Barber Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey to complete double

Spencer Pigot completed a clean sweep of this weekend's Indy Lights double-header at Barber with another commanding win on Sunday morning

Barber Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey to complete double

In similar scenes to , Pigot got out ahead of Jack Harvey early on and spent most of the race managing the gap.

He survived a brief scare late on when he made light contact with Ed Jones while attempting to lap the Carlin driver, but survived to take the flag 5.9 seconds clear of Harvey.

The result moved the Juncos driver ahead of Jones in the points and into the championship lead.

"I got alongside [Jones] but he wasn't going to let me by and we touched wheels," Pigot said.

"I decided to let him run his race at that point. But I knew I was pulling away from Jack at the same time, so I didn't want to take any chances.

"It's been an amazing weekend. We got the car sorted very quickly out of the trailer on Friday and the car has been fantastic all three days."

With Pigot having disappeared down the road, Harvey's task became making sure that he stayed clear of compatriot Max Chilton, who jumped from fifth to third on the opening lap.

It was made slightly easier by the fact that Chilton spent the final laps absorbing pressure from Felix Serralles.

"Serralles was on new boots behind me and as soon as he got through the traffic, he caught up to me quite rapidly," Chilton said.

"But the push-to-pass was really effective; if you were strict with yourself and saved it, it was really easy to defend if you used it in the right place.

"I knew I had the speed on him if I could just not keep looking in my mirrors. He would attack, and Jack would pull away.

"I finally started to pull away and I thought I could catch the cars in front. It was like that all race, a cat-and-mouse."

While Carlin celebrated Chilton's first podium, it was also left to rue a poor finish to the weekend for Jones, who had arrived at Barber with a 100 per cent win record.

The Emirati driver was involved in an incident with Kyle Kaiser at the start that forced both to pit for repairs.

They rejoined and Jones went on to finish 11th, while Kaiser's day was ended by an engine failure after 12 laps.

RESULTS - 35 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing 44m12.9340s
2 Jack Harvey Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 5.9781s
3 Max Chilton Carlin 6.7958s
4 Felix Serralles Belardi Auto Racing 7.7633s
5 Scott Anderson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 17.6454s
6 Sean Rayhall 8Star Motorsports 19.9414s
7 R.C. Enerson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 33.3391s
8 Juan Piedrahita Belardi Auto Racing 34.0069s
9 Ethan Ringel Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 39.9499s
10 Shelby Blackstock Andretti Autosport 44.6705s
11 Ed Jones Carlin 1m14.6040s
12 Kyle Kaiser Juncos Racing Mechanical

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Spencer Pigot 133
2 Ed Jones 126
3 Jack Harvey 112
4 Max Chilton 84
5 Felix Serralles 78
6 R.C. Enerson 75
7 Scott Anderson 67
8 Juan Piedrahita 67
9 Kyle Kaiser 65
10 Ethan Ringel 59

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