Florian Latorre took control of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda title chase, following up his second and fourth-place finishes from the previous two days, by dominating the third race of the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
The 17-year-old Frenchman started from the pole and was never seriously challenged en route to his second win of the season in the No. 10 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing entry. Latorre holds a 30-point advantage over teammate Jake Eidson with two races remaining at Sonoma Raceway on Aug. 23-24.
Peter Portante of Plainville, Conn., finished second in the ArmsUp Motorsports car for his second podium of the weekend on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. RC Enerson of Team E Racing finished third.
"The car was very, very fast and good throughout the race," Latorre said. "It was a great weekend for us."
Eidson won the second race, with Aaron Telitz finishing second in an ArmsUp Motorsports car and Henrik Furuseth finishing third for JAY Motorsports.
Enerson, 17, of New Port Richey, Fla., won the opening race, overtaking pole sitter Latorre in the first corner and winning by 1.6223 seconds over Latorre. Portante finished third.