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Herrington wins, Hildebrand clinches Lights title.

"I'm definitely happy to finish second to my 'team-mate'," he commented, "With this race, if you can work together with somebody, especially your team-mate, you can control your result a little more. Just thinking of the points, it's always better to take what you can get."

Andrew Prendeville claimed third, also his best result of the season, while Cunningham and Hildebrand rounded out the top five.

"We had a good run and we had a good car," Prendeville reported, "It was pretty chaotic out there. At the beginning of the race, we held back and waited for everyone else to screw up. That happened and we had a really strong car. I'm happy to be on the podium."

Saavedra, Charlie Kimball, Martin Plowman, Pippa Mann and Rodrigo Barbosa, who ELFF team enlisted the help of St Pete racewinner PDM Racing for the weekend, completed the top ten.

Polesitter Brandon Wagner faded soon after the start, before eventually parking the Hamilton/Kingdom entry with handling problems. Logan Gomez, who set a Guinness World Record for closest finish of an automobile race when he won the Chicagoland 100 in 2007, worked with Wagner this weekend and revealed that he is trying to put together a deal to race at the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Daniel Herrington celebrates Chicagoland Indy Lights victory with Bryan Herta Autsport   [pic credit: IRL/Snoddy]
JR Hildebrand celebrates Indy Lights title success   [pic credit: IRL/Snoddy]
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: Indycar Media/Joe Skibinski]
Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) celebrates winning the 2016 IndyCar title with victory at Sonoma   [pic credit: Chris Owens]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Ed Jones celebrates winning the 2016 Indy Lights championship
Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) celebrates at Laguna Seca
Kyle Kaiser - Juncos Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Indy Lights action
Indy Lights title contender Santiago Urrutia, Ed Jones, Dean Stoneman, Felix Serralles, Kyle Kaiser and Zach Veach   [pic credit: IndyCar Media]
Santiago Urrutia - Schmidt Petersen Motorsport
Will Power - Team Penske
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Graham Rahal celebrates victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway   (image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens)
Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]

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