Hawksworth Flies On Toronto Streets
TORONTO – Qualifications proved to be the most demanding portion of the weekend at Exhibition Place for Firestone Indy Lights competitor Jack Hawksworth.
The first-year Firestone Indy Lights driver from England earned his first Sunoco Pole Award following a minor incident on the first lap of the 45-minute session and went on to a flag-to-flag victory in the caution-free 50-lap race on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street course.
Hawksworth, driving the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car, earned his second victory of the season.
With bonus points attached for the pole and leading the most laps to the victory and championship points front-runner Carlos Munoz placing fourth, Hawksworth slid into title contention through eight of 12 rounds.
Peter Dempsey, the Firestone Freedom 100 winner in the No. 5 Belardi Auto Racing car, overtook the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car of Gabby Chaves on Lap 46 for second and finished 14.4 seconds back.
Chaves settled for third, followed by Carlos Munoz and Juan Pablo Garcia.
Jack Hawksworth, Peter Dempsey, Gabby Chaves, Carlos Munoz, Juan Pablo Garcia, Sage Karam, Zach Veach, Jorge Goncalvez, Matthew Di Leo.