INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Megennis picked a perfect time to earn his first career Indy Lights victory. The Andretti Autosport rookie passed his teammate Oliver Askew on Lap 5 of the 30 lap race and never looked back en route to the race win in the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Friday.
Megennis, started on the pole and led a race high 28 of the 30 laps to give Andretti their third straight victory on the season. The New York native moves into third place in the standings heading into the second race of the doubleheader weekend on Saturday.
Askew, finished runner-up in his No. 28 entry. He finished 1.9523-seconds behind Megennis for his third straight top two result on the season.
Rookie Rinus VeeKay was third in his No. 21 entry for Juncos Racing. VeeKay, has finished in the top five in all five races run this season including a win in the second race at St. Pete.
Ryan Norman and Zachary Claman DeMelo rounded out the top five in the caution free race.
27 Megennis R
28 Askew R
21 VeeKay R
13 Claman DeMelo
79 Malukas R
2 Sowery R
5 Kohl R