Czepiela takes first Challenger Cup win in Indianapolis

Luke Czepiela won in fantastic style in Indianapolis

Czepiela wins at the IMS

Polish pilot Luke Czepiela flew the perfect run to take his first Challenger Class win of his career. He crossed the finish line in 1:16.484 which no other pilot could beat.

Melanie Astles also claimed her first podium finish in a Challenger Class race when she finished second just 0.569s behind Czepiela.

Ben Murphy was looking to win here after topping the early Free Practice sessions, but a pylon hit at Gate 2 put an end to his chance of a podium finish.

Kevin Coleman, who also wanted to win here in front of his home crowd, also clipped pylons at both Gate 8 and Gate 11 giving him six seconds of penalties and ending his chance of another podium.

All four pilots have now claimed their place at the winner-takes-all season finale in Las Vegas.

Challenger Cup results


Overall Challenger Cup standings