By Tony DiZinno
Rain only 10 minutes before the start of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires session has put running on hold.
With threatening skies to the southwest of the track and coming up, it is uncertain whether we will be able to run.
More unfortunate news comes from Belardi Auto Racing, which confirms Chris Windom’s No. 33 Baldwin Brothers/Central Abrasives Dallara IL-15 Mazda will be a scratch for the Freedom 100 following his incident in the first morning test session.
The team wrote on Twitter, “It is unfortunate, but following the incident this morning involving @WindomChris , he will not be able to participate in the Freedom 100 due to the damage on his No. 33 car. We hate to see it for Chris, but know he will bounce back!”
Windom adds, “The ups and downs of racing. Can’t thank everyone on the team enough for their support and getting me to this point. We will be back.”
Windom was meant to add the Freedom 100 to the rest of his “Windom’s Wild Week,” where together with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing he would have six races in seven days at six racetracks.
This is an unfortunate bit of news because Windom had impressed the Belardi team and oval observers during his running this morning.
It also leaves one of the two Freedom 100-only entries on the sideline, and puts the field back down to eight cars.