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Siegel reclaims Indy Pro 2000 points lead with Barber win

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography/Road to Indy

Nolan Siegel led from start to finish to take his second victory of the season and reclaim the points leads in Indy Pro 2000’s second race at Barber Motorsports Park.

Starting from pole, Siegel led comfortably at the green flag while the rest of the field battled each other through the first corners. Exclusive Autosport’s Louis Foster, who started in sixth, moved up to third with a very good opening lap.

At the back of the pack, Jay Howard Driver Development’s Salvador De Alba was the biggest winner as he gained five positions from his starting spot of 14th to complete lap one in ninth.

A third of the way into the race, DEForce Racing driver Siegel had a safe gap of one second-and-a-half over Jay Howard Driver Development’s Braden Eves, who had held on to his starting position.

Foster did start putting pressure on him though and eventually attempted an overtake. The pair went side-by-side twice with Eves staying ahead in a battle that allowed Siegel to increase his lead up to two seconds.

In the closing stages of the race, Eves and Foster reduced Siegel’s lead down to under a second, but that wouldn’t be enough to challenge for the win. Meanwhile, Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Enaam Ahmed dropped back as he didn’t have the pace to fight for the podium and finished in a comfortable fourth place, two seconds ahead of team-mate and race one winner Reece Gold.

Josh Green, Kiko Porto, Salvador de Alba, Jonathan Browne and Jack William Miller completed the top 10 in a race with little on-track action after the opening lap.

Race result (30 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Nolan Siegel DEForce Racing 40m04.5218s
2 Braden Eves JHDD +0.7522s
3 Louis Foster Exclusive Autosport +1.1829s
4 Enaam Ahmed Juncos Hollinger Racing +6.2271s
5 Reece Gold Juncos Hollinger Racing +8.4850s
6 Josh Green Turn 3 Motorsport +10.1798s
7 Kiko Porto DEForce Racing +10.7470s
8 Salvador de Alba JHDD +11.1013s
9 Jonathan Browne Turn 3 Motorsport +19.6183s
10 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri Motorsports +20.6132s
11 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Pabst Racing +21.2938s
12 Colin Kaminsky Pabst Racing +21.9697s
13 Wyatt Brichacek JHDD +27.5333s
14 Jordan Missig Pabst Racing +37.0510s
15 Charles Finelli FatBoy Racing +1 lap
Fastest lap: Foster, 1m19.2563s

Championship standings
1 Siegel 96   2 Foster 91   3 Eves 83   4 Gold 74   5 Ahmed 74   6 Green 72   7 Porto 61   8 Kaminsky 50   9 Miller 47   10 Brichacek 43