Las Vegas:Australia's Will Power won his second pole in three races on Saturday, claiming the No 1 starting position for Champ Car's Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Paul Tracy of Canada earned the spot on the outside of the front row by taking the provisional pole in Friday's qualifying.
Power, who won his first Champ Car pole last fall in his native country, was easily the fastest driver on Saturday.
He turned a lap of 1 minute, 17.629 seconds on the 3.927-km street circuit.
Robert Doornbos of the Netherlands, one of eight rookies in the field, will start third after posting the next best lap of 1:18.515, just a few ticks faster than Alex Tagliani at 1:18.850.
Simon Pagenaud of France, another first-year driver, who clocked a 1:18.961.
Heralded rookie Graham Rahal, son of longtime racing star Bobby Rahal, crashed in the morning practice and had to move to his backup car, which had never been driven on a racetrack.
The 18-year-old Rahal still wound up in 10th place at 1:19.710.