Colton Herta has taken a lights-to-flag victory in Indy Lights race 2 at Saint Petersburg, Florida. The American finished ahead of Santiago Urrutia and Patricio O’Ward, in his second race in the series.
The second race of the weekend started with Colton Herta (Andretti Steinbrenner Racing) keeping the lead at turn 1 ahead of Santiago Urrutia (Belardi Auto Racing) and Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) who overtook Dalton Kellet (Andretti Steinbrenner Racing).
When the green flag was back on track on lap 6, Juan Piedrahita (Team Pelfrey) spun off and lost his fifth position, while yesterday’s race winner, Aaron Telitz (Belardi Auto Racing) overtook Shelbly Blackstock (Belardi Auto Racing) for seventh position.
The rookie driver then overtook the BRDC F3 champion, Matheus Leist (Carlin) for sixth position. Up in front was Kellet who was overtook by Patricio O’Ward (Team Pelfrey). The Mexican driver then catch Kaiser in the battle for third. O’Ward overtook the Californian driver before the second caution of the race.
This one was due to Kellet spun at turn 8. The Andretti driver broke his front-wheel. This situation was only for two laps, because when the race returned to green flag, Kaiser take the third position back on O’Ward.
But Garth Rickards (Carlin) crashed out at turn 3 causing the last yellow flag period of the race.
From then on, Herta controlled the race in the lead, ahead of Urrutia. O’Ward closed the podium position after a gran manoeuvre on Kaiser at turn 2.
|1||Colton Herta (R)||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing||45 Laps|
|2||Santiago Urrutia||Belardi Auto Racing||1,779|
|3||Pato O’Ward (R)||Team Pelfrey||3,972|
|4||Kyle Kaiser||Juncos Racing||5,605|
|5||Aaron Telitz (R)||Belardi Auto Racing||7,066|
|6||Shelby Blackstock||Belardi Auto Racing||10,449|
|7||Zachary Claman de Melo||Carlin||11,106|
|8||Nicolas Dapero (R)||Juncos Racing||13,482|
|9||Ryan Norman (R)||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing||19,731|
|10||Juan Piedrahita||Team Pelfrey||21,815|
|11||Matheus Leist (R)||Carlin||29,588|
|12||Dalton Kellett||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing||1 Lap|
|13||Garth Rickards (R)||Carlin||Contact|
|14||Nico Jamin (R)||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing||Contact|