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Vautier wins, takes championship lead

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted April 13, 2011 at 1:18 am Star Mazda

Frenchman Tristan Vautier dominated the Star Mazda field Sunday on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course, winning by 39.586 seconds after starting from pole position.

Nick Andries finished second after making an impressive run from ninth. Juncos Racing’s Tatiana Calderon recorded a career-best finish of third to claim the final podium spot in the 16-car field.

Vautier’s win elevated the 21-year-old into first place in the 2011 Star Mazda Championship with a 12-point advantage over Connor De Phillippi — who was involved in an incident with Ireland’s Patrick McKenna Sunday.

Carlos Linares earned hard charger honors by rounding out the top-five, finishing just behind Joao Victor Horto, after starting 14th.

Complete Results after the jump.

Star Mazda Championship
Barber Motorsports Park
Round 2 Results

  1. Tristan Vautier
  2. Nick Andries
  3. Tatiana Calderon
  4. JV Horto
  5. Carlos Linares
  6. Nick Mancuso
  7. Gustavo Menezes
  8. Larry Pegram
  9. Sage Karam
  10. Connor De Phillippi
  11. Martin Scuncio
  12. Zach Meyer
  13. Patrick McKenna
  14. Walt Bowlin
  15. Jerimy Daniel
  16. Richard Heistand
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