Mazda Road to Indy

Hawksworth Scores In Indy Lights Debut

Jack Hawksworth found victory lane Saturday during his debut in the Firestone Indy Lights Series in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jack Hawksworth, who earned the 2012 Star Mazda Championship, won in his Firestone Indy Lights debut for Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian Motorsports after leaders Carlos Munoz and Gabby Chaves tangled while battling for the lead.

Munoz, the Sunoco Pole Award recipient in the No. 26 Dialy-Ser-Andretti Autosport car, was battling Chaves in the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car entering Turn 1 of Lap 11 when they made contact.

Hawksworth made his way around the scene to take the lead, which he held the remainder of the 45-lap race.

“I’m so fortunate to be with these guys and working with such a great team,” Hawksworth said. “They’ve helped me develop over the winter and today I nearly scooted off on the first corner and they gave me a really, really good car. What a great way to start the season.”

Hawksworth led Peter Dempsey across the finish line by 4.9 seconds for the fourth consecutive victory at St. Petersburg for a Schmidt Peterson car. The past three winners (J.K. Vernay, Josef Newgarden and Tristan Vautier went on the win the series title).

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