Mid-Ohio I: Andretti Green Racing race notes

Raphael Matos, ...

Raphael Matos, #27 AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing Dallara/Firestone:

"It wasn't as easy as it looked. I pushed really hard in the beginning, especially. I just wanted to build a good enough gap and bring the AFS/Andretti Green car back to victory lane. We just have look ahead to tomorrow, make the proper changes to the race car and try to win again. Our goal was to leave this race with the points lead and we achieved that."

Arie Luyendyk Jr., #26 Targus/AGR/AFS Dallara/Firestone

"At the start of the race, everyone kind of "accordianed' in the first corner and I dropped a position. I was a lot quicker than the people in front of me - a lot quicker than Jonny Reid, who finished fourth - but I couldn't find a way by. Then, I made a mistake and ended up getting onto the grass, which was my fault. I got back on the track in eighth and had a good battle with the guys in front of me, but it was just too hard to pass here. Lapped traffic got in the way again and things just didn't fall my way this race. It's a bit frustrating because the car was pretty good and definitely capable of a fourth-place finish."

-credit: agr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Jonny Reid , Arie Luyendyk Jr.