Colombians 1-2 in Indy Lights race at Long Beach
Starting from the pole position, Carlos Munoz has won today's Firestone Indy Lights race in Long Beach, driving the No. 26 Dialy-Ser machine. Gabby Chavez, another Colombian, was 2nd followed by Zach Veach.
This is the fourth career Firestone Indy Lights victory (in 15 starts) for the 21-year-old native of Colombia. His most recent win came last week at the Legacy 100 in Birmingham, Ala.
Munoz previously raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries from 2010-2011 and competed in the Formula Renault Eurocup from 2007-2009.
"In the beginning I think I did a really good start, so Jack (Hawksworth) got nervous or something and there was a big crash behind me, I don't know what really happened I just saw it in the mirrors," said Munoz. "After that it was my race, I knew that Peter (Dempsey) and Jack were some of my two biggest competitors on the track for the championship and they were out, so I was taking it easy. The main key was to finish, but it was a really good car for a second victory of the season, I had a really great car."
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Results Sunday of the Long Beach 100 Firestone Indy Lights event on the 1.968-mile Streets of Long Beach, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, laps completed and reason out (if any):
1. (1) Carlos Munoz, 41, Running
2. (5) Gabby Chaves, 41, Running
3. (10) Sage Karam, 41, Running
4. (8) Jorge Goncalvez, 41, Running
5. (9) Matthew Di Leo, 40, Running
6. (6) Juan Pablo Garcia, 11, Contact
7. (7) Mikael Grenier, 11, Contact
8. (3) Zach Veach, 0, Contact
9. (4) Peter Dempsey, 0, Contact
10. (2) Jack Hawksworth, 0, Contact
Winners average speed: 80.578
Time of Race: 01:00:04.9293
Margin of victory: 2.2190
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Lead changes: 0
Munoz 1 - 41
Point Standings: Munoz 133, Hawksworth 112, Karam 102, Chaves 99, Dempsey 90, Goncalvez 90, Garcia 84, Veach 76, Di Leo 30, Grenier 26.