- 13 May 2017
Lexington, OH - Matthew Cowley doubled up and won in the second F1600 race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio, taking the checkered flag after a near race-long fight with Zach Holden. Cowley takes his second win of the day for Team Pelfrey, while Holden finished second and Yuven Sundaramoorthy completed the podium matching his morning performance.
Matthew Cowley, Team Pelfrey:
"It was a hard fought battle with Zach, basically from lap one. Then we worked a bit to pull a gap and went at it the last couple of laps and managed to come out with the win thankfully."
Zach Holden, K-Hill Motorsports:
"It was a good race. Matthew and I were able to draft away from everyone. The last couple of laps we were going at it."
Yuven Sundaramoorthy, K-Hill Motorsports:
"I didn't know how I was going to do, being in the lead in the second pack of cars. I had to constantly defend in turn four. I made quite a few three-wide passes on the inside and got lucky in the end."
Scott Rubenzer (Masters Class Winner), Rubenzer Racing:
"The circumstances of my last lap pass in the carousel were there and I went for it, and it worked. Sometimes it doesn't. It was a great race with the three of us battling, regardless of where I finished; that was fun."
Joel Haas (Masters Class - Second Place), Rice Race Prep:
"That was a fun race. Scott and I were trading mistakes, and he had less than I did."
Joe Colasacco (Masters Class - Third Place), Auriana Racing:
"Our pace was down compared to this morning. We had a little contact from the morning and just got the car back together. Now we know what we need to do for the third race, hopefully we can pick up the speed."