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Iowa: Heat race results

Helio Castroneves won pole position for this weekend's IZOD IndyCar Series event at Iowa Speedway after dominating his qualifying heat race on Saturday evening.
Helio Castroneves was impossible to stop on Saturday, converting his earlier track record-setting blistering pace in the heats qualifying session to a dominating performance in Heat 3 to win him provisional pole on the grid for Sunday's Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway.

Earlier, Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato emerged one and two in the largely processional Heat 1, which allowed them to take part in the 'pole shootout' third heat as reward. Dixon's success was in stark contrast to his team mate Dario Franchitti who finished a lap off the leaders and gets a grid position near the back for the main race as a result.

In a rather more entertaining Heat 2, Graham Rahal emerged victorious after being made to work for it, coming through the field in thrilling fashion to take the lead from Ed Carpenter with four laps to go, with both men progressing to the pole shootout heat as reward when the race ended prematurely for James Jakes hitting the wall on lap 48.

Heat 1 results

1. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda 50 laps
2. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Honda + 0.7768s
3. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA Honda + 2.2856s
4. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet + 2.6547s
5. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR Honda + 1 laps
6. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Honda + 1 laps
7. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Chevrolet + 1 laps
8. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Chevrolet + 1 laps
9. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda + 1 laps

Heat 2 results

1. #15 Graham Rahal RLL Honda 50 laps
2. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 0.5428s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Honda + 2.1748s
4. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Honda + 3.998s
5. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt Honda + 16.5997s
6. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda + 17.4519s
7. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM Chevrolet + 1 laps
8. #16 James Jakes RLL Honda + 2 laps Accident
9. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Chevrolet + 3 laps

Heat 3 results

1. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet 50 laps
2. #12 Will Power Penske Chevrolet + 3.148s
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet + 4.439s
4. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet + 4.9046s
5. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda + 6.5829s
6. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 8.3003s
7. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Honda + 11.295s
8. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing Chevrolet + 16.0737s
9. #15 Graham Rahal RLL Honda + 1 laps
10. #4 Oriol Servià Panther Chevrolet + 1 laps



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Dario Franchitti at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
James Jakes at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves in action at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates after qualifying fastest Saturday, August 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Power, the 2014 Champion Driver, has an outside chance to repeat during this final race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates after qualifying fastest Saturday, August 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Power, the 2014 Champion Driver, has an outside chance to repeat during this final race of the season. (Photo by Sam Cobb/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Power, the 2014 Champion Driver, has an outside chance to repeat during this final race of the season. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates after winning the pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates after winning the pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates after winning the pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates after winning the pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power being interviewed after winning the pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Penske`s Will Power during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on pit lane prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal sits in his Honda machine on pit lane during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power watches track activity from his pit stand during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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