Alex Lloyd won today's Indy Pro Series Corning 100 at The Glen. Lloyd finished 4.7194 seconds ahead of yesterday's winner Wade Cunningham. Rounding out the top 5 were pole-sitter Daniel Herrington, Phil Giebler, and Richard Antinucci.
Daniel Herrington brought the field to the green flag along with fellow front row starter Bobby Wilson under beautiful, sun-drenched skies. The second row consisted of Phil Giebler and Alex Lloyd, with the third row featured Hideki Mutoh and yesterday's Corning 100, race-one, winner Wade Cunningham. The starting positions for today's race were set based on the results of yesterday's event, with the top 6 finishers having their positions inverted.
At the start, Bobby Wilson spun, dropping to the back of the pack. The man on the move was Alex Lloyd, who surged past Phil Giebler under braking for the Inner Loop on lap 2.
On lap 4, Alex Lloyd took the lead from pole-sitter Herrington on the run up to the Inner Loop. Herrington didn't give up easily and was later warned by Indy Pro Series Officials for easing Lloyd onto the grass on the straight-away.
Further back in the field on lap 4, the field was slowed by a full-course caution when rookie, #34 Jon Brownson spun and made contact with the tire barrier on the exit to the Inner Loop.
Lap 7 saw the race return to green-flag conditions. Wade Cunningham made a strong outside pass of Herrington going up the back straight and quickly set off after leader Lloyd.
Eighth starter Richard Antinucci made things exciting while running in 5th postion. He, Hideki Mutoh and Mike Potekhen were three wide going into the Inner Loop. Potekhen had the ideal line and came out ahead when the dust settled. The three would continue to run nose-to-tail for some time afterwards.
At one-third distance, the running order of the top seven was Lloyd, Cunningham, Herrington, Giebler, Potekhen, Antinucci and Mutoh. Bobby Wilson had made his way up to 12 th and would finish in that position.
Alex Lloyd consolidated his lead over the course of the remaining laps. Richard Antinucci was the only one of the front runners to improve his position in the closing laps of the race. Robbie Pecorari, who started 22 nd, would finish an impressive 11th.
With about 10 laps to go, officials debated whether to slow the field to clean up an orange shop rag that had fallen out of a car on the front straight. With 7 laps to go, a car ran over the debris and dragged it over to the Esses where it fell off and blew into the grass.