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Sonoma: Sunday warm-up times

In the final track opportunity before the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday afternoon, Scott Dixon claimed the honours for Ganassi ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Ganassi continued to set the pace in the final practice session at Sonoma Raceway before the green flag comes out for the start of the 85-lap GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday afternoon.

Instead of pole winner Dario Franchitti (who ended the session fifth fastest) it was his team mate and fellow front row man Scott Dixon who topped the final half-hour practice of the weekend with a time of 1:18.9674s (108.728mph)

That putt the Kiwi almost half a second faster than Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay, was was in turn a similar margin ahead of his team mate Marco Andretti and KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan.

There were no significant incidents or stoppages during the warm-up. However, only 24 cars participated in the session, as the Dale Coyne Racing team was forced to spend the time changing out the engine in the #18 car.

Not only did that deprive James Davison some valuable time in the car ahead of only his second IZOD IndyCar Series race outing, the unapproved engine change also means a ten-place grid drop for the start of the race. As a result, Davison will give up his 21st place on the grid and will now start from the back row.

Sunday warm-up times

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 108.728mph 1:18.9674s (17 laps)
2. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 108.130mph 1:19.4041s + 0.4367s (16 laps)
3. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 107.442mph 1:19.9130s + 0.9456s (15 laps)
4. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 107.411mph 1:19.9361s + 0.9687s (15 laps)
5. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 107.234mph 1:20.0677s + 1.1003s (15 laps)
6. #12 Will Power (C) 107.209mph 1:20.0869s + 1.1195s (20 laps)
7. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 107.188mph 1:20.1026s + 1.1352s (17 laps)
8. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 107.034mph 1:20.2174s + 1.2500s (14 laps)
9. #5 EJ Viso (C) 106.898mph 1:20.3199s + 1.3525s (15 laps)
10. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 106.834mph 1:20.3673s + 1.3999s (17 laps)
11. #4 Ryan Briscoe (C) 106.740mph 1:20.4385s + 1.4711s (18 laps)
12. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 106.675mph 1:20.4877s + 1.5203s (16 laps)
13. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 106.648mph 1:20.5080s + 1.5406s (17 laps)
14. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 106.609mph 1:20.5372s + 1.5698s (17 laps)
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 106.565mph 1:20.5702s + 1.6028s (21 laps)
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 106.416mph 1:20.6830s + 1.7156s (15 laps)
17. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 106.376mph 1:20.7140s + 1.7466s (12 laps)
18. #16 James Jakes (H) 106.299mph 1:20.7720s + 1.8046s (15 laps)
19. #98 JR Hildebrand (H) 105.847mph 1:21.1170s + 2.1496s (17 laps)
20. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 105.838mph 1:21.1240s + 2.1566s (18 laps)
21. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 105.786mph 1:21.1635s + 2.1961s (17 laps)
22. #78 Simona De Silvestro (C) 105.704mph 1:21.2267s + 2.2593s (18 laps)
23. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 104.949mph 1:21.8113s + 2.8439s (15 laps)
24. #97 Lucas Luhr (H) 104.908mph 1:21.8434s + 2.8760s (16 laps)

Total Laps: 393



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Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #1 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, qualified 4th Saturday, August 24, 2013 for Sunday`s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Hunter-Reay at the Sonoma open test - Wednesday, August 21 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Dario Franchitti during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway on Friday, August 23 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Davison at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 - Friday, August 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
James Davison at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 - Friday, August 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon at the Sonoma open test - Wednesday, August 21 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe in the St. Petersburg paddock following practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The Andretti Autosport team go to work on Ryan Hunter-Reay`s car on pit lane in St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Hargrove - 8Star Motorsports
Matt Brabham, Andretti Autosport, Indy Lights [Credit: Matt Brabham]
Stefano Coletti is strapped into his KV Racing Technologies Chevrolet on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe leaves his pit stall during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe chats with his engineers during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti navigates the Turn 8-9 Esses complex during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
KV Racing Technologies go to work on Stefano Coletti`s Chevrolet during Tuesday`s Open Test session at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ganassi team mates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan talk tactics Graham Rahal during open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe rolls down pit lane during open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on track for open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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