Scott Hargrove and Spencer Pigot earned victories in the Allied Building Products Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Houston Presented by Marlin CNG Services.
Victory in the second race on the 1.634-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit was Pigot's fifth of the season for Juncos Racing, and he moved back into the lead of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires championship standings with five races left.
Pigot led every lap after starting second to lead Neil Alberico across the finish line by 3.9997 seconds.
"It's been a rough patch for us the last few race weekends,” said Pigot, 20, from Orlando, Fla. “Even coming out here on Friday, we were really off the pace back in eighth, ninth, 10th position. We just kept working harder and harder and looking over every area where we could improve the car and improve our driving. It was a great day for the points and a great day for the team.”
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In the first race, Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing’s Hargrove recorded his third victory of the season even after serving a drive-through penalty for avoidable contact.
“were running really close and Neil (Alberico) got a run on me into Turn 5 and, unfortunately, when I tried to cut underneath him I caught him right when he was braking and ran into him and took him out,” Hargrove said. “I am pretty bummed about that particularly because he is my teammate. The team did a great job of rebounding. I had to serve my drive-through penalty but I was able to get up to third on a restart.
“I was passing people left, right and center. I think I passed 15 cars throughout the race and the team did a great job on the pit stop and got me from the back of the field up to 10th.”
The next race weekend is Aug. 2-3 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.