Indy Lights: Pigot follows up Barber pole with race one dominance

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Spencer Pigot did what he needed to do Saturday following a dominant run to pole on Friday in the first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, en route to his first win in the series.

The Rising Star Racing-backed driver, who advanced into Indy Lights via the Mazda scholarship after winning last year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, enjoyed a perfect race Saturday at the 2.3-mile track.

Pigot led all 30 laps in the No. 12 Juncos Racing Dallara IL15-Mazda en route to a 6.7109-second win over Jack Harvey, who posted his third runner-up finish in four races to open the year.

Besides Pigot, the other star of the race was RC Enerson, who gained two spots on the opening lap and then defended perfectly against Ed Jones. Carlin’s Jones opened the year with three wins in as many races but was never able to get around Enerson for third.

Contact occurred at the first turn of the opening lap between Juan Piedrahita, Sean Rayhall and Scott Anderson. Piedrahita got into Rayhall, who then got into Anderson. Both Rayhall and Anderson pitted for new front wings; Rayhall, on sticker tires, later set the fastest race lap of 1:13.8312 in his debut race with 8Star Motorsports.

Highlights of today’s race one, and Round 4 of the season, will be shown during the Indy Lights race broadcast on NBCSN, which will air Monday morning at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT Sunday night).