It took Jack Harvey 10 races to win his first Indy Lights trophy in his rookie season of 2014. In 2015, it took six, as Harvey won the first of the dual races at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Harvey, driving for Schmidt Peterson/Curb-Agajanian, started from the pole and led all 30 laps around the 14-turn road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the third different winner of 2015.
“It was pretty much a perfect day. (Had) the fastest lap and won,” Harvey said. “The pole really pays dividends. I was meant to start on new tires but wound up starting on old ones. (That) means we have used one less (set) than everyone else thus far this weekend.”
Harvey finished 4.3 seconds ahead of Sean Rayhall, who earned his best career finish in just his third start, then Ed Jones, Max Chilton and RC Enerson.
Only eight cars made it to the finish. Kyle Kaiser and Juan Piedrahita went out due to contact with each other on Lap 2. Ethan Ringel went out after 16 laps and Felix Serralles stalled in Turn 1 on Lap 23.
Race two will be tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. ET/