St. Pete: American Spirit Racing summary

CYNDIE MAKES IT TWO TOP-TENS IN A ROW St. Petersburg, FL (April 7, 2008) -- Cyndie Allemann, driving the ...


St. Petersburg, FL (April 7, 2008) -- Cyndie Allemann, driving the #18 American Spirit Racing entry with associate sponsorship from Cabo Wabo in the Firestone Indy Lights Series captured two top-ten finishes at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Finishing in 8th place after starting in 11th during Saturday's race, Cyndie continued her top-ten streak with a 10th place finish on Sunday.

"It was a wild race," exclaimed Team Owner Jon Lewis. "There were a lot of incidents on-track during Sunday's race. Unfortunately Cyndie got caught up in a couple of them. During the early stages of the race two cars got together in front of Cyndie and she masterfully avoided contact, but was held up behind the accident and was forced to resume on-track at the back of the pack." Cyndie took her place at the back and at the restart steadily worked her way back up through the field. Later on in the race, Cyndie was hit from behind and spun in the last corner of the track and was able to resume, but again at the rear of the field. "Cyndie kept a cool head and really showed her professionalism in this sport," Lewis continued. "To be caught up in so many incidents and still finish in the top-ten is a tribute to this young star."

"It was really crazy out there," commented Cyndie. "Everyone was pushing so hard. Maybe a little too much at times. My Team gave me a really good car and I was able race competitively. The accident that happened in front of me at the beginning made it a lot more difficult to finish up front. I would have liked to finish much higher, but at least we gained some valuable Championship points. I'm looking forward to this Friday's test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."

Cyndie was not the only one involved in on-track incidents. There was a lot of bumping and banging going on during Sunday's race, which took out several drivers.

Cyndie gained two positions in the Championship and gained significant Championship points. Allemann is currently only 10 points out of 6th place.

-credit: asr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Cyndie Allemann