2009 Indy Lights season

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2009 Indy Lights season
Firestone Indy Lights
Season
Races 15
Start date April 4
End date October 9
Awards
Drivers' champion United States J. R. Hildebrand
Teams' champion United States Andretti Green-AFS Racing
Rookie of the Year Colombia Sebastian Saavedra
Chronology
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2008 2010

The 2009 Indy Racing League Firestone Indy Lights season began April 4 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where it ran a double-header weekend in support to the season-opening IndyCar Series event. The schedule will take place over 14 race weekends in support of the IndyCars, with 15 total races. Unlike the 2008 season, the St. Petersburg weekend will be the only double-header the series has announced. J. R. Hildebrand ended the season as champion for Andretti Green-AFS Racing, winning the championship by nearly 100 points ahead of Vision Racing's James Davison and his AGR-AFS Racing team-mate Sebastian Saavedra.

Drivers and teams[edit]

  • The following teams and driver combinations have been confirmed. This list is considered tentative, and is subject to change prior to and during the season. All drivers compete in Firestone-shod Dallaras.
Team No Drivers Notes
United States Team Moore Racing 2 United States Andrew Prendeville[1]
Canada Brian Stewart Racing 3 Russia Sergey Mokshantsev[2] Missed Freedom 100 and Edmonton, has not competed since Kentucky
33 Chile Pablo Donoso[3] First four races
United States Guthrie Meyer Racing[4] 4 United States Sean Guthrie Team shut down as of May 26, 2009.
Guthrie had been suspended indefinitely after Kansas.
Jackson ran the first four races.
49 Canada Jesse Mason
59 United Kingdom Alistair Jackson[5]
United States RLR/Andersen Racing[6] 5 Brazil Mario Romancini[7]  
6 Chile Pablo Donoso Kentucky
United Kingdom Alistair Jackson[8] Freedom 100 and Watkins Glen
9 Toronto to Sonoma
United States Jonathan Summerton[9] All races up to Milwaukee
Chile Pablo Donoso Iowa and Watkins Glen
United States Sean Guthrie Homestead only
United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe[10]  
11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham[11]  
20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Missed Milwaukee and Homestead
United States Logan Gomez Homestead only
44 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán[12] Missed Chicago
United States HVM Racing 8 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia Infineon only
United States Panther Racing 15 United Kingdom Martin Plowman[13]  
16 United Kingdom Pippa Mann[14]  
United States Winners Circle Group 18 Netherlands Junior Strous[15] All races up to Freedom 100
United States FIRST Motorsports 19 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson[16] Road & street courses only, skipped Edmonton and Infineon
United States Walker Racing
United States Vision Racing 21 Australia James Davison[17]
United States Alliance Motorsports 24 United States Logan Gomez[18] St. Pete Only
United States Mike Potekhen[19] Freedom 100, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Kentucky, Mid-Ohio, Infineon, Chicago and Homestead
United States Andretti Green-AFS Racing 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand[20]  
27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra  
United States Bryan Herta Autosport 28 United States Daniel Herrington[21]
29 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio, and Infineon
United States Davey Hamilton Racing 32 United States Brandon Wagner[22] St. Pete, Freedom 100, Iowa, Kentucky, Chicago and Homestead
United States Team PBIR[23] 35 United States Charlie Kimball[23]  
37 United Kingdom Jay Howard[24] First five races
Chile Pablo Donoso Milwaukee only
France Richard Philippe[25] Watkins Glen onwards, except Homestead
United States Genoa Racing[26] 36 France Richard Philippe[27] Left team after Kansas
Chile Pablo Donoso[28] Freedom 100 only
63 United Kingdom Duncan Tappy[29] St. Pete only
United States Jonathan Bomarito[30] Long Beach only
United Kingdom Dillon Battistini[31] Kansas only
Brazil ELFF Racing 55 Brazil Rodrigo Barbosa  

Schedule[edit]

The season will consist of fifteen races, including a mix of ovals, temporary street circuits and road courses.[32]

Round Date Race Name Track Location
1 April 4 United States St. Pete 100 Race 1 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg
2 April 5 United States St. Pete 100 Race 2
3 April 19 United States Long Beach 100 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach
4 April 26 United States Kansas Lottery 100 Kansas Speedway Kansas City
5 May 22 United States Firestone Freedom 100 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway
6 May 31 United States Husar's House of Fine Diamonds 100 The Milwaukee Mile West Allis
7 June 20 United States Miller Lite 100 Iowa Speedway Newton
8 July 4 United States Corning 100 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen
9 July 11 Canada Toronto 100 Streets of Toronto Toronto
10 July 25 Canada Grand Prix of Edmonton Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton
11 August 1 United States Kentucky 100 Kentucky Speedway Sparta
12 August 9 United States Mid-Ohio 100 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington
13 August 23 United States Carneros 100 Infineon Raceway Sonoma
14 August 29 United States Chicagoland 100 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet
15 October 9 United States Homestead-Miami 100 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead
  Road Course or Street Circuit

