Milwaukee - Sunday - Close
So - the crowd. It was really odd, everything seemed really packed.... except the stands, which seemed half full.
Which is kind of a bummer, as it was an absolutely beautiful day for a race.
Yes, it ended up being a strategy race, and we have seen better races, but this facility needs the fans to come out if Michael Andretti is going to keep investing the energy of his company into the event.
Because, otherwise, they'll look for another market that perhaps makes more sense. Which would be a shame, as there aren't many tracks with 100 years of history.
Chaves, Veach Separated by Seven Points Prior to Double-Header Season Finale
The 2014 season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires reaches its climax this weekend with a pair of races comprising the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. At stake is a $750,000 prize to the winner of the final step on the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder aimed at assisting graduation to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2015.
Colombian-American Gabby Chaves, 21, currently holds the point for Belardi Auto Racing, although 19-year-old Zach Veach (Andretti Autosport), from Stockdale, Ohio, trails by only seven points, 466-459, following an impressive come-from-behind victory on Sunday at the famed Milwaukee Mile oval. This weekend will present an entirely different challenge for the title protagonists who will square off for a 40-minute "sprint" race on Saturday followed by a 60-minute "feature" event on Sunday, August 24, on the demanding 2.385-mile, 12-turn natural terrain road course.
Englishman Jack Harvey, driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian, also remains in the title hunt with 443 points to his name. Chaves has won four times this season, Veach three times and Harvey twice as the 21-year-old from Lincoln, England, dominated the two most recent road course events, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, on August 2/3.
A total of 105 points are up for grabs - 50 to the winner of each race, plus one point for the fastest qualifier on Friday afternoon and single bonus points for leading most laps and the fastest lap in each of the two races.