Matthew CowleyLexington, 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.

Full results are available here.


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)."