Barber Indy Lights: Spencer Pigot takes dominant first win
Spencer Pigot ended Ed Jones's unbeaten run in Indy Lights with a dominant win in the first of this weekend's two races at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday
Juncos driver Pigot started from pole and held command all the way, eventually crossing the line almost seven seconds clear of second-placed Jack Harvey.
"I made a good jump at the start and I knew Jack wasn't beside me so I could take a good line into Turn 1," Pigot said.
"It's a very difficult place to pass anyway, but especially when you're close to each other in speed.
"I knew that first lap would be really important to get out in front and stay in front.
"I worked at hitting my marks, using up all the road and not looking in my mirrors too much."
RC Enerson completed a Schmidt two-three and earned his first Lights podium, while championship leader Jones was left to settle for fourth place ahead of Carlin team-mate Max Chilton.
A mostly processional race was enlivened by a first-corner tangle between Scott Anderson and Scott Rayhall, who is making his series debut this weekend with 8Star.
Both drivers were able to continue, but only after falling off the lead lap while undergoing repairs in the pits.
RESULTS - 30 LAPS:
|1||Spencer Pigot||Juncos Racing||37m29.0146s|
|2||Jack Harvey||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||6.7109s|
|3||R.C. Enerson||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||24.2826s|
|6||Felix Serralles||Belardi Auto Racing||28.8632s|
|7||Juan Piedrahita||Belardi Auto Racing||46.3356s|
|8||Kyle Kaiser||Juncos Racing||46.8461s|
|9||Shelby Blackstock||Andretti Autosport||47.9857s|
|10||Ethan Ringel||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||1m00.4889s|
|11||Scott Anderson||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||3 Laps|
|12||Sean Rayhall||8Star Motorsports||3 Laps|
Barber Indy Lights: Spencer Pigot beats Jack Harvey to pole
Barber Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey to complete double