Urrutia Sweeps Mid-Ohio Weekend, Gains Points Lead

LEXINGTON, OH – Youngster Santiago Urrutia may very well be on his way to a three-race Mazda Road to Indy scholarship in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017, as the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver led every lap in not just yesterday’s Indy Lights race, but also in today’s 38 lapper to en route to a double victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend.

Urruita, started on the pole in both races and never looked back as he now takes a 17 point lead into the next race a month from now at Watkins Glen.

But, he got some help by virtue of Ed Jones’ struggles.

Jones, came home sixth in Saturday’s race and suffered a brake failure in today’s and crashed heavily into the tire barriers in Turn 2. He would finish 11th and lose a ton of ground in the championship.

Dean Stoneman came home on the podium for the second straight race though with a runner-up finish in his No. 27 Andretti Autosport entry. Rookie Andre Negrao who came home second yesterday finished third on Sunday to give us the same podium finishers two straight days.

Zach Veach and Shelby Blackstock rounded out the top five.

The race saw several cautions with Garrett Grist, Felix Serralles and Zachary Claman De Melo all having incidents today.

Results:

  1. 55 Urrutia R
  2. 27 Stoneman R
  3. 17 Negrao R
  4.  5 Veach
  5. 51 Blackstock
  6. 18 Kaiser
  7. 13 Claman De Melo R
  8. 22 Alberico R
  9. 29 Kellett R
  10.  4 Serralles OUT
  11. 11 Jones OUT
  12.  3 Grist R OUT

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