MOTEGI, JAPAN - New Zealand's Scott Dixon has secured the pole position for Sunday's Indy Japan at Twin Ring Motegi.
The Target Chip Ganassi driver posted the best lap of 1 minute, 38.3918 seconds Saturday to edge Team Penske driver Will Power of Australia by 0.0276 seconds.
American driver Graham Rahal was third. They were followed by Ryan Briscoe of Australia in fourth, Canadian rookie James Hinchcliffe in fifth and defending champion Helio Castroneves in sixth.
The deadly March 11 earthquake damaged the 1.5-mile oval at Twin Ring, so Sunday's race will be held instead on the recently repaved 14-turn road course.