AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Kaiser has scored a perhaps overdue first career victory in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series, following a dominant drive in leading flag-to-flag in the 90-lap race.
Other than a single caution at Lap 34, there were no interruptions for Kaiser in the No. 18 Intervision/NetApp/Juniper Networks Dallara IL-15 Mazda for Juncos Racing, as he controlled the race from pole.
Kaiser now has his first win after finishing third and second in the opening two races of the season, and will move into the series points lead.
Ed Jones and RC Enerson, the two expected preseason championship favorites, scored their first podium finishes of the season in second and third place.
Santiago Urrutia and Dean Stoneman completed the top five, Stoneman having doggedly pursued and later passed Andre Negrao for the final top-five position and making his way forward after starting ninth.
Negrao was sixth ahead of Felix Serralles and Zach Veach, the latter of whom made up eight positions from 16th and last on the grid to secure a respectable eighth place finish.
Felix Rosenqvist was 15th in his first oval start.
Results are below. Saturday’s race will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, April 6, at 2:00 am EDT.