TORONTO – Outside of crashing in Turn 8 at the end of yesterday’s final practice session, its been a near perfect weekend for Felix Rosenqvist. The 24-year old was quickest in the opening practice session, and was second in the final one in which he crashed in. His Belardi Racing team was able to get his No. 14 entry fixed overnight and they backed up yesterday’s performance with a pole in today’s Indy Lights Series race in Toronto.
Rosenqvist, led all 35 laps and cruised to his second career victory in just his ninth Indy Lights Series start. The Sweden native, missed the last two races weekends in Road America and as well as Iowa due to other commitments, but he made up for it in a big way on Saturday afternoon on the 1.755-mile track.
He beat second place starter and last weekend’s Iowa winner Felix Serralles by a wide 7.3433-seconds.
For Serralles though, it was his third podium in his last four races and seventh top 10 of the season.
Kyle Kaiser came home third while rookie Santiago Urrutia finished fourth.
Dean Stoneman rounded out the top five with points leader Ed Jones coming home sixth.
The series will turn around and race again tomorrow for the second end of the doubleheader weekend.
- 14 Rosenqvist R
- 4 Serralles
- 18 Kaiser
- 55 Urrutia R
- 27 Stoneman R
- 11 Jones
- 3 Grist R
- 28 Kellett R
- 5 Veach OUT
- 51 Blackstock -1
- 17 Negrao R -4
- 22 Alberico R OUT
- 13 Claman de Melo R OUT
- 2 Piedrahita OUT