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Foster dominant in first Indy Pro 2000 race at Mid-Ohio

by Peter Allen

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography

Louis Foster was dominant despite two caution periods on his way to winning the first Indy Pro 2000 race at Mid-Ohio to add to his series lead.

Exclusive Autosport driver Foster kept the lead at the start while Salvador de Alba was a man on the move, climbing from fifth to third.

The race went under caution after Yuven Sundaramoorthy was tagged and spun off into the gravel at Turn 2, and de Alba gained second place at the restart past Nolan Siegel.

De Alba could do nothing about Foster though, even after another caution period at one-third distance after Jonathan Browne spun and stopped in Turn 1.

Foster continually pulled away after the restart, eventually winning by 14.5 seconds.

De Alba held onto second with a train of cars behind him. Kiko Porto attempted to pass Siegel for third on the last lap but had to settle for fourth.

Josh Green, Enaam Ahmed, Reece Gold and Braden Eves followed closely, with Wyatt Brichacek dropping back from fifth to ninth in the closing stages. Jack William Miller also slipped back after a wide moment.

Race result (12 laps)
Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Louis Foster Exclusive Autosport 43m05.8282s
2 Salvador de Alba Jay Howard Driver Development +14.5615s
3 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing +15.1053s
4 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing +15.7064s
5 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport +16.0460s
6 Enaam Ahmed Juncos Hollinger Racing +16.5739s
7 Reece Gold Juncos Hollinger Racing +16.8683s
8 Braden Eves Jay Howard Driver Development +17.8391s
9 Wyatt Brichacek Exclusive Autosport +20.3986s
10 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri w/Exclusive +24.1290s
11 Jordan Missig Pabst Racing +27.6448s
12 Jonathan Browne Turn 3 Motorsport +1 lap
13 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing
Fastest lap: Foster, 1m18.9100s

Championship standings
Foster 256   2 Gold 218   3 Siegel 213   4 Ahmed 199   5 Green 197   6 Eves 196   7 de Alba 174   8 Porto 164   9 Miller 157   10 Colin Kaminsky 144