Portante Sweeps Indy Weekend
Speedway, IN - Peter Portante pulled off the weekend sweep at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by finding a way to the lead for the race win. It is the fifth straight victory for the K-Hill Motorsports driver in the Atlantic Championship Series, with Polestar drivers Keith Grant finishing second and David Grant finishing third on Sunday afternoon at Indy, while Dudley Fleck won the Masters Class.
Quotes from the Top Finishers:
"It was a close race. Keith and David were right there. I found myself between the Grant brothers at the start, and knew I was quicker than David and Keith was behind me pressuring me. The car was perfect, and I am appreciative of the K-Hill effort," said Portante, who drives the No. 24 for K-Hill Motorsports and has shared the podium with the Grants at all six Atlantic races thus far held in 2017.
"I couldn't get by Peter today. I wish I had the chance to run behind him a bit more. The Polestar car felt good all race. It was a good race with David, he made one mistake and I capitalized on it," commented Grant, the 2015 Series Champion and driver of the No. 40 Polestar Swift 016/Mazda.
"The car was really good the entire time. I locked the brakes up going into turn one and bad mess ups cost me the day," added Grant, who led the opening part of the race after taking the lead early.
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.