Finishing third and scoring his second podium of the weekend was Connor De Phillippi, driving the #2 Juncos Racing / ModSpace Racing / One24 Mazda; he won this race from the pole last year. Walt Bowlin won the Expert Series race-within-a-race for drivers 30 and older, finishing 16th overall in his #23 AIM Autosport / Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Mazda.
"This win is a great victory for me personally, for the JDC Motorsports team and my sponsors, CLARO and Marca Colombia," said a jubilant Chaves, who also set the fastest race lap. "I had a very fast car yesterday even though I finished second to Jack, and today, as soon as the race started, I felt very much in control and was able to pull out a good gap and work on driving each lap as perfectly as possible. We have had a very consistent season, with nine podium finishes, but now that I know what a Star Mazda victory tastes like, I'll go to the final race at Petit Le Mans in a few weeks hungry for another one."
Of the other battles being fought this weekend, Hawksworth, a rookie in the series, clinched the Rookie of the Year title as well as the series championship, and his team, Team Pelfrey, clinched the team championship. And with six in-class victories, Walt Bowlin also won the Expert Series championship.
Suffering most from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune this weekend was Sage Karam and the Andretti Autosport team. A pair of off-course excursions in yesterday's Race 1 put an end to his hopes of snatching the championship away from Hawksworth, and today, after starting 4th and running with the leaders, had a suspension failure put an end to his day and dropped him to a 19th-place finish. Adding insult to injury, his Andretti teammate, Zach Veach, went off in the closing laps, damaging his suspension and forcing him to retire just two laps from the end. He was credited with a 17th-place finish.
Notable drives include Camilo Schmidt, surprise race winner at Edmonton in the #21 Linares Racing Mazda who started 15th and raced his way up to 6th. His teammate, Carlos Linares, however, never made it to the start/finish line; a coming-together with two other cars during the starting scramble put his #20 Linares Racing / Mindeporte Mazda into the wall fifty yards shy of the starter's stand. And Lloyd Read, the 2011 West Coast Formula Car Challenge Champion who made his debut in the Star Mazda Championship this weekend, qualified an excellent 10th in the #16 JDC Motorsports / Flextronics Mazda and worked his way up to 7th by the finish. And Venezuelan racer Bruno Palli, who started 17th in the #15 Juncos Racing / Team Viso Venezuela Mazda ran a smart race to finish 10th.
|1||19||Gabby Chaves||Bogota, Colombia||JDC Motorsports||31|
|2||82||Jack Hawksworth||West Yorkshire, England||Pelfrey||31|
|3||2||Connor De Phillippi||San Clemente, CA||Juncos Racing||31|
|4||57||Diego Ferreira||Maracay, Venezuela||Juncos Racing||31|
|5||81||Petri Suvanto||Nurmo, Finland||Pelfrey||31|
|6||21||Camilo Schmidt||Merida, Venezuela||Linares Racing||31|
|7||16||Lloyd Read||JDC Motorsports||31|
|8||83||Gustavo Menezes||Coto de Caza, CA||Pelfrey||31|
|9||9||Juan Piedrahita||Bogota, Colombia||JDC Motorsports||31|
|10||15||Bruno Palli||Maracay, Venezuela||Juncos Racing||31|
|11||22||Martin Scuncio||Concepcion, Chile||Juncos Racing||31|
|12||66||Zack Meyer||Toronto, Canada||Aim Autosport||31|
|13||18||Kyle Kaiser||.||World Speed Motorsports||31|
|14||33||Ryan Tveter||Oyster Bay, NY||Team GDT||31|
|15||53||Andres Mendez||Bogota, Colombia||Team GDT||30|
|16||23||Walt Bowlin||Tarpon Springs, FL||Aim Autosport||30|
|17||77||Zach Veach||Stockdale, OH||Andretti||26|
|18||91||Ashley Freiberg||Homer Glen, IL||JDC Motorsports||14|
|19||88||Sage Karam||Nazareth, PA||Andretti||11|
|20||20||Carlos Linares||Caracas, Venezuela||Linares Racing||–|