Alex Lloyd makes it three-in-row
Alex Lloyd completed a sweep of the Indy Pro Series doubleheader on the streets of St. Petersburg, matching the effort last year by Guthrie Racing's Raphael Matos. Lloyd, who inherited the lead when race leader Jonathan Klein was penalized for blocking on Lap 20, has won all three races this season and will look to tie the record of Thiago Medeiros for consecutive Indy Pro Series victories at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in May.
Results Sunday of the Indy Pro Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Race 2 event April 1 at the 1.8-mile Streets of St. Petersburg, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, laps completed and reason out (if any) and money earned:
1. (6) Alex Lloyd, 40, Running $22,000
2. (9) Wade Cunningham, 40, Running $17,000
3. (1) Bobby Wilson, 40, Running $13,500
4. (5) Hideki Mutoh, 40, Running $11,000
5. (7) Robbie Pecorari, 40, Running $10,500
6. (10) CR Crews, 40, Running $10,000
7. (24) Phil Giebler, 40, Running $9,750
8. (23) Jaime Camara, 40, Running $9,500
9. (15) Joey Scarallo, 40, Running $9,000
10. (22) Ken Losch, 40, Running $8,750
11. (21) Micky Gilbert, 40, Running $8,500
12. (8) Chris Festa, 40, Running $8,000
13. (18) Matt Jaskol, 40, Running $7,750
14. (4) Jonathan Klein, 40, Running $7,500
15. (19) Richard Antinucci, 39, Running $7,000
16. (17) Jon Brownson, 39, Running $6,500
17. (13) Andrew Prendeville, 38, Running $6,000
18. (14) Logan Gomez, 38, Running $5,000
19. (12) Brad Jaeger, 37, Running $4,000
20. (3) Stephen Simpson, 25, Mechanical $3,000
21. (20) Tom Wieringa, 22, Mechanical $2,000
22. (11) Mike Potekhen, 12, Contact $1,250
23. (16) Sean Guthrie, 12, Contact $0
24. (2) Jay Howard, 1, Contact $0
Winner's average speed: 73.723 mph
Time of race: 58:35.8707
Margin of victory: 0.2542 of a second
Cautions: 5 caution flags for 18 laps
Lead changes: 2 among 3 drivers
Lap leaders: Klein 1-20, Wilson 21, Lloyd 22-40.
Point standings: Lloyd 155, Mutoh 107, Wilson 91, Festa 83, Pecorari 80, Crews 70, Cunningham 68, Camara 63, Simpson 61, Prendeville 60.
ALEX LLOYD (No. 7 Lucas Oil/Isilon/Sam Schmidt Motorsports, winner Indy Pro Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg #2 ): "I can't put it into words. What a start to the year. I hoped we could get two; I thought two would be a fantastic start. This last race, I wasn't sure if we could get it together. Coming from sixth, the competition in front of me was going to be very hard. Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Lucas Oil have up together a great team. Everybody pulled together and they have all weekend, all last weekend, all winter. I think the results of the effort that everyone put into it are paying off."
WADE CUNNINGHAM (No. 27 Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc., finished second): "It's been a tough weekend in general. We came into the season with no testing, and then we struggled with getting clean laps in practice and qualifying. We were just trying to go with a setup that would be good for the race. Yesterday, it looked like we were going to be sixth and get the pole for today, but then we got collected on the last lap. It was a struggle to come from ninth today but we made the most of the car and the opportunities with the yellows."
BOBBY WILSON (No. 1 Ocala Gran Prix, finished third): "We talked about not blocking during the drivers' meeting and that was definitely not the case out there today on the track. Some people get away with it and some people don't. I tried to keep it clean, but you're only as clean as the next guy. Whoever makes the first move, it just goes from there and get worse."
HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 55 Panther Racing, finished fourth): "I am little disappointed in my result since I planned to move up more positions but I learned alot from this weekend. It is still the second race event so I want to keep concentrating on learning the track and keep trying to move up the position in the race. I would like to thank my team for giving me a great car and support. Looking forward to the next race and do better."
ROBBIE PECORARI (No. 13 Cabo Wabo Tequila, finished fifth): "The race was good until couple incidents and little blocking. Besides that it was a good race. I ended getting hit on the start in Turn 1 but was able to rebound for a top-five."