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Zack Meyer Races to Eighth in Final Race of 2014 Indy Lights Presented
Posted by: newsla on Aug 25, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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Zack Meyer Races to Eighth in Final Race of 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Season

Despite a 6.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter mere miles from Sonoma Raceway, the final race of the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season went off without a hitch today. Canadian racer Zack Meyer put in a heady drive in the last race of his rookie Indy Lights campaign, giving his #2 TMR/DAMIS PARTNERS III/Innisfil Indy Karting/Xtreme Coil Drilling car one last run to eighth in the 60-minute feature race of the Grand Prix of Sonoma. With a final flurry, Meyer will finish the season in ninth place in the championship standings.


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The 22-year-old from Innisfil, Ont., again started from tenth—as he did in yesterday’s sprint race—but immediately got off to a vastly superior start in today’s 38-lap race. The race began with two waved off starts as the championship contenders tried their best to gain an early advantage. When the green flag officially flew on Lap 3, Meyer battled fiercely for position, momentarily slotting into eighth before falling back to ninth place. From there, Meyer became embroiled in a tight duel with Scott Anderson. Anderson was eventually able to make the move and demote Meyer to tenth, but that wasn’t the end of Meyer’s eventful day.

Knowing that the long race on a track known to be tough on tires may play to his advantage, Meyer settled into a rhythm and focused on his own race, setting consistent lap times with an eye on tire management. As the race wore on, positions began to jumble as tire wear became a critical factor in the closing laps. Anderson first fell back into Meyer’s grasp and he was able to overtake his rival for ninth place before Anderson retired with a mechanical issue. Then, Juan Pablo Garcia quickly lost pace, and Meyer was soon reeling him in with lap times some four to five seconds faster per lap. Garcia was dispatched with ease, and from there Meyer claimed eighth place in uncontested fashion.

“I said yesterday I wanted to go out and give it my all and get the best result possible from today’s race,” Meyer commented after the race. “We were able to make up a few spots right at the start, and we were in a battle at the beginning of the race. I’m disappointed that we weren’t able to maintain that spot, but at the same time I’m glad that we had a car at the end of the race that was still able to push hard. Because of that I was able to make up a few positions at the end, so it wasn’t a bad way to end the season.”

The sole Canadian racing in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2014, Meyer put in several spirited displays throughout the season. Ultimately, Meyer claims ninth in the championship, a solid result from a sometimes difficult rookie campaign in the third and final step in the Mazda Road to Indy.

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