Hunter McElrea obliterated his opposition and made serious ground in the Indy Pro 2000 championship with an imperious win this morning.
The Kiwi finished P2 in the weekend’s second race at New Jersey and claimed a crushing victory in the final affair.
McElrea was so strong in the final race that the margin between himself and second place was 12.5s at the finish.
“I knew I had to win this weekend and I knew I was fast, but when you can win by 12.5 seconds, that’s awesome,” McElrea said.
“That was the best race ever.”
It means McElrea finished on the podium in all three races over the weekend.
He also moves into third in the driver’s standings, taking a significant chunk of points away from the series leader Christian Rasmussen.
Rasmussen lost his front wing in the day’s first race, which dropped him off the lead lap. He then damaged his rear suspension in the final race after some lap one contact.
McElrea is now only 45 points behind Rasmussen with two races and 96 points up for grabs at the season finale in Mid-Ohio in October.
“I was having so much fun, I didn’t want it to end,” McElrea said.
“The car was so hooked up. I was just having fun. To dominate like that, that’s what we live for.
“Some good points this weekend. I’ll be smiling for a bit after this.”