Even if James Davison's wet-weather victory at Mid-Ohio in 2008 could be termed "a bit of a fluke".... He proved to everyone today, that he is a very capable race winner in the Indy Lights series. Davison won today's Firestone Indy Lights race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second consecutive year. The 22-year-old Australian qualified on pole and led every lap of today's event. The win also gives Vision Racing their first Indy Lights victory.
James Hinchcliffe ran a very solid race and finished 2nd, 4.0420 seconds behind Davison at the flag. The end result marks Hinchcliffe's best finish of the season. He has finished on the podium five times in 2009, which translates to 41.7% of his race starts. Championship leader J.R. Hildebrand finished the race in 3rd.
The hard charger of the race was Stefan Wilson who improved 9 positions in 40-laps. Wilson drove from 17th on the grid to finish 8th.
Honorable mention should go to Felipe Guimaraes who just missed his second podium (finishing 4th) in as many races. Guimaraes improved 5 positions to finish 4th after starting 9th. Martin Plowman rounded out the top-five with a solid run that saw him improve 3 positions (8th-5th). The result ties his best finish in the Indy Lights series as he also finished 5th at Kansas.
Complete Results > >
(photo: Shawn Payne/indycar.com)