Third of the four pilots in today's race getting ready... it's Melanie Astles to fly next
Although not racing here, Florian Berger is in the lead overall with 28 points... followed closely by Daniel Ryfa and Kevin Coleman
Astles is in the air and makes her way into the track...
That's not bad at all – 1:17.053 puts Astles in 2nd place with Kevin Coleman to fly...
Coleman is our third US pilot here at Indy and he's been pretty excited all week long!
- Pylon Hit!
Last pilot for the Challenger Cup race here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Coleman will be devastated with that pylon hit!
- Pylon Hit!
And there goes another one!
That is not what he planned :(
It's 1:24.503 with 6s in penalties and a 4th place result...
CHALLENGER CUP RESULT:
We're back again for the Round of 8 and straight into the Final 4 here at Indy and we cannot wait!
This penultimate round of the 2016 season is already shaping up to be a thrilling ride!
Here are the pairings for the Round of 8:
And Pete McLeod is off first against Nicolas Ivanoff... and he almost missed out after making a mess of things in the Round of 14
Due to a DQ against his R14 heat rival Chambliss, McLeod gained a place unexpectedly
He's into the track and needs to avoid the earlier penalty at gate 13...
That's fantastic! Clean and fast, it's 1:04.525
France's Nicolas Ivanoff up next and he was .5s behind that time in the Round of 14 so he's got his work cut out