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Team Pelfrey Place Third and Fourth at Venerable Milwaukee Mile

June 30, 2013

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Team Pelfrey drivers Spencer Pigot and Anders Krohn overcame some difficulties to finish third and fourth in this evening's 90-lap sixth round of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the famed Milwaukee Mile. Both drivers were involved in a spirited tussle for second place around North America's oldest purpose-built race track.

An impressive charge around the outside of turns one and two on the opening lap saw Pigot vault from sixth on the grid to third as the pack sped along the back straightaway on the opening lap, with Krohn tucking in close behind.

The pair maintained some pressure on the second-place car of Juan Piedrahita, and the battle intensified shortly after the half-way point in the race when the pack came up to lap Brabham's teammate, Shelby Blackstock. Pigot renewed his challenge on Piedrahita following a late-race restart, but was unable to find a way past.

"It's not the best finish we were hoping for, but starting sixth and finishing third is still a good result," said Pigot (No. 81 Team Pelfrey/Doug Mockett & Company/Gap Guard/Parathyroid.com/California Scents/OMP). "It is good to be on the podium and pick up some good points. We've had some pretty good finishes on the ovals, and now I am looking forward to getting back to the street and road courses."

"It was a pretty stagnant race from my perspective," added Krohn (No. 82 Pelfrey Performance/www.GetGapGuard.com). "I think once we slotted in there, we didn't really do much, but we had a fairly solid car throughout the race. Actually, I think we were just getting stronger and stronger. I really enjoyed my time with the team and coming out of 'retirement' for a couple of races! It was good fun. I wish both of us could have got on the podium, but at the end it's important for Spencer and the team to score some good points, so overall it was a good day."

Pigot's third podium finish of the season moved him to within seven points of Blackstock for third in the championship standings. Team Pelfrey's tally of 27 points moved the Clearwater, Fla.-based team within 15 markers of second place in the Team Championship. Team Pelfrey will return to action for a pair of races around the Exhibition Place street circuit as part of the Honda Indy Toronto on July 13/14.

Dale Pelfrey's race team, based in the St. Petersburg, Fla., area, is built upon the same principles he used 35 years ago when establishing his business career - hire the best, acquire the best, and expect the best in order to achieve the most. After fielding cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series from 1998 until 2000, Team Pelfrey was reformed in 2011, winning on its Pro Mazda debut and going on to earn the Team Championship as well as second and third in the drivers' title-chase with Connor De Phillippi and Nick Andries. Team Pelfrey went one better in 2012, guiding Jack Hawksworth to the Drivers' Championship and earning a second successive Team Championship.

ABOUT SPENCER PIGOT:
Spencer Pigot, 19, won numerous state and national karting championships before graduating to cars in 2009. He won the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Powered by Mazda, earning a scholarship via the MAZDASPEED Driver Development Program to contest the 2011 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Pigot finished second in the title-chase with three wins, four poles and a track record to his name, and won five of six races to claim the 2012 Cooper Tires Winterfest mini-series. He also won prestigious Team USA Scholarships both in 2010 and 2011. His goal is to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500. Follow Spencer at www.spencerpigot.com or on Facebook (Spencer Pigot Racing) and Twitter (@spencerpigot).