"He has been stellar all weekend," team owner Sam Schmidt, who recorded his 53rd Firestone Indy Lights win, said of Vautier.
Vautier swept the bonus points for earning the Sunoco Pole Award and leading the most laps on the 2.04-mile, 13-turn temporary street circuit. He won by 15.3783 seconds over Gustavo Yacaman, who got past Guerrieri on Lap 4 after their cars made contact battling for second entering the sharp right-hand Turn 1.
"This win feels great. From the start of the weekend the car was hooked up," said Vautier, who turned 23 on Aug. 22. "I’d like to thank Sam (Schmidt) and Mazda for putting me in the car this weekend. We scored lots of points so that was very good for us with an oval at Fontana coming up next. We have to stay focused and arrive ready in California."
Indy Lights Results:
|5||9||Peter Dempsey||1 LAPS||2.7091||33||1:25.6460||11||Running|
|6||7||Oliver Webb||1 LAPS||10.4133||22||1:25.7570||4||Running|
|7||4||Jorge Goncalvez||1 LAPS||18.1968||15||1:26.9083||8||Running|
|8||8||Adderly Fong||1 LAPS||7.9791||25||1:25.2696||6||Running|
|9||76||Juan Pablo Garcia||2 LAPS||1 LAPS||11||1:26.0211||7||Running|
|10||26||Carlos Munoz||6 LAPS||3 LAPS||21||1:24.6367||12||Mechanical|
|11||27||Sebastian Saavedra||6 LAPS||8:11.7043||27||1:23.9799||3||Running|
|12||42||Emerson Newton-John||32 LAPS||26 LAPS||3||1:31.4953||10||Contact|
|13||3||Victor Carbone||35 LAPS||3 LAPS||0||0||13||DNS|