IndyCar Series: Will Power converts pole to victory at Road America
Will Power (Team Penske) snatches his second victory in the 2016 IndyCar season today at Road America by winning the Kohler Grand Prix. After started from pole, Power led 46 of 50 laps and crossed the finish line 0.7429sec ahead of Tony Kanaan (Chip Ganassi Racing). Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) completed the podium.
The race had no interruptions until lap 39, when Conor Daly spun in Turn 1, hitting the outside tire barrier and ending the day. The incident brought out the only caution of the race. The championship leader Simon Pagenaud was second at the last restart, with six laps to go, but some engine issues forced him to slow down and he dropped to 13th place until the end of the race. Pagenaud remained in the championship lead but his gap over the second-placed Helio Castroneves was decreased to 74 points. Castroneves finished fifth today, behind Ryan Hunter-Reay.
After his 27th career victory, Will Power moved up to the thid place in the championship standings, passing over Scott Dixon, who retired early in the race, after just six laps, due to mechanical issues.
Charlie Kimball, Juan Pablo Montoya, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and Carlos Munoz completed top 10 today at Road America, in the first IndyCar race at historic road course since 2007. Following the race, track president George Bruggenthies said today was the largest-attended event on Road America history.
After three races at road courses, IndyCar Series is returning to oval racing. The next round of the championship would be Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. The race is scheduled for July 10.