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With the streets of Toronto in the rear-view mirror, the Indy Lights team will now break for two weeks before heading to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Rounds 13 and 14 of competition. Green flag for Race 1 of the double-header weekend will wave Saturday at 3:05 p.m. ET followed by Race 2 on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

 

No. 27 MEXICO #AWORLDOFITSOWN MAZDA
  • STARTED 2nd//FINISHED 2nd
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 1st(331 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: O'Ward extends his lead in the points championship after ending the day with a second-place finish//This is O'Ward's eighth podium finish of the season
      “Points and clean racing were the main goal this weekend. So far we’ve had so many wins, we’ve had great poles and I just wanted to be smart in the second race. I didn’t want to make any mistakes that put me or the car in danger. I’m happy with the results, I would have been happy with any place on the podium. It was a great weekend – we went with two second-place finishes in qualifying and a win and a second place, it’s not too bad. I think the fans are in for a treat for the last couple races of the season. [Colton] is a great teammate, he’s a great driver. We’ve both been pushing each other, and it will be whoever can come up with the most points in the end.”

       

       
      No. 98 ANDRETTI STEINBRENNER RACING / CURB MAZDA
      • STARTED 3rd//FINISHED 6th
      • CHAMPIONSHIP: 2nd (313 pts.)
      • OF NOTE: On Lap 1 of this morning's qualifying, Colton made contact with the wall just before the checkered flag waved unable to finish the session//After being cleared by medical for Race 2 following a minor hand injury Saturday, Herta took the start and completed three laps before parking for the remainder of the race for precautionary reasons
          "It’s really upsetting to not race today, but the future plays a bigger role in our goals and the championship is still in reach. We know we have a car to bring home the title so we’ll focus on being 100% and ready to fight in Mid-Ohio. I just have to thank my team and the medical staff for all the hard work and support they’ve provided this weekend. It’s been a rough go here in Toronto.”

           

           
          No. 48 JOURNEY MAZDA
          • STARTED 5th//FINISHED 4th
          • CHAMPIONSHIP: 5th (230 pts.)
          • OF NOTE: Battled for podium contention but ultimately ends the weekend with a fourth-place finish//This is Norman's ninth top-five finish of the season
              “We got a decent start and tried to make a move for P3 on the outside of Turn 3 and it didn’t work out. Then we were a little slow to get going but eventually got up to speed. The car felt really good once he tires came in and I feel like I learned a lot this weekend and I’m ready to push on for the rest of the season and get to the top step of the podium.”

               

               
              No. 28 K-LINE INSULATORS, USA MAZDA
              • STARTED 6th//FINISHED 5th
              • CHAMPIONSHIP:7th (211 pts.)
              • OF NOTE:Kellett completed all 35 laps to score his fourth top-five of the season
                  "It's been a very frustrating weekend. We lacked pace ever since we rolled off of the truck and I'm not quite sure what's been going on. At the start of the race, it felt like I had a tire going down but that went away after a few laps. I think we picked up some rubber from the IndyCar's warm-up session and that was a little weird. After that we were just too far back and we didn't have anything for the guys in front of us. I'm looking forward to turning things around at the series test leading into the Mid-Ohio racein two weeks. Overall, the fans here in Toronto were great and I was happy to have my friends and family here supporting me."

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