Leeds, Ala – The front row starters for today’s Indy Lights Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park had an issue at the start when pole sitter Kyle Kaiser and second place starter Colton Herta made contact with one another on the opening lap of Saturday’s race at the 2.3-mile Alabama road course.
It happened in Turn 1 at that.
Herta had enough damage to bring his No. 98 car down pit road while Kaiser had some damage itself. The incident would bring out a caution, but rookie Nico Jamin was there to benefit.
The Andretti Autosport driver passed Kaiser for the lead on the Lap 3 restart and never looked back en route to his first career Indy Lights victory in his No. 27 entry.
Jamin, has now won in each of the three Mazda Road to Indy Series’ with winning in Pro Mazda, USF 2000 and now Indy Lights.
Kaiser, would hold on for a second place finish while Neil Alberico rounded out the podium with a third place effort.
Another Andretti driver in Matheus Leist came home fourth with Zachary Claman de Melo rounded out the top five.
2017 has been great to young Indy Lights drivers. All 3 races have seen a rookie reach victory lane as Aaron Telitz and Colton Herta each won at St. Pete and now Jamin today.