Carlin and Jones take Americans to school again in Indy Lights

This is the only view other drivers had of Ed Jones all weekend

The opening lap of the 45-lap Indy Lights 2nd race on the streets of St. Petersburg was exciting. At the start turn one looked like a an accident about to happen as the front of the pack was 3 wide, however, lap one was clean all the way through.

R.C. Enerson had a mechanical failure early on in the fourth lap and brought out the only yellow of the race.

Ed Jones held the lead from start to finish, but the real battles turned out to be for third and fourth between American Spencer Pigot and ex-F1 driver Max Chilton, and seventh and eighth place between Brabham and Serralles.

At the start, Pigot moved from fourth to third, proving again that passing is extremely difficulty in St. Petersburg, and barring anything out of the ordinary you finish where you qualify. In fact, had Pigot not got the jump Chilton on the start, it most likely would have been a different name on P3.

The bad news – not a lot of passing, the good news – a clean fast race. The podium ends up as expected. Ed Jones P1, Jack Harvey P2, and Spencer Pigot P3. Wayde Alfarone reporting from St. Petersburg.

Results

P No Name Laps FTime Diff Gap Led ST Status Speed
1 11 Ed Jones 45 1:06.867 45 1 Active 94.978
2 42 Jack Harvey 45 1:06.994 9.0708 9.0708 0 3 Active 95.002
3 12 Spencer Pigot 45 1:07.355 14.7997 5.7289 0 5 Active 95.938
4 14 Max Chilton 45 1:07.238 15.4050 0.6053 0 2 Active 95.656
5 18 Kyle Kaiser 45 1:07.401 22.3426 6.9376 0 7 Active 94.859
6 8 Scott Hargrove 45 1:07.440 24.3055 1.9629 0 4 Active 95.431
7 83 Matthew Brabham 45 1:07.141 25.2708 0.9653 0 6 Active 95.418
8 4 Felix Serralles 45 1:07.061 27.3016 2.0308 0 8 Active 95.901
9 5 Juan Piedrahita 45 1:07.814 38.5682 11.2666 0 10 Active 94.641
10 77 Scott Anderson 45 1:07.739 38.9756 0.4074 0 11 Active 94.660
11 51 Shelby Blackstock 45 1:07.592 39.6795 0.7039 0 12 Active 94.928
12 71 Ethan Ringel 45 1:07.740 40.4068 0.7273 0 13 Active 94.789
13 7 RC Enerson 4 1:08.095 7.9586 1.2010 0 9 Mechanical 95.161

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