Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spencer Pigot takes Pro Mazda title at Grand Prix of Houston

Spencer Pigot addresses the press after his win in Houston. 
By Robert H Kelly 
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 29, 2014) Spencer Pigot, driving the No. 7 car for Juncos Racing led for all 30 laps and took the checker flag in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

The race on the 1.6 mile street course of NRG Park, was the second in two days for these up-and-coming drivers.

Pigot, a resident of Orlando, Florida and driving for Juncos Racing, had an average speed of 84.462 miles per hour with a best lap time of 1:08.7171 minutes. He received to 31 points in the driver point standings for the win.

Taking the runner-up position was rookie Neil Alberico, driving for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.

The Los Gatos, California native was 3.9977 second behind Pigot, averaging 84.301 miles per hour with a top lap time of 1:08.6893 minutes. He picked up 26 drivers points for his second place finish.

Shelby Blackstock, driving the No. 28 car for Andretti Autosports, place third with and average speed of 84.009 miles per hour and a best lap time of 1:09.1998 minutes.

Blackstock, who is a former University of Arizona student and a native of Nashville, Tennessee, is the son of country music superstar Reba McIntire.

Rounding out the top five places were Ryan Booth (JDC MotorSports) in fourth place and Nicholas Costa (M1 Racing) in fifth.

Local high school student, Clark Toppe, who is a junior at The Woodlands High School north of Houston, fought through the field, starting in the No. 12 position, to finish sixth place in front of the home town fans.

He posted on his Twitter account (@clarktoppe), after the race;

          “Awesome result today at Grand Prix of Houston for my first ProMazda
            race. Finished P6 and was only 4 tenths off the best time!”

The drivers will next meet on August 2-3, 2014 for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Troy, Ohio.

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