American based Aussies push hard

Monday 17 May, 2021
Three Aussies were in action over the weekend, that saw a variety of mixed results.

NTT Indycar Car Series

Will Power endured a tough weekend in the NTT IndyCar Series, just missing out on a top 10 finish in the GMR Grand Prix.
 
His weekend got off to an average start when he qualified in P12 and he was unable to make up much ground throughout the race, unlike a number of other drivers who started behind him and finished in front.
 
Power eventually crossed the line in 11th place, less than three seconds behind Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson, while three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin finished in P8 just under four seconds ahead of him.
 
The Queenslander now sits just behind McLaughlin on the outright standings in ninth place - the latter enjoying a strong debut season in the United States based series.
 

The series now turns its attention to its most prestigious race on the calendar with the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on 30 May.

 

Indy Lights

Alex Peroni has notched up his best weekend in the 2021 Indy Lights Series after claiming his maiden podium for the series.
 
Having struggled during the series’ practice session, the Tasmanian bounced back strongly with a P5 in qualifying for race one. Like he had for the previous two rounds of the season, Peroni finished the first race of the season in fifth place.
 
However, unlike those opening two rounds, rather than dropping down the order for the weekend’s second race, Peroni qualified in P4 and made up a spot to finish third for the first time this year.
 
In what was an extremely close fight for the outright win, just over one second separated the top four cars as race winner David Malukas finished two hundredths of a second ahead of Toby Sowery, while Peroni finished a further six tenths behind, half a second quicker than Kyle Kirkwood in P4.
 

The result sees Peroni move up to fifth on the outright standings and just four points ahead of the fourth placed Sowery ahead of the next round at Belle Isle Circuit on 12-13 June.

 

Formula Regional Americas Championship

Joshua Car has picked up his first ever win in the Formula Regional Americas Championship thanks to a very strong performance in the second round of the season.
 
Having qualified in P4 after posting the exact same time as Jordan Missig, Car then worked his way up the order to take the lead for which he then stretched out to a comfortable four seconds over Dylan Tavella.
 
Car’s win put an end to Kyffin Simpson’s dominance of the competition after the series leader won all three of the opening round’s races
 
After the New South Welshman enjoyed two podiums in that opening round, his first win of the year sees him jump to second place on the outright standings, 27 points behind Simpson and one point ahead of Missig.
 

Car and the rest of the Championship head to the Brainerd International Raceway for the third round on 16-18 July. 

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