More from Steven Cole Smith
More from Spencer Pigot
Listen to this article
Spencer Pigot held off Jack Harvey to win the first of a pair of Indy Lights races in Toronto, after polesitter Nelson Piquet Jr. was taken out in a huge crash with R.C. Enerson that sent Enerson airborne and into the catch fence and then tire barrier.
Piquet led early, but Enerson made a move after 11 laps and ran over Piquet's left rear wheel, launching Enerson skyward. The Holmatro Safety Team was there immediately, and there were tense moments as many viewers were reminded of Jeff Krosnoff's fatal accident in Indy Car.
Enerson will reportedly not compete tomorrow. Piquet's car drove away from the crash but was too damaged to continue.
The red flag moved third-place Pigot to the lead, and there he remained.
Harvey was second, Felix Serralles was third. Eleven cars started.
UPDATE: Serralles was disqualified after failing post-race inspection giving Pigot's teammate Kyle Kaiser his first Indy Lights podium. Shelby Blackstock claimed a season high fourth-place finish with Ed Jones rounding out the top five.
Piquet Jr takes pole in Toronto
Polesitter Pigot prevails in soggy Toronto