Following the quickest pace set in practice and qualifying, Tanner Foust (#34, Andretti Motorsport) took the crown at ARX’s second visit to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.
Patrik Sandell (#18, Subaru Motorsports USA) was following closely behind Foust throughout today’s practice, qualifying and race. In practice, he was only 0.540 seconds slower, but Foust made sure to extend that gap during the final race with a split of 1.150 seconds in front of Sandell.
Steve Arpin (#00, Loenbro Motorsports) kept a similar pace throughout the day, coming up in third place with 2.679 seconds behind Foust during the final race. Arpin also had some contact with Foust in Q2, causing Foust to fall to Andreas Bakkerud (#13, Subaru Motorsports USA).
Foust now holds the current lead in the ARX championship at 125 points, with Sandell in second at 108 points. Scott Speed (#41, Subaru Motorsports USA) is expected to be back racing in November, according to Chris Yandell of Subaru Motorsports USA. With Speed watching on the sidelines, his injury moved him down to fifth place in the series at 100 points.
In ARX2, Jamaica’s Fraser McConnell (#35, DirtFish Motorsports) took the crown for his class and putting Sage Karam (#24, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) in second place with a 1.399 second deficit.
In more eventful news, Conner Martell (#21, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) was unable to finish the Q3 laps for the second race after losing his left front tire from an impact with another car shortly before the jump.
ARX is scheduled for their next stop in Ohio next week on October 5-6. With Scott Speed out of the running until November, it looks like Foust will be taking this championship if he continues his stellar performance from today.