Lexington, OH – Australia's Scott Andrews took his sixth win in 10 F1600 Formula F Championship Series starts this season by going from last to first at Mid-Ohio in the United States, on Saturday afternoon.
In doing so, Andrews, originally from Victoria, equaled the all time number of race wins in a season by a driver in the series.
Andrews qualified his Spectrum on pole but was forced to start last due, to a difficulty in pit lane prior to the race. Doing Australia proud, he carved his way through the field, going from third to first on the last lap, and grabbing the win over American Andrew Hobbs and Canadian Thomas McGregor.
The Australian driver extended his series points lead and he has now been on the podium in nine of 10 races thus far - in his first F1600 Series season.
After taking his second pole position of the season, Andrews was forced to start last after he arrived late to the F1600 grid. But by the second lap, he had moved his Exclusive Autosport Spectrum from 20th to 14th.
By a mid-race caution, he was six seconds out of the lead and the first of the second grouping of cars in sixth overall. Amazingly, he entered the last lap in third, before finding his way to the front of the field just in time to see the checkered flag - and to pull off a remarkable victory.
Andrews said later, “a massive thanks to the Exclusive Autosport team and Spectrum, they gave me the car that we were able to do it with. We were somewhat lucky with that caution but that's racing and it got me into the draft. From there, I still had to capitalize and we did”.
Second place getter, Andrew Hobbs said after the race, “I thought we had the win, it’s great to come home second … it was a fantastic race. With the lack of passing opportunities everyone showed a lot of respect.”
McGregor took the second and final Exclusive entry to a podium finish in third after running in the top five for the duration of the race.
“It was crazy and a lot of fun, some of the best racing we’ve ever seen, the Series has to be proud of this,” said McGregor.
Finishing fourth, Robinson had the pace to win in the No. 12 K-Hill entry, but moved from second to fourth on the last lap.
Robinson, however, set yet another fast race lap and will start from pole for Sunday morning’s second F1600 race of the weekend alongside Ben Auriemma.
Robert Megennis followed his podium performances at Watkins Glen and VIR to complete the top five for Team Pelfrey, after being fastest in Friday practice.
Jordan Cane, Ben Auriemma, David Grant, Austin Mack and Kyle Kirkwood completed the top ten in a traditionally competitive Mid-Ohio event – with the run to the checkered flag being a frantic fight among the entire field.
Full results and Sunday morning’s starting grid are available on www.F1600Series.com under the results tab.
Sunday continues at Mid-Ohio with two F1600 rounds, with rounds 11 and 12 of the 2015 season taking place.