Lites: Series Utah round three race notes

MATT DOWNS TAKES WIN NUMBER TWO AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK TOOELE, Utah May 16 -- Matt Downs, Butterfield, Minn., took his second victory of the season winning by 12.147 over brother Lucas Downs, after Lucas spun on lap six of the 30-minute ...

MATT DOWNS TAKES WIN NUMBER TWO AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK

TOOELE, Utah May 16 -- Matt Downs, Butterfield, Minn., took his second victory of the season winning by 12.147 over brother Lucas Downs, after Lucas spun on lap six of the 30-minute race.

Early in the race Lucas set the pace, extending his lead to over five seconds before his spin that gave Matt the lead. Joel Feinberg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also got by Lucas when he spun, dropping him to third.

"He spun and I caught him," Matt explained. "If he was a couple more feet ahead of me I would not have passed him."

Feinberg tried to pass Matt for the lead on lap 16 and spun, giving Lucas second back and allowing Jonathan Gore, Franklin, Tenn., to sneak by. Gore made an impressive run to third from his starting position of tenth. He got a great start, moving to sixth place by the end of the first lap. After Feinberg's spin he filled Lucas's mirrors, but couldn't find a way by the pole setter.

"I didn't want another Atlanta," Lucas said. "Last time he got second from me at Atlanta. I was thinking come on checkered flag."

The times from round three determine the starting lineup for round four tomorrow. Lucas will start on pole again when the green flag falls at 8:15 a.m.

-credit: imsa

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Joel Feinberg , Lucas Downs , Matt Downs , Jonathan Gore