Ed Jones Makes It Two In A Row For His Indy Lights Debut Weekend
 March 30, 2015| 
  • Team News
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Ed Jones cruised to his second victory this weekend in Race 2 of the Indy Lights Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline.
 
The Emirates driver once again started from pole and had a strong start, to hold the lead going into turn one. Jones did have some pressure for the first 20 laps from second place Jack Harvey, but a lap later posted the fastest lap of the race, 60.866 seconds, and then looked back, cruising to victory by 9.0708 seconds
 

Driving the No. 11 Toys for Boys Miami/United Rivers car for Carlin Racing, the 20-year-old said, "The car was great throughout the race. It was the longest race I've ever done but it felt quicker than yesterday's race somehow. I just had to focus, keep pushing and not make any mistakes. What won the race for us was consistency, making sure I took care of the tires. But it's all come down to the hard work and dedication the team and I have done through the past few months. The preparation for this race was massive; we did so much work so that when we got out on the track, we would be fast straightaway. I studied older on-boards, YouTube videos, made my own notes and visualized the track so that when I got here, it was almost like I'd driven it a hundred times. But it is a different kind of race for me, to be on a street circuit with concrete walls all around!"

Jones made the switch to Indy Lights and the USA at the beginning of the year after becoming the youngest winner of the Euro F3 Open Championship in 2013. Last year, despite missing three races mid-season races due to back injury, he still earned two podium finishes in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Carlin.
 

Jones will return to street course action with Carlin Racing in Long Beach, CA, on April 19.

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