Brabham Tackles the Milwaukee Mile in Round Six of the Pro Mazda Championship
Its time to break out the bubbly here at Biggers Mazda in Elgin, as we celebrate a fifth straight Pro Mazda race win for #83 MAZADASPEED/Team Andretti Autosport driver Matthew Brabham! Often referred to as “Matty B”, 19-year-old Brabham was the fastest in all the practice sessions, won the pole in record time, and led the 90-lap race on the historic Milwaukee Mile located in West Allis, Wisconsin with a new track record.
As the sixth round of the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires began, Brabham took his starting pole position and led the field of drivers into the first corner. As he pulled away from the pack and created an impressively comfortable margin of a half-second per lap over pursuers such as JDC MotorSports Juan Piedrahita and Team Pelfrey teammates Spencer Pigot and Anders Krohn, Brabham pressed on to break the historic track’s record on the 4th lap.
The race intensified as drivers Pigot and Krohn battled Piedrahita for position and the caravan came up to lap Brabham’s fellow teammate, Shelby Blackstock. The heated contention between drivers assisted Brabham in gaining a lead margin of almost half a lap, at least until World Speed Motorsports driver Kyle Kaiser lost control of his car at the exit of Turn Four, spinning him out of eighth place and inviting the first and only full-course caution of the race. The pace car joined the field on lap 67, which inadvertently all but withered away Brabham’s once half a lap margin.
On the restart Brabham took right back off in a whirlwind and he took the victory with a margin of 9.721 seconds. Piedrahita came in behind him for a second place finish and was followed by Pigot and Krohn.
The PFC Award went to the winning team of Andretti Autosport while the Staubli Award went to Piedrahita, and Pigot was awarded the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award for most positions gained as he sprung from sixth on the grid to third at the end of the opening lap.
The next Pro Mazda race takes place on July 13 and 14 at the Streets of Toronto Track, a street circuit track in Toronto, followed by a road course race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on July 20 and 21.
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For more information about the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires, contact Biggers Mazda (888) 638-7855 or stop by our dealership, located at 1320 E Chicago Street in Elgin, IL.