Matheus Leist Continues Winning Streak, Wins Race 1 At Road America

Plymouth, WI – Its been nearly one full month since the Indy Lights Series drivers were on the race track for a race, May 26 to be exact. Matheus Leist won the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that day.

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Today, June 24, Leist continued that winning trend. 

Leist, qualified his Carlin No. 26 Mazda on the pole, then the Brazilian backed that up with winning Saturday’s race at Road America. He led from the front drop of the green flag and never looked back, leading all 20 laps en route to his second career Lights victory.

He did so by 6.1667-seconds.

After finishes of 15th and 11th respectively to start the year off, Leist now has five top five finishes over his last six starts, including three straight podiums.

His teammate of Neil Alberico started alongside of him on the front row, but he faded to seventh.

Santi Urrutia charged hard from his 10th starting spot to earn the runner-up on Saturday on the 4.014-mile Elkhart Lake road course. It was Urrutia’s second runner-up finish over the last three races on the season in his No. 5 Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entry.

Points leader Kyle Kaiser came home third in his No. 18 Mazda for his fifth podium in the last six races, while rookie Ryan Newman brought his No. 48 Mazda home fourth.

Juan Piedrahita rounded out the top five.

The race was clean with zero cautions.

Results:

  1. 26 Leist R
  2.  5 Urruita
  3. 18 Kaiser
  4. 48 Norman R
  5.  2 Piedrahita
  6. 27 Jamin R
  7. 22 Alberico
  8. 51 Blackstock
  9. 28 Kellett
  10. 13 Claman De Melo
  11.  9 Telitz R
  12. 98 Herta R
  13. 11 Rickards R
  14. 31 Dapero R -1

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