Simon Pagenaud and Mikhail Aleshin finished 1-2 in Race 2 on June 29 at the Grand Prix of Houston.
The 10-turn NRG Park in Houston, Texas has a reputation for punishing drivers physically with numerous bumps on its concrete surface.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports removed downforce before making qualifying attempts.
Simon Pagenaud won the first Verizon IndyCar Series race on the IMS Grand Prix road course by .8906 of a second over Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Simon Pagenaud finished fourth, while his rookie teammate Mikhail Aleshin placed 22nd.
Last year Schmidt Peterson Motorsports win ts first two IndyCar Series wins and place third in the championship with Simon Pagenaud behind the wheel.
Jack Hawksworth was the fastest of the Indy Lights racers. INDYCAR adds point-of-reference "courtesy zones" to the outside edges of each pit box
Simon Pagenaud fought to the front of the field for a fifth-place finish, while Tristan Vautier overcame contact on multiple occasions to finish 12th.
Competition has been fierce at the 2.385-mile permanent road course as teams began with an open test Wednesday and push through to Sunday's race.
Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports scored its first win with Honda-power at Race 2 in the Indy Dual in Detroit with Simon Pagenaud at the wheel.
Pagenaud and Vautier return to action for the IZOD IndyCar Series' second double-header race weekend July 13 and 14 at the Honda Indy Toronto.
Vautier was the first car to qualify, and the No. 55 car posted a two-lap average speed of 218.575 mph. Pagenaud ran a two-lap qualifying average speed of 218.859 mph in the afternoon heat.
Simon Pagenaud and Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports leave Texas Motor Speedway 6th place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship with 194 points.
Shank has moved on from open-wheel car ownership but will be targeting plans for an opportunity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 500.
2012 Firestone Indy Lights champion Tristan Vautier kept a secret during the recent Rolex 24 Hours event in Daytona, FL. The Frenchman moved up to IndyCar for the 2013 season.