- 13 May 2017
Lexington, OH - Team Pelfrey's Matthew Cowley won the first F1600 Championship Series race at Mid-Ohio, prevailing in his No. 80 Mygale/Honda on Saturday morning. Cowley led every lap with a dominating pace, extending a huge gap to win his first F1600 race over a raging battle for the rest of the podium. Yuven Sundaramoorthy finished second with Lance Fenderson in third. Scott Rubenzer won the Masters Class.
Matthew Cowley, Team Pelfrey:
"I felt I took to the track, it's a great track. It's got a Brands Hatch feel with ups and downs, wavy and slick. It was the plan to get a good start, to try to get into the lead early. I put in a few (big) opening laps to try to get momentum going and build a gap."
Yuven Sundaramoorthy, K-Hill Motorsports:
"At the start I managed to gain a position on Zach Holden. From there I knew if I lost a few positions it was fine because the draft is so big here. I got lucky at the end, in the right position at the right time."
Lance Fenderson, K-Hill Motorsports:
"It was a bad qualifying yesterday. We got to the lead pack. It took me a couple of laps to get there. The leader broke away. The last couple of laps were interesting with the K-Hill drivers second, third and fourth."
Scott Rubenzer, Masters Class Winner:
"It was a great race, with good battling with Joel (Haas) and Chuck (Horn)."