Strong Short Oval Swing for Carbone
Newton, IA – Four races in four weeks are in the books, with 2010 F2000 Champion Victor Carbone most recently piloting his No. 3 Firestone Indy Lights machine on two short ovals – Milwaukee, which is one mile, and the bull ring-like Iowa Speedway, at just 7/8ths of a mile, where he finished third. Carbone came out of a busy month of June tied for fourth in the points, having finished every race this season.
Carbone was sixth in Milwaukee, and before that, fourth on the streets in Detroit.
Throwing the Brazilian a curve ball in Iowa, however, was rain – which postponed the race until after the Indy Cars, with the green flag dropping literally in the middle of the night as the IndyCar race did not finish until around 11:30 p.m. local time.
“Our start wasn’t great. I fell back to sixth or something like that, and I just didn’t have the pace to be honest at the beginning of the race. I just saw the guys in front of me – Gus and his teammate and the Andretti car – were struggling a little bit with the handling of their cars so I just took my time. My car was handling pretty good, so I just waited a little bit and started to pick one by one. I made it around Gus when we went through traffic, was up to second by that point, but I couldn’t manage to keep him behind me, we were missing a little bit somewhere,” said Carbone.
The Firestone Indy Lights next head to the streets of Toronto, July 6-8.