all of the traditional ceremonies – such as Taps, the National Anthem, Back Home Again in Indiana, and more!

Following the pre-race show is the live, worldwide broadcast of the second annual Open-Wheels 500 on RaceSpot TV – their coverage beginning at 11:30 AM Eastern with a scheduled green flag of 11:45 AM.

Stay tuned to for in-depth coverage of the 2020 Open-Wheels 500 presented by Mitchell Transmissions, as well as our social media channels for the latest news and updates on this year’s ‘500’.

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