Bobby Wilson checked out on the field at Indianapolis to earn his second career Indy Pro series victory. Wilson, whose last victory came in the rain at Watkins Glen in 2006, started on the outside of the front row and led every lap. "It's all ...
Bobby Wilson checked out on the field at Indianapolis to earn his second career Indy Pro series victory. Wilson, whose last victory came in the rain at Watkins Glen in 2006, started on the outside of the front row and led every lap.
"It's all relative," said Wilson, regarding the two victories. "If you have a good car for the rain or a good car in the dry, you can do well. Today I had a great car."
Turn one was the site of several incidents, the first coming at the start when Micky Gilbert spun and collected Marc Williams to bring out a full course caution.
On the restart Phil Giebler was hit from behind and spun in Turn one just prior to Robbie Pecorari, Doug Boyer and Andrew Prendeville heading for the gravel trap at Turn two. Pecorari continue but the local yellow at Turns one and two eliminated the track's best passing zone.
Alex Lloyd used both starts to his advantage, finishing second after an impressive drive from the seventh starting position. He moved to fifth on the initial start and then picked off two more cars on the restart. On the restart Wade Cunningham squeezed the young Englishman towards the pit wall, but Lloyd used the pit lane exit as his approach to Turn one and slotted into third place.
With Turn one off limits for passing, Lloyd saddled up behind his Sam Schmidt Motorsports teammate Ryan Justice, who started on the pole. Lloyd very nearly executed a clean pass at the end of the front straight but conceded the corner as he approached the local yellow.
By the time Lloyd cleared his teammate in Turn 4, Bobby Wilson had pulled away with an 11 second lead. "With Bobby starting second it was going to be hard to catch him before he checked out," said Lloyd, who recorded his seventh consecutive podium finish of the season.
Ryan Justice held off a charging Hideki Mutoh, the winner of Saturday's Pro Series race, until the final corner when Mutoh pulled out of the slipstream, taking third place by inches.
Justice finished fourth followed by Jaime Camara and Logan Gomez.
After competing in karts and the Star Mazda Series, Gomez, from Crown Point, Ind., is in his first full season in the Indy Pro Series. Ecstatic after his career best sixth place finish, all Gomex could say was, "That was fun!" His previous best was ninth on Saturday.