Race summaries[edit]

St. Pete 100 Race 1[edit]

  • Saturday April 4, 2009
  • Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Race weather: 79° F, partly cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #26 J. R. Hildebrand 1:07.7704 sec, 95.617 mph (153.881 km/h)
  • Race Summary: The league instituted new qualifying rules for the road courses in 2009. First, the cars were broken into two groups due to the increase in the size of the field, the fastest driver in either session would start from the pole and the other drivers in his session would line up in the odd-numbered positions for the race in order of speed while the drivers from the slower session would line up in the even-numbered positions. In addition, the league abandoned its practice of using partially inverted finishing order from race 1 of a doubleheader to determine the grid for race 2. Instead a separate qualifying session was held for the second race (which actually occurred before the first race had been held).
J. R. Hildebrand opened up a lead as wide as 6 seconds during the first half of the race on his pursuers led by teammate Sebastian Saavedra and Junior Strous. On lap 18, a caution came out caused by Duncan Tappy spinning off-track and dragging debris onto the racing surface. On the restart, Hildebrand was unable to bring his car to full power due to an electrical issue and Strous was able to make the pass in turns 1 and 2 while making slight contact with Hildebrand's car. Jonathan Summerton was able to make his way past in a subsequent corner. However, Summerton was unable to challenge Strous for the victory, with Junior Strous capturing his first victory in his debut and the first major open wheel racing victory for team principal Paul Diatlovich (of PDM Racing).
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 2 18 Netherlands Junior Strous Winners Circle Group 40 50:06.5703 18 50
2 6 9 United States Jonathan Summerton RLR-Andersen Racing 40 +0.7205 0 40
3 1 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 40 +2.1571 22 38
4 7 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 +2.7368 0 32
5 8 37 United Kingdom Jay Howard Team PBIR 40 +10.1525 0 30
Race average speed: 86.211 mph (138.743 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps

St. Pete 100 Race 2[edit]

  • Sunday April 5, 2009
  • Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Race weather: 82 °F, mostly cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #27 Sebastian Saavedra 1:07.2171 sec, 96.404 mph (155.147 km/h)
  • Race Summary: J. R. Hildebrand led the field through lap one but it was ordered that he had jumped the start and was sent back to third position and his teammate polesitter Sebastian Saavedra assumed the lead. On lap 13 the most spectacular incident occurred when Ali Jackson and Pippa Mann tangled in turn 8 resulting in Jackson's car being wedged under Mann's and Mann's rear wheels sitting several feet in the air as she gunned the throttle attempting to get going. Both cars were ultimately able to continue but Mann soon suffered suspension failure and fell out of the race. On a lap 27 restart, J. R. Hildebrand who was running second suffered the same electrical issues he had the day before. He swung wide to let Junior Strous through on the inside into turn 1, but Ana Beatriz who was running behind Strous also dove for the open real estate and made contact with Hildebrand, taking both cars out. On the ensuing restart on lap 33, Strous was able to pass Hildebrand's teammate Saavedra going into turn 1 for the lead as Ali Jackson and teammate Jesse Mason crashed behind them bringing out another caution. Strous held off Saavedra on the restart on lap 37 and drove to his second victory of the weekend, becoming the third Indy Lights driver to sweep the St. Pete doubleheader after Raphael Matos (2006) and Alex Lloyd (2007).
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 2 18 Netherlands Junior Strous Winners Circle Group 40 58:51.1100 8 50
2 1 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 40 +0.4428 32 43
3 7 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 +1.8116 0 35
4 16 9 United States Jonathan Summerton RLR-Andersen Racing 40 +2.5569 0 32
5 11 28 United States Daniel Herrington Bryan Herta Autosport 40 +3.1994 0 30
Race average speed: 73.405 mph (118.134 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 18 laps

Long Beach 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 45 1:03:01.5734 45 53
2 4 36 France Richard Philippe Genoa Racing 45 +1.8315 0 40
3 2 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 45 +2.6707 0 35
4 5 9 United States Jonathan Summerton RLR-Andersen Racing 45 +18.3432 0 32
5 7 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 45 +24.4684 0 30
Race average speed: 84.308 mph (135.681 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps

Kansas Lottery 100[edit]

