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Romancini Wins, Kimball Charges

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 31, 2009 at 1:26 pm hard charger, Indy Lights

Brazilian driver Mario Romancini won his first Indy Lights race moments ago at the Milwaukee Mile. Without any previous testing experience in Milwaukee, the 21-year-old driver adapted to the track extremely well and drove to victory without any serious threat. Today’s win comes in only his third career oval start. J.R. Hildebrand remained close due to several caution flags, but was unable to make a move on Romancini. Hildebrand crossed the stripe in second place, marking his fourth top-three finish in six races. Sebastian Saavedra ran a competitive race to finish third. He was battling for position throughout the 100 lap event and passed Gustavo Yacaman on lap 99 to claim the final podium spot.

American driver Charlie Kimball ran a solid race to finish in the top-ten. After an incident in practice, Kimball and Team PBIR narrowly got the car back together before yesterday’s qualifying session. Using the qualifying session as a shake-down, Kimball qualified the car in 15th. He improved five positions in today’s race to finish 10th…earning him the hard charger title.

Indy Lights-Milwaukee Mile
Full Results

(photo by Dan Helrigel)

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