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Urrutia beats Tan to win postponed race one at NOLA

by Gruz David
Photo: Andersen Promotions

Photo: Andersen Promotions

Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia took the victory in Pro Mazda’s first race of the weekend at a wet NOLA Motorsport Park.

The Team Pelfrey driver recorded his first Mazda Road to Indy win, having switched from the European single-seater scene.

Lining up second in a single-file start behind Tan, Urrutia got past the Malaysian during the opening lap and kept his lead until the checkered flag.

Tan had to do with runner-up, finishing three seconds behind Urrutia, while Timothe Buret completed the podium.

Patricio O’Ward took fourth after passing fellow French F4 alumnus Florian Latorre in the beginning of the race.

Two-time race winner at St. Petersburg, Neil Alberico finished sixth this time around, followed by Andretti’s Dalton Kellett and Juncos driver Jose Gutierrez.

The top ten was completed by Daniel Burkett and Alessandro Latif.

Race one results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Santiago?Urrutia Team?Pelfrey 11 laps
2 Weiron?Tan Andretti?Autosport +3.039
3 Timothe?Buret Juncos?Racing +5.579
4 Pato?O’Ward Team?Pelfrey +11.393
5 Florian?Latorre Cape?Motorsports?w/WTR +14.181
6 Neil?Alberico Cape?Motorsports?w/WTR +22.945
7 Dalton?Kellett Andretti?Autosport +31.562
8 Jose?Gutierrez Juncos?Racing +34.429
9 Daniel?Burkett Cape?Motorsports?w/WTR +42.579
10 Alessandro?Latif World?Speed?Motorsports +49.644
11 Garett?Grist Juncos?Racing +54.625
12 Raoul?Owens JDC?MotorSports +56.222
13 Will?Owen Juncos?Racing +57.354
14 Kyle?Connery JDC?MotorSports +1:11.969
15 Parker?Nicklin JDC?MotorSports +1:35.380
16 Bobby?Eberle(E) World?Speed?Motorsports +1:41.733