Young Kiwi Racer Hunter McElrea has finished second in the final race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.
It took a few races to dial in, but Hunter McElrea believes both he and his Engineer have finally started to crack the winning code with the Indy Pro 2000 race car, and in the process the young Kiwi has claimed his maiden podium finish with a second place in the final race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.
Sweeping changes to the car’s set up meant the switch came on from the moment the flag dropped in the final race, and McElrea made quick progress from seventh on the grid, “Straight away I felt more comfortable, making multiple moves around the outside and charging to P2. I was also able to hunt the leader down by around 0.3 a lap, but just missed out on victory by half a second at the end. My first podium in Indy Pro 2000 and a big points boost.”
The podium however was just the icing, with McElrea more delighted to have dialled in to the new car “Overall it was a very productive 'race week' with me and my engineer better understanding the car and closing in 15 points to the Championship lead. It is ultra-competitive, and there are 8 guys constantly fighting for victories every race, but I have plenty of confidence now to take into the rest of the season. It is going to be a very intense year!”
The race at Mid-Ohio this coming weekend has been postponed until September due to COVID-19.
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