  • Sunday April 26, 2009
  • Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Race weather: 72 °F, Cloudy and Windy
  • Pole position winner: #11 Wade Cunningham, 58.3812 sec, 187.458 mph (301.684 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Race Summary: Due to the prospect of bad weather in the area, the race was moved up 2 hours to 10 AM local time. Heavy storms had moved through the area the previous night, leaving a "green" racetrack and gusty winds. The challenging conditions led to a number of major incidents in the race. The first occurred on lap 3 when Jesse Mason spun and was hit by Richard Philippe, both were uninjured. On the lap 9 restart Sebastian Saavedra was able to pass polesitter Wade Cunningham for the lead. The scariest incident of the day occurred on lap 15 when Ali Jackson hit the outside wall and Sergey Mokshantsev was unable to slow down due to a mechanical problem and ran into the back of Rodrigo Barbosa, flipping Mokshantsev's car upside down and into the wall. Despite the hard and unusual impact, Mokshantsev, as well as the other two drivers, was also uninjured. Saavedra was able to hold off the challenges of Cunningham until on lap 59, Dillon Battistini spun and collected Pippa Mann, who pierced Battistini's radiator, leaving a large amount of fluid on the track and resulting in the race ending under caution. Saavedra captured his first Indy Lights victory in his third start and his first on an oval.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 2 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 67 1:02:53.5296 58 52
2 1 11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +0.2557 9 41
3 6 5 Brazil Mario Romancini RLR-Andersen Racing 67 +0.8524 0 35
4 3 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +1.1454 0 32
5 9 15 United Kingdom Martin Plowman Panther Racing 67 +2.0955 0 30
Race average speed: 97.157 mph (156.359 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps

Firestone Freedom 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 50:42.2548 14 51
2 3 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 40 +0.1046 23 42
3 18 5 Brazil Mario Romancini RLR-Andersen Racing 40 +0.2821 0 35
4 6 37 United Kingdom Jay Howard Team PBIR 40 +1.9084 0 32
5 2 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 40 +3.4193 3 30
Race average speed: 118.333 mph (190.439 km/h)
Lead changes: 9 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps

Husar's House of Fine Diamonds 100[edit]

  • Sunday May 31, 2009
  • Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Race weather: 57 °F, Partially cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #5 Mario Romancini, 49.4453 sec, 147.800 mph (237.861 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Race Summary: Mario Romancini led from the pole and was closely pursued by the AGR-AFS Racing cars of J. R. Hildebrand and Sebastian Saavedra. However, Saavedra got caught up in an incident where Jonathan Summerton spun and dropped to the back. He elected to save his tires during what ultimately became a long green-flag run. In the last few laps Saavedra was able to use his better handling car to work through the field and back up to third place. However, he was unable to pass his teammate or Romancini and Romancini captured his first Indy Lights victory leading every lap.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 5 Brazil Mario Romancini RLR-Andersen Racing 100 53:26.8054 100 53
2 2 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 100 +1.0907 0 40
3 4 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 100 +4.0048 0 35
4 6 44 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Sam Schmidt Motorsports 100 +5.1809 0 32
5 7 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 100 +6.4283 0 30
Race average speed: 113.945 mph (183.377 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps

Miller Lite 100[edit]

  • Saturday June 20, 2009
  • Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
  • Race weather:
  • Pole position winner: #26 J. R. Hildebrand, 39.9348 sec, 161.183 mph (259.399 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Race Summary: After dueling early with J. R. Hildebrand, Wade Cunningham took the lead on lap 4 and controlled the majority of the race. The car of Sergey Mokshantsev slowed on the track on lap 5, prompting a caution to tow the car into the pits. Pippa Mann spun on lap 53 ending a long green flag run, which was soon followed by an incident between the cars of Andrew Prendeville and Brandon Wagner. Hildebrand, running second, was forced to serve a drive through penalty for blocking Daniel Herrington, which dropped him to ninth before recovering to finish second. No car was able to challenge Cunningham through much of the race, with the lead pack primarily running single-file. While running second Herrington spun but did not come into contact with the wall or another car, conceding second place to Ana Beatriz. Sebastian Saavedra, who had to pit at the start of the race due to a mechanical issue, ran with the lead pack despite being many laps down. His car got ahead of Cunningham's, but soon after began to impede Cunningham and cause him to lose much of his lead and Beatriz was able to overtake Cunningham. On the last lap of the race, a collision between James Davison and Pippa Mann sealed Beatriz's victory by bringing out the caution. Mann's car was overturned in the accident, but she was unhurt in the incident.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 6 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 48:05.1062 9 50
2 2 11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 +6.7954 103 42
3 5 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 +6.8989 0 35
4 13 5 Brazil Mario Romancini RLR-Andersen Racing 115 +8.6620 0 32
5 11 44 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 +32.8424 0 30
Race average speed: 128.285 mph (206.455 km/h)
Lead changes: 2 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps

