INDIANAPOLIS – Saturday’s Pro Mazda Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a race of attrition. It all started off on the drop of the green flag when rookies Robert Megennis and Rinus VeeKay made contact before they even took the flag as VeeKay was out with a last place finish before the race even began. He was the points leader entering this second race of the weekend and leaves with a last place finish.
Megennis would continue on with damage and finish two laps down in eighth.
The second driver in the standings heading into Saturday ended up winning as Parker Thompson endured all the carnage and won his second career Pro Mazda race. Thompson, won race No. 1 of the last race weekend in Barber. He now has a top five finish in every race this season, four of the six resulting in either a first or second place effort in his No. 90 Mazda. He passed for the lead on Lap 16 and never looked back in leading the final nine laps of the race.
Carlos Cunha earned his ninth career podium in his No. 1 Mazda in coming home 1.8885-seconds behind Thompson. Cunha, started back in seventh and drove a great race to the front. He’d lead a race-high 12 of 25 laps on Saturday.
Sting Ray Robb finished third for his first podium of the season in his No. 82 Mazda.
Pole sitter Oliver Askew led the first four laps of the race but had to settle for a fourth place run when he was penalized early on for avoidable contact.
Andres Gutierrez rounded out the top five.
Yesterday’s winner Harrison Scott had a mechanical issue on Lap 11 and would finish 12th.
Race No. 2 Results
- 90 Thompson
- 1 Cunha
- 82 Robb
- 3 Askew
- 81 Gutierrez
- 78 Wright
- 83 Finelli
- 9 Megennis -1
- 8 Lastochkin -5
- 79 Malukas OUT
- 91 Serravalle OUT
- 10 Scott OUT
- 27 Laurini OUT
- 2 VeeKay R OUT