Career High for Cunningham
NZ’s up-and-coming Indy racing star, WadeCunningham, pulled out a thrilling win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Freedom 100 event. The 21-year-old led all 40 laps, setting an average speed record of 295.48km/h — 18.50km faster than the current Pro Series mark. The Freedom 1 is the biggest Indy Pro Series event of the year and takes place at America’s premiere race track before a 100,000+ strong crowd. “Hopefully we can use this as a springboard, and next year I would really like to come back and be competing for the big one, the ‘500,” says Cunningham. “That’s the whole goal of the series. So I’ve got my fingers crossed, and we’ll be pushing hard for the rest of the year, as well.” Fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon finished 6th in the event.