Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Race 2
Lexington, OH
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Race 2
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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
About the track

The 2.258-mile, 13-turn natural-terrain road course offers a little of everything -- elevation changes, speed corners, flowing corners, tight corners, a narrow (40 feet) racing ribbon and a challenging entry to pit lane.

Race Review

Lexington, Ohio - Englishman Jack Harvey today completed his domination of the Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio weekend, earning the second of two Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victories at the famed road course while also taking both pole positions and logging the fastest lap in each race as an exclamation point. His commanding 12.180-second victory has moved him into second position in the championship with three races remaining.

Harvey, 21, started his #42 Racing Steps Foundation car on the front row next to Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian teammate Luiz Razia. Razia, from Brazil, came under pressure from Andretti Autosport's Matthew Brabham as the green flag fell, with Brabham getting a nose on the inside of Razia going into Turn Four. Unfortunately, Brabham could not make the pass stick, tapping Razia's right rear. The resulting damage ended Brabham's day and put Razia a lap down. 

Harvey timed the restart coming back from the ensuing yellow perfectly, but now had championship contenders Zach Veach and Gabby Chaves in his mirrors as the front three began to pull away from the field. Consistently quick laps gave Harvey a five-plus second lead by the halfway mark and left his pursuers firmly in his wake during the 40-lap event.

Managing to avoid the first lap incident, Ohio native Veach (Andretti Autosport) got around third-place starter and championship leader Chaves (Belardi Auto Racing) for second position. Veach, 19, who fell from second to third in the championship, held onto the position to the finish despite battling understeer and brake issues.

The 21-year-old Chaves maintained his championship lead with a third-place finish, though the title chase became that much tighter, with the surging Harvey now only 18 points behind. The young Colombian-American, starting fourth, could not keep Veach back in the first lap incident but recovered to score his eighth podium finish of the year.

Zimbabwe's Axcil Jefferies scored another fine finish in his second Indy Lights race holding fourth position ahead of a hard-fought battle for fifth. No fewer than five cars swapped positions in the middle of the field, with Juan Piedrahita (Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports w/Curb-Agajanian) cementing the advantage by mid-race. Teammate Juan Pablo Garcia maneuvered around Team Moore Racing's Jimmy Simpson on lap 14 for sixth position.

On the penultimate lap, Simpson tangled with the recovering Razia, who didn't quite complete the pass, cutting across the Indianapolis native's front wing, and costing him seventh position. Ryan Phinny (BHA/JMM w/Curb-Agajanian) finished in seventh, ahead of Simpson and Scott Anderson (Fan Force United) while Zack Meyer finished 10th, after a lap 11 off-course excursion during the height of the mid-field battle.

Contingency awards included a customized Race Energy BCM21 charger - the official battery of the ladder series - to the winning team of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian.

Top Three Positions
Jack Harvey
SPM with Curb-Agajanian
Zach Veach
Andretti Autosport
Gabby Chaves
Belardi Auto Racing
Past track winners
Sean Rayhall (R2) / 2015
RC Enerson (R1) / 2015
Jack Harvey (R2) / 2014
Jack Harvey (R1) / 2014
Gabby Chaves / 2013
Martin Plowman / 2010
James Davison / 2009
James Davison / 2008
Raphael Matos / 2008
Richard Antinucci / 2007
Townsend Bell / 2001
Townsend Bell / 2000
Andre Ribeiro / 1994
Bryan Herta / 1993
Robbie Groff / 1992
Brian Till / 1991
Paul Tracy / 1990
PJ Jones / 1989
Jon Beekhuis / 1988
Juan Manuel Fangio II / 1987
Steve Millen / 1986