Victor Garcia scored is first career Firestone Indy Lights victory in his second start at Barber Motorsports Park, holding off Stefan Wilson in a race-long duel.
For 36 laps, and through two restarts at Barber Motorsports Park, Victor Garcia had his hands full with Wilson. The No. 5 Andretti Autosport car was a constant in the mirrors of Garcia's TMR-Xtreme Coil Drilling car, whose largest advantage was 0.8261sec.
"It was an awesome day. I kept seeing Stefan behind me and I knew we were going to have a debate. I knew if I didn't make a mistake, that I could win," said Garcia. "This track is very difficult to pass on and I saw that Stefan was trying to overtake. I kept pushing, pushing and pushing, and I am very happy that I didn't make a mistake at the end.
"This is a great win for Team Moore after the season opener in St. Petersburg. It is an interesting week because in St. Pete I crashed with Stefan and today we finished first and second!"
Wilson wasn't too unhappy, either.
"This was a great day for the No. 5 Andretti Autosport car," said the younger brother of IndyCar driver Justin. "We qualified third and it was only three-hundredths of a second from catching Victor Garcia for the pole. Since qualifying was so close, I knew it was going to be a tough race. I tried all day and pushed 100 percent the whole way. They kept with me and pushed as hard as I did, we just came up a little bit short today. Next time, I am going to focus on qualifying and start up higher in the grid and set my pace in the race."