Santiago Urrutia kept himself in title contention by leading home a five-car Indy Lights field in race two at Toronto, as both Colton Herta and Victor Franzoni start-and-parked.
Struggling with a fractured thumb sustained in a first-qualifying crash, Herta started from pitlane, and returned to the pits at the end of his first lap.
Franzoni meanwhile pitted and retired at the end of the second lap, in his case, he explained emotionally, because a lack of funds meant that he could not afford another crash after doing so in race one.
That gave Herta the opportunity to rejoin the action for another couple of laps in order to gain a few more points, but he ultimately lost further ground to Andretti team-mate Pato O’Ward, who finished second.
Urrutia, O’Ward and Aaron Telitz produced a close three-way fight in the early stages but positions remained the same, with Urrutia winning by 1.27 seconds.
Ryan Norman finished fourth, with Toronto native Dalton Kellett a distant fifth.
Race results (35 laps)
|1||Santiago Urrutia||Belardi Auto Racing||38m21.8600s|
|2||Patricio O’Ward||Andretti Autosport||+1.2708s|
|3||Aaron Telitz||Belardi Auto Racing||+2.1283s|
|4||Ryan Norman||Andretti Autosport||+16.1916s|
|5||Dalton Kellett||Andretti Autosport||+1m06.0199s|
|Ret||Colton Herta||Andretti Steinbrenner Racing|
|Ret||Victor Franzoni||Juncos Racing|
|Pole: Urrutia, 1m03.9714s? ? ? Fastest Lap: Telitz, 1m04.6971s