Hawksworth Cruises On Baltimore Streets
BALTIMORE – Jack Hawksworth led all 35 laps to win the Firestone Indy Lights Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday afternoon.
The championship points chase tightened significantly with two races remaining as Carlos Munoz, the front-runner entered the race on the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit made contact on lap six and finished ninth.
Hawksworth, who entered the race 39 points behind, won his third street course race of the season in the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car and returned to title contention.
“It was the perfect weekend for us from start to finish,” he said. “We rolled off the truck, we were quick straight from the off. When it’s like that it makes your life a lot easier.”
Sage Karam recorded his seventh podium with the runner-up finish to seize the points lead with 373. Munoz, a three-time winner this season, is two points back and Gabby Chaves, who finished third, has 369 points. Hawksworth is fourth with 362 points and Peter Dempsey is still in contention with 338 points.