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Kaiser goes flag-to-flag for first Indy Lights victory at Phoenix

by R.J. O'Connell
Kyle Kaiser

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography

Kyle Kaiser scored his first Indy Lights victory ?after leading every lap from pole position in Saturday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Kaiser led all 90 laps to take his first career victory in Indy Lights, his third consecutive podium finish to open the 2016 season – and the sophomore driver for Juncos Racing becomes the third different winner in as many races of the 2016 season.

Ed Jones?finished where he started in second for a much-needed bounce-back result after a tough outing in St. Petersburg. Second-year drivers completed the podium as?RC Enerson?finished third for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, his fourth top-five finish in as many career oval races in Indy Lights.

Pro Mazda champion?Santiago Urrutia finished fourth, recording his best-ever oval finish.?Dean Stoneman?was the best driver making their first-ever start on an oval, finishing fifth after a long, hard-fought battle with fellow oval debutant?Andre Negrao who finished sixth.

St. Petersburg race one winner?Felix Serralles finished seventh,?Zach Veach?came back from starting last after not qualifying yesterday to finish eighth. Rookie?Neil Alberico?finished?ninth, with?Dalton Kellett finishing tenth for the second consecutive race.

It was not a good oval debut for St. Pete race two winner?Felix Rosenqvist, finishing 15th?as the last car running.

Only one car failed to finish, as?Heamin Choi spun on lap thirty-four, bringing out the only yellow flag of the race.