Barber Motorsports Park Mazda Road To Indy update #8 – Sunday 7:30am – Good morning!

Good morning from Barber Motorsports Park, where there are two Mazda Road To Indy races today. The second Pro Mazda race of the weekend is set to roll off at 9am (CT) and the second Legacy Indy Lights 100 takes the checkered flag at 12:10pm (CT).


The fourth place finisher in the second Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda race, Victor Franzoni, was disqualified after his No. 17 Afterburner Autosport car was found to be in violation of Rule 14.1(a) which states:

All components provided by the Series, an authorized manufacturer or supplier must be used as provided unless otherwise stated in these rules or in update bulletins. For avoidance of doubt these rules currently provide for no modification of any component.

This is the third time in the last two years that an Afterburner Autosport car has been disqualified following post race tech. The first was at St. Petersburg in 2014 and the second came during Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park in February of this year.

It’s unfortunate for the speedy Brazilain, Franzoni, who is an innocent victim, lost 19 points and falls from fourth to fifth in the championship standings. The disqualification at NOLA Motorsports Park was also costly, possibly costing him the Winterfest Championship.


John Cummiskey Racing rookie driver Anthony Martin took home the Tilton Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions during the race. The Australian moved from his sixth starting spot to finish on the middle step of the podium. Martin also won the RePlay XD move of the race for his sixth lap pass of Victor Franzoni.


Davey Hamilton, Jr.,(D.J.), the son of former Verizon IndyCar Series driver Davey Hamilton is exploring the possibility of joining the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire series. D.J. recently spent four days testing the old Indy Lights car at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Southern California, and will be testing McCormack Racing’s IL-15 at the Putnam Park Road Course in the next week. The 18 year-old is also scheduled to compete in Winged Sprint and Silver Crown cars this year.


The starting line-up for the second Legacy Indy Lights 100 and second Pro Mazda races are below. As is the case with each time the Mazda Road To Indy runs two races in a weekend, the starting grid is set by using either your second quickest qualifying lap or your quickest race #1 lap.

Legacy Indy Lights 100 Race #2 starting grid:

1 12 Pigot, Spencer (R) 01:12.6066 Quals
2 42 Harvey, Jack 01:12.7613 Quals
3 11 Jones, Ed (R) 01:12.8490 Quals
4 18 Kaiser, Kyle (R) 01:12.9439 Quals
5 14 Chilton, Max (R) 01:13.0522 Quals
6 7 Enerson, RC (R) 01:13.2117 Quals
7 77 Anderson, Scott 01:13.7750 Quals
8 8 Rayhall, Sean (R) 01:13.8312 Race 1
9 4 Serralles, Felix (R) 01:13.9008 Quals
10 5 Piedrahita, Juan 01:14.0060 Quals
11 51 Blackstock, Shelby (R) 01:14.3809 Quals
12 71 Ringel, Ethan (R) 01:14.5603 Quals

Pro Mazda Race #2 starting grid:

1 22 Tan, Weiron (R) 01:21.2162 Quals
2 6 Buret, Timothe (R) 01:21.3485 Quals
3 81 Urrutia, Santiago (R) 01:21.5424 Quals
4 3 Alberico, Neil 01:21.6498 Quals
5 82 O’Ward, Pato (R) 01:21.6900 Quals
6 7 Gutierrez, Jose 01:21.7346 Quals
7 5 Grist, Garett 01:21.8346 Quals
8 23 Owen, Will (R) 01:21.8943 Quals
9 10 Latorre, Florian (R) 01:21.9376 Quals
10 28 Kellett, Dalton 01:22.0542 Quals
11 91 Connery, Kyle 01:22.3504 Quals
12 2 Burkett, Daniel (R) 01:22.6834 Quals
13 19 Owens, Raoul (R) 01:22.7712 Quals
14 26 Nicklin, Parker (R) 01:23.3113 Quals
15 14 Latif, Alessandro (R) 01:23.4248 Quals
16 13 Eberle(E), Bobby 01:24.8287 Quals
17 37 Horak(E), Jay 01:25.2513 Quals