LaRue Takes Second Indy Victory
Speedway, IN - John LaRue held off an early challenge on the race start, leading every lap to sweep the Indianapolis Motor Speedway F2000 Championship Series weekend with a second victory on Sunday afternoon, his third of the 2017 season. Robert Allaer charged from seventh to finish second, while Tim Paul completed the podium and Matt McDonough and Brandon Dixon finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Quotes from the Top Finishers:
"The milk tastes great. It was an unbelievable weekend I need to thank my crew. It's been a blast here," said LaRue, who won round three of the 2017 season at Mid-Ohio and takes home victories in rounds five and six held this weekend at Indianapolis in the No. 17 from LaRue Motorsports.
"We had a little better luck today. Let me tell you John LaRue is a superstar, I need to build a hook to latch onto him, he's fast. It's a great day at a great place, so lucky to be here," said Allaer, who drives the No. 52 for LTD Motorsports and bounces back from a DNF on Saturday with a strong run.
"We struggled early in the weekend and found some speed for the races, I'm happy. I can't believe Matt McDonough was wheeling that thing around with a broken rear wing," commented Paul, in the No. 35 Momentum and Screaming Monkey Racing entry, making his first visit to the podium in 2017.
"It was a long race for me. I got a good start and thought we had a good car to win today," McDonough commented. "I got hit from behind in the first turn, I wasn't sure who it was. I managed to stay with John despite a broken rear wing and punctured tire for a few laps, but it got worse and worse as the race went on. I wanted to do a little bit better today after the second place yesterday."
Full results are available at www.F1600Series.com, www.F2000Series.com and www.AtlanticChampionshipSeries.com.
Next up, Formula Race Promotions heads for its traditional date at the highly-technical Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 30 - July 2, for an exciting weekend of action in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championships.