Jakes Brings Home Fourth Top 15 Finish On The Season
James Jakes, driver of the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car, turned in another rock-solid performance in only his second IZOD IndyCar Series oval track race with a 15th place finish during the running of the Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday afternoon
This marks Jakes’ fourth 15th place finish this season and he now has been running at the finish in six out of seven races this season. The 23-year old rookie has completed 710 out of a possible 783 laps (91%).
“I wish I had more experience on the ovals because we’ve got our race strategies right on the money,” Jakes said. “I’m learning every weekend. Thanks to the guys working on the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car for a great car this weekend. I’m looking forward to an even better finish at Iowa next weekend.”
With all three of his kids at the track this weekend, Alex Lloyd was excited for his kids to be able to see him race after qualifying 13th on Saturday.
On lap 80, the #67 car of Ed Carpenter made slight contact with the #19 Boy Scouts of America car, which caused Lloyd to spin into the turn two wall and make contact with #34 Sebastian Saavedra, who had no where to go but into the side of Lloyd’s car, causing Lloyd to finish 22nd on the day.
“I think Ed Carpenter may have made contact with me,” Lloyd said. “That caused the #19 Boy Scouts of America car to spin coming out of turn one. I had some contact with J.R. Hildebrand at the beginning of the race, which was my fault. I didn’t know he was on the outside of me and I came up into him, making contact in my right rear. That caused me to have a huge vibration during the first stint of the race that we never quite recovered from. It was unfortunate that we ended up in the wall.”
-source: dale coyne racing