Corning 100[edit]

  • Saturday July 4, 2009
  • Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
  • Race weather: 65 °F, Partially cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #21 James Davison, 1:37.1780 sec, 124.843 mph (200.915 km/h)
  • Race Summary: James Davison was able to keep Sebastian Saavedra who started alongside him behind at the start. On lap 8, James Hinchcliffe who was running fourth spun in turn 6, causing light damage to the car. On the lap 10 restart J. R. Hildebrand was able to pass his teammate Saavedra for second and on lap 14 took the lead from Davison. On lap 27, Wade Cunningham nosed into the tires at turn 13, leaving a one-lap shootout for the checkered flag. On the final lap, Felipe Guimarães and Charlie Kimball were able to pass Saavedra for 3rd and 4th respectively with Kimball and Saavedra banging wheels on the entrance to the "Bus Stop" chicane. Saavedra was penalized 30 seconds for the contact, dropping him from 5th to 18th in the race results.[33] Hildebrand became the second driver to win two races in the season (after Junior Strous) and extended his points lead to 58 points as virtually all of his closest pursuers had poor results.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 4 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 30 57:52.6759 17 52
2 1 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 30 +0.5499 13 41
3 6 29 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Bryan Herta Autosport 30 +1.2289 0 35
4 5 35 United States Charlie Kimball Team PBIR 30 +2.8635 0 32
5 9 37 France Richard Philippe Team PBIR 30 +3.4626 0 30
Race average speed: 104.807 mph (168.671 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 5 laps

Toronto 100[edit]

  • Saturday July 11, 2009
  • Streets of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • Race weather: 70 °F, damp, drying later
  • Pole position winner: #27 Sebastian Saavedra, 1:04.6068 sec, 97.792 mph (157.381 km/h)
  • Race Summary: Earlier in the day a heavy rainstorm passed through the area, drenching the track. However, by the start of the race the sun was coming out and the track began to dry. However, the league had declared the race a "wet race" and all cars were to start on rain tires. On the first lap, Mario Romancini ducked into the pits to switch to slick tires, a move that every car would eventually make, however most waited until laps 8 to 10 to make their stops. Indy Lights teams do not normally make pit stops and the cars had to be jacked up by a manually powered "quick jack" one half at a time. In addition each wheel nut is held in place by a retaining pin that must be removed and replaced when changing a wheel. This, along with the fact that many teams were not prepared to make pit stops meant that most stops were over 1 minute long. However, AGR-AFS Racing's two cars, J. R. Hildebrand and Sebastian Saavedra were able to pit much faster as, according to their team owner Gary Peterson, they do practice pit stops. Hildebrand left the pits with the lead however, Saavedra's car was much faster. Once a passing lane had dried enough to attempt a pass, Saavedra worked his way past on lap 18 and drove away for his second win of the season. The race had no caution flags or major incidents and only two cars retired from the race due to mechanical issues.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 50 58:06.7934 40 53
2 6 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 50 +5.8630 9 40
3 2 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 50 +21.2968 0 35
4 5 19 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Walker Racing 50 +37.1928 0 32
5 3 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 50 +42.8839 0 30
Race average speed: 90.599 mph (145.805 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: None

Grand Prix of Edmonton[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 50 56:48.5498 50 53
2 2 37 France Richard Philippe Team PBIR 50 +14.0154 0 40
3 5 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 50 +21.0644 0 35
4 4 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 50 +22.8915 0 32
5 6 35 United States Charlie Kimball Team PBIR 50 +44.1969 0 30
Race average speed: 104.191 mph (167.679 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: None

Kentucky 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 4 11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 36:42.1492 22 50
2 2 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 67 +0.1227* 23 42
3 10 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +0.1838 2 35
4 6 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 67 +0.5204 0 32
5 13 2 United States Andrew Prendeville Team Moore Racing 67 +1.0364 0 30
Race average speed: 162.103 mph (260.879 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps
  • * Race finished under caution.

