IPS: Lloyd takes victory on Sunday at Sears Point

Alex Lloyd passed Bobby Wilson on a lap nine restart and pulled away to earn his second Indy Pro Series victory. Wilson started second and held the lead through the first restart but Lloyd was the class of the field at Infineon Sears Point...

Alex Lloyd passed Bobby Wilson on a lap nine restart and pulled away to earn his second Indy Pro Series victory. Wilson started second and held the lead through the first restart but Lloyd was the class of the field at Infineon Sears Point Raceway, taking the lead and pulling away by one second a lap.

Just past the midpoint of the race, Lloyd led by nearly 7 seconds.

"It looks comfortable when you're in the lead but it's hard to keep concentration and not make a mistake," said Lloyd.

Wilson held on to finish second despite being pressured throughout the race by Jonathan Klein. "The track was quite slick," reported Wilson, half the battle was just staying on the course. I'm glad I salvaged a second place finish."

Jonathan Klein continued to close the gap on series points leader Jay Howard after finishing third, his seventh consecutive top-five finish. Klein picked up another five points on Howard, who leads the series 354-346 over Klein. With two Indy Pro races at Infineon Raceway this weekend, Klein has closed the gap by 17 with his third and fourth place finishes.

After winning Saturday's race, Wade Cunningham started sixth this morning. He moved to fourth on the second lap but lost three positions attempting to pass Jonathan Klein on lap 18. Cunningham admitted his chances were 50-50 and "it didn't work out."

Cunningham regained one position on the next lap when Mike Potekhen unsuccessfully attempted a pass on Jay Howard and briefly went off track.

Two laps later Cunningham pulled alongside Scott Mansell in Turn nine and drag raced the Englishman to the hairpin. After relegating Mansell to sixth, Cunningham set his sights on Jay Howard.

Seven laps from the end Cunningham glided past Howard to take fourth place. Cunningham suggested that Howard let him pass after he nearly hit Klein in turn seven five laps earlier.

"Well, I finished," said Howard after finishing fifth. "I didn't get taken out by anyone. That's a good result. We're still in the lead for the championship. Unfortunately, it's not as big as we had hoped for."

Mike Potekhen was sixth followed by Scott Mansell in seventh.

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