Road America Indy Lights: Rasmussen earns first win – Motorsport.com

June 13, 2022 by No Comments

Pole winner Sting Ray Robb of Andretti Autosport led the first lap of the race but a sizeable shunt for Christian Bogle of HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing tore down the fencing at Turn 5, causing the race to be stopped for track repairs and delayed until after the IndyCar race.

Following the restart, Robb led up the hill but teammate Christian Rasmussen passed him into Turn 1. Behind them, at Turn 3, their third teammate Hunter McElrea was struck from the rear by another HMD driver at, Danial Frost. McElrea held onto the subsequent twitch, but Frost skated through the gravel.

Up front, Robb hung tight behind Rasmussen for several laps, but gradually dropped 1.5sec behind as his tires went off in the wake of his teammate.

Three seconds back, McElrea had to defend hard from dominant championship leader Linus Lundqvist, the battle of the race in fact, and Lundqvist almost had it done at Canada Corner on the penultimate lap but wisely backed out of trying an outside pass through The Kink.

He passed the checkered flag 0.68sec behind McElrea and 6.8sec behind winner Rasmussen, who had a 2.35sec margin over Robb. He made a mess of his victory donut, but was otherwise perfect.

In fifth, Jacob Abel of Abel Motorsports easily held off Matt Brabham (Andretti) to clinch fifth.

P

Name

Laps

Diff

Led

ST

Team

Points

1

Christian Rasmussen

20

18

3

Andretti Autosport

200

2

Sting Ray Robb

20

2.3573

2

1

Andretti Autosport

233

3

Hunter McElrea

20

6.1310

 

2

Andretti Autosport

198

4

Linus Lundqvist

20

6.8120

 

6

HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing

315

5

Jacob Abel

20

10.7062

 

9

Abel Motorsports

166

6

Matthew Brabham

20

12.6208

 

4

Andretti Autosport

214

7

James Roe

20

18.8083

 

13

TJ Speed Motorsports

142

8

Danial Frost

20

19.6014

 

5

HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing

215</…….

Source: https://www.motorsport.com/indylights/news/road-america-indy-lights-rasmussen-earns-first-win/10321464/

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