Mid-Ohio 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 40 52:09.2142 40 53
2 2 7 Canada James Hinchcliffe Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 +4.0420 0 40
3 3 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 40 +5.7449 0 35
4 9 29 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Bryan Herta Autosport 40 +16.9736 0 32
5 8 15 United Kingdom Martin Plowman Panther Racing 40 +17.5878 0 30
Race average speed: 103.909 mph (167.225 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 2 for 4 laps

Carneros 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 1 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 40 1:01:44.4612 40 53
2 3 29 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Bryan Herta Autosport 40 +15.8918 0 40
3 5 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 40 +23.5403 0 35
4 6 37 France Richard Philippe Team PBIR 40 +37.1880 0 32
5 2 20 Brazil Ana Beatriz Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 +40.1798 0 30
Race average speed: 89.522 mph (144.072 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 1 for 6 laps

Chicagoland 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 9 28 United States Daniel Herrington Bryan Herta Autosport 67 44:07.3016 26 50
2 6 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 67 +0.0613 1 40
3 14 2 United States Andrew Prendeville Team Moore Racing 67 +0.2322 0 35
4 3 11 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +0.2976 39 34
5 13 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 67 +0.4186 0 30
Race average speed: 138.490 mph (222.878 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps

Homestead-Miami 100[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
Points
1 10 5 Brazil Mario Romancini RLR-Andersen Racing 67 43:26.4173 1 50
2 7 26 United States J. R. Hildebrand AGR-AFS Racing 67 +0.0057 32 42
3 16 27 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra AGR-AFS Racing 67 +0.4034 0 35
4 6 24 United States Mike Potekhen Alliance Motorsports 67 +0.4906 0 32
5 1 21 Australia James Davison Vision Racing 67 +1.6866 30 31
Race average speed: 137.423 mph (221.161 km/h)
Lead changes: 11 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps

Driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver STP
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
United States
TOR
Canada
EDM
Canada
KTY
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
HMS
United States
Pts
1 United States J. R. Hildebrand 3* 21 1* 14 2* 2 6 1* 2 1* 171 3 1* 5 2* 545
2 Australia James Davison 8 17 7 8 6 5 10 2 5 10 4 1* 3 2 5 447
3 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra 26 2* 8 1* 5 3 15 18 1* 3 2* 18 7 6 3 446
4 New Zealand Wade Cunningham 16 11 20 2 1 6 2* 19 7 6 1 14 12 4* 6 416
5 Canada James Hinchcliffe 6 3 3 12 16 7 3 21 3 4 7 2 6 12 14 395
6 Brazil Mario Romancini 9 6 24 3 3 1* 4 20 6 8 10 17 9 16 1 392
7 United States Daniel Herrington 7 5 10 6 7 14 9 6 9 9 6 6 11 1 12 383
8 Brazil Ana Beatriz 4 23 5 4 17 1 9 13 12 3 12 5 14 320
9 United States Andrew Prendeville 17 15 16 9 15 8 11 13 10 7 5 7 13 3 10 313
10 United States Charlie Kimball 10 7 19 13 13 10 7 4 15 5 18 13 8 7 13 310
11 United Kingdom Martin Plowman 15 16 15 5 22 15 8 10 12 13 9 5 10 8 7 298
12 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán 12 9 9 17 18 4 5 7 8 16 19 10 19 16 269
13 France Richard Philippe 19 10 2 24 5 14 2 12 9 4 11 254
14 United Kingdom Pippa Mann 18 24 14 16 21 9 13 14 16 11 15 15 14 9 8 237
15 Brazil Rodrigo Barbosa 23 13 25 21 20 12 DNS 17 17 14 13 19 17 10 15 190
16 United Kingdom Alistair Jackson 11 20 6 20 19 15 11 15 14 16 15 172
17 United States Jonathan Summerton 2 4 4 7 12 16 162
18 United States Mike Potekhen 14 14 11 8 11 16 13 4 157
19 Chile Pablo Donoso 14 26 11 19 9 11 12 8 16 147
20 Netherlands Junior Strous 1 1 23 11 10 146
21 United Kingdom Jay Howard 5 8 13 10 4 123
22 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson 13 22 17 12 4 8 112
23 Brazil Felipe Guimarães 3 4 2 107
24 United States Brandon Wagner 20 18 11 16 11 15 17 103
25 Russia Sergey Mokshantsev 27 14 21 22 13 17 16 18 92
26 Canada Jesse Mason 21 19 12 23 8 69
27 United States Sean Guthrie 22 12 22 18 11 65
28 United States Logan Gomez 24 25 9 33
29 United Kingdom Dillon Battistini 15 15
30 United States Jonathan Bomarito 18 12
31 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia 18 12
32 United Kingdom Duncan Tappy 25 27 8
Pos Driver STP
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
IND
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
WAT
United States
TOR
Canada
EDM
Canada
KEN
United States
MID
United States
SON
United States
CHI
United States
HOM
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie of the Year
Rookie
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, or best finishes.

See also[edit]

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