Laguna Seca Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey and Jones to 2015 title

Spencer Pigot secured the 2015 Indy Lights title with a commanding win in the season finale at Laguna Seca on Sunday

Laguna Seca Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey and Jones to 2015 title

The Juncos driver, who seized the championship lead from Jack Harvey with his victory on Saturday, survived two restarts to cross the line more than two seconds clear of closest challenger Sean Rayhall.

Max Chilton was spun off at the first corner, but still managed to finish third ahead of Carlin team-mate Ed Jones.

Pigot's task of keeping Harvey in check was made easier by Harvey himself, who made a blinding start to go three-wide with the leaders through the first corner, only to earn himself a penalty for jumping the gun.

That put him to the rear of the field, and he was unable to recover any higher than ninth.

The other major incident happened 11 laps in, when Ethan Ringel went off and into the barrier all by himself at Turn 4.

He was unhurt, but the field was forced to circulate under yellows for several laps while the Schmidt driver's car was retrieved.

The only other driver to drop out early was Scott Anderson, who suffered a mechanical problem shortly after the start.

RESULTS - 38 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing 54m44.5256s
2 Sean Rayhall 8Star Motorsports 2.0542s
3 Max Chilton Carlin 6.6068s
4 Ed Jones Carlin 16.4241s
5 Shelby Blackstock Andretti Autosport 17.7539s
6 R.C. Enerson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 18.4063s
7 Juan Piedrahita Belardi Auto Racing 27.4876s
8 Felix Serralles Belardi Auto Racing 28.7076s
9 Jack Harvey Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29.8248s
10 Kyle Kaiser Juncos Racing 30.1385s
11 Heamin Choi Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1m08.2969s
12 Ethan Ringel Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Contact
13 Scott Anderson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mechanical

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Spencer Pigot 357
2 Jack Harvey 330
3 Ed Jones 324
4 R.C. Enerson 295
5 Max Chilton 256
6 Kyle Kaiser 237
7 Felix Serralles 225
8 Juan Piedrahita 223
9 Scott Anderson 219
10 Shelby Blackstock 218
11 Ethan Ringel 197
12 Sean Rayhall 188
13 Matthew Brabham 35
14 Scott Hargrove 34
15 Nelson Piquet Jr. 28
16 Heamin Choi 19


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