SHELBY BLACKSTOCK, NO. 51 STARSTRUCK MAZDA
– American racer rolled off the grid in the fifth position for today’s 30-lap Race One
– Indy Lights Championship rookie captured his first podium finish of the 2015 season with a third-place finish on the 2.258-mile circuit
“It absolutely feels like a win today. From where we’ve come since the beginning of the season to this podium finish today, it’s a huge, massive team progression over the past couple of weeks. Thanks to Andretti Autosport and everyone involved, I just need to go back out there and win Race Two! We’ll definitely be going for it tomorrow. The team did an awesome job – we rolled off the truck in a setup that was quick straight away and it just kept getting better.”
Tune in to the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio airing on NBC Sports Network on Friday, August 7 at 1:00 a.m. ET!