Pigot completes Indy Lights weekend sweep at Barber Motorsports Park

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Spencer Pigot ended Ed Jones’ P1 reign in the Indy Lights series, finishing a sweep of the series’ duel races at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

In race two, Pigot beat Jack Harvey by 5.9 seconds, for the Juncos Racing rookie’s second win. Pigot led all 65 laps over the course of the two races.

Through four races, only two laps have been led by a driver who did not win an event.

Rounding out the top five was Max Chilton, Felix Serralles and Scott Anderson.

Jones, who won the first three races of the season, made contact with Kyle Kaiser on Lap 2, causing a tire problem that sent Jones to the pits, putting him a lap down. He would finish 11th.

Kaiser was the only driver to not finish the race. He entered the pits after 11 laps to deal with an engine problem and never returned, finishing 12th.

Running Order:

1. Spencer Pigot … 35 laps

2. Jack Harvey … 35 laps

3. Max Chilton … 35 laps

4. Felix Serralles … 35 laps

5. Scott Anderson … 35 laps

6. Sean Rayhall … 35 laps

7. RC Enerson … 35 laps

8. Juan Piedrahita … 35 laps

9. Ethan Ringel … 35 laps

10. Shelby Blackstock … 35 laps

11. Ed Jones … 35 laps

12. Kyle Kaiser… 11 laps

Dutch Grand Prix becomes fourth Formula 1 race canceled this season

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ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, after organizers decided Thursday they didn’t want to play host to an event without spectators.

It was to be the first Dutch GP since 1985, but F1 wants to start the season with no spectators at races.

“We would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” race director Jan Lammers said in a statement. “We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”

The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed. Fans who bought tickets can use them next year.

The coastal circuit has been redesigned, with some corners banked to facilitate faster racing.

The other races canceled this year were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.

Another six have been postponed.

F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15 to 18 races this season, starting in July with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP.