Enerson Shines at IMS for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
 May 10, 2015| 
  • Team News
Indianapolis, Ind. -- RC Enerson earned a season-best second-place finish in the second Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race, driving the No. 7 Lucas Oil car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 
Enerson started fifth and fought hard to move up the front. The 18-year-old, American driver was in P3 behind teammate Jack Harvey leading into the last lap of the race. When Harvey had mechanical issues, Enerson advanced one more spot on the podium.
 
"The end result of the race was good," said Enerson. "The start was a little hairy. There was a lot of stuff going on and we fell back really far in the field. Then we were able to just pick it up one by one by one. We ended up getting up there with Jack [Harvey] and I was following him through everybody.  But then to have him lose power at the end really sucks. I sympathize with him, but it's one step closer for me to the stop step. That's what my goal is.
 
"We're just learning so much so quickly and I'm looking to just do better and better each race."
 
Teammates Harvey, Anderson and Ringel finished P5, P9 and P10, respectively. However, the finish vaulted Harvey to second place in the championship points.
 
In just two days, practice begins for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing will take place on Sunday, May 24. The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires will compete in the Freedom 100 on Friday, May 22.

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports:
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. Schmidt was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after an accident during testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. SPM fields cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires. SPM is the most successful team in Indy Lights Series history with sixty-five race wins and seven championships. In addition, SPM won the coveted Indy 500 pole position in 2011, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015.

About Conquer Paralysis Now:
Conquer Paralysis Now is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis, formerly known as the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or in other ways. For more information, visit conquerparalysisnow.org.
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