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Hildebrand takes Indy Lights honours at Glen.

"It was a really strong race, and we had a good car all weekend," the American reported, "We had some electrical problems in practice yesterday, so we sort of lacked on the development we were hoping to do, but, in qualifying, we had the best of the year so far with fifth position. It was the best result we could have asked for. You never know what's going to happen. Today was proof of that because it wasn't until the toe of the Boot on the last lap that we picked up fourth position. We ran 29-and-a-half laps in sixth and fifth and then picked it up right at the end. It's nice to give the guys a nice reward for the hard work they put in."

PBIR team-mate Richard Philippe, Herta's Daniel Herrington and Sam Schmidt Motorsport's Gustavo Yacaman filled the next three places, ahead of Pablo Donoso, who equalled his season best placing of ninth. Britain's Martin Plowman rounded out the top ten for Panther Racing, finishing ahead of Mike Potekhen and another Briton, Stefan Wilson, who both recorded season's best results in eleventh and twelfth.

Ali Jackson received $2500, Prendeville $1500 and Romancini $1000 as part of the Firestone Lucky Three program, in which a blind, post-race draw by the top three finishers determines three drivers outside of the top ten in the results to earn bonuses from Firestone. Yacaman, meanwhile, claimed the Force For Earth Hard Charger Award and a $1000 bonus.

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