Jamin scores first Pro Mazda win
Nico Jamin broke Team Pelfrey’s stranglehold on the Pro Mazda championship, by driving his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor racing machine to victory lane at Mid-Ohio.
Every time the Pro Mazda field has tested at Mid-Ohio, Jamin’s pace has suggested a rare area of vulnerability for the Pelfrey cars, and his five second victory over Aaron Telitz this morning endorsed that view comprehensively.
From pole position, reigning USF2000 champion Jamin soared into the lead to end Lap 1 a full second clear of fellow front-row starter Telitz, and from there he steadily pulled away, with Telitz only pegging back the lead for a couple of laps mid-race.
It marks the fourth straight win at Mid-Ohio for Jamin, who won all three USF2000 races here last year.
However, Telitz was arguably the big winner of the day, as he took a clear lead in the championship standings having entered the weekend tied for the points lead with once-dominant teammate Pato O’Ward. However, O’Ward dropped from a mediocre fifth on the grid to finish seventh, being passed by Juncos Racing’s Nicolas Dapero on Lap 6 at the Carousel, and by his own teammate TJ Fischer on Lap 9, after he dropped a wheel in the dirt.
Third place went to Juncos Racing’s Will Owen, four seconds behind Telitz, but five seconds ahead of his two teammates Jake Parsons and Dapero, who were separated by less than a second over the final five laps.
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