England's Justin Wilson claimed his first-ever Champ Car pole position in Portland on Saturday.
Wilson was set for a top-three finish
Wilson, who lost his drive at Formula One team Jaguar last year, held on to the top spot he earned on Friday.
The RuSport driver, joined by team-mate AJ Allmendinger on the front row, now has a great chance to finally end his podium drought in Sunday's race.
Wilson said: "It's going to be a very long race. Some strategy is going to come into play and a lot of patience."
Paul Tracy will start third and his Canadian compatriot Alex Tagliani will start fourth.