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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)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 AAA.com Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, races fastest to win the pole during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 AAA.com Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, finishes second fastest during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Power will start in the front row next to teammate Helio Castroneves who won the pole position. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Penske Truck Rental Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finishes third fastest during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Pagenaud and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Will Power had the fastest qualifying times. Castrovenes won the pole position. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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