ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 28, 2010 -Conor Daly started today's race on the Streets of St. Petersburg from pole position, led from green flag to checker and took his first win of the season in the #22 Juncos Racing / INDECK / College Network / Merchant Services machine. The 18-year-old secured a perfect start and two great restarts during the 45-minute event, forming as much as a 3-second gap over second place driver Joao Horto, and even clocked in the fastest lap of the race with a time of 1:11.603. Daly's third place finish at the season-opener in Sebring last week plus today's win will see him leaving the "Sunshine State" with the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear lead.
"The race was near perfect," said Daly. "The car was perfect and really consistent, and the team gave me the best equipment out there to win the race today. It was tough dealing with the yellow flags at first, but I was able to build good gaps as soon as the green flag waved. It's a really good finish for the championship, and I'm really looking forward to the next race."
"I'm extremely happy with our first win with Conor and our first win this season," said Team Owner Ricardo Juncos. "The entire weekend went exactly like we planned. After the first practice, we found what we needed to do and from there, everything went perfectly. The drivers, mechanics and whole team did an incredible job. I'm so happy for Conor. We thought we could win at Sebring, and now we proved that we can. We are also leading the championship which is exactly the position we want to be in.
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