Friday, May 23, 2014

Gabby Chaves Wins 2014 Indy Lights Freedom 100

Gabby Chaves pipped Matthew Brabham at the post of the 2014 Indy Lights Freedom 100. It's being called the 3rd closest Indy Lights victory, following a razor close Chicagoland race and last year's finish when Peter Dempsey beat Gabby Chaves by .0026 seconds



Brabham, driving for Andretti Autosport, is the grandson of Sir Jack Brabham, Formula 1 champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. When Sir Jack died a few days ago, there were many tributes and signs of respect and mourning around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so it's nice to see his grandson carrying on the family tradition.

One thing I've noticed about these Indy Lights drivers is that they have the same nerves of steel as the IndyCar drivers. At one point, Chaves was drafting off Brabham, sitting this|close to his rear that all Brabham had to do was let off the throttle and Chaves would have driven under him.



This is yet another exciting Indy Lights finish I've been able to witness. This is my sixth year at the Speedway, and only my second Lights race. But it's enough to make me a fan, and to pay attention throughout the year now.

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