Castroneves, GP2’s Leal split wins in Montoya’s charity kart event


This weekend in Medellin, Colombia, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Colombian GP2 driver Julian Leal were victorious in Juan Pablo Montoya’s “Carrera de Estrellas” (Race of Stars) charity race.

All proceeds raised went to Montoya’s Formula Smiles foundation, which helps underprivileged children in Colombia. The event featured plenty of star power (no pun intended) with competitors such as NASCAR’s Kurt Busch and Joey Logano, IndyCar’s Carlos Munoz and Sebastian Saavedra, and Indy Lights’ Gabby Chaves also taking part.

According to Colombia’s Caracol Radio, at least 1,500 spectators attended the event, which took place on a temporary street circuit in Medellin. The event had a two-race format with one in the day and another at night.

In the day race, Leal took the win ahead of Montoya and Munoz. In the nightcap, Castroneves triumphed over Logano while Chaves came home third.

Race 1 – Results
1. Julian Leal (COL)
2. Juan Pablo Montoya (COL)
3. Carlos Muñoz (COL)
4. Gabby Chaves (COL)
5. Helio Castroneves (BRA)
6. Sebastian Saavedra (COL)
7. Gustavo Yacamán (COL)
8. Kurt Busch (USA)
9. Joey Logano (USA)
10. Manuela Vasquez (COL)

Race 2 – Results
1. Helio Castroneves (BRA)
2. Joey Logano (USA)
3. Gabby Chaves (COL)
4. Juan Pablo Montoya (COL)
5. Julian Leal (COL)
6. Carlos Muñoz (COL)
7. Kurt Busch (USA)
8. Gustavo Yucamán (COL)
9. Sebastian Saavedra (COL)
10. Manuela Vasquez (COL)