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Jamin Takes Winning Ways to Sports Cars

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While some drivers may be relaxing, testing, or focusing on gaining more sponsorship during the month off for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, Nico Jamin is continuing to win races behind the wheel.

The Frenchman became the first winner of an IMSA-sanctioned LMP3 race when he dominated the event at Sebring International on Thursday. Leading flag-to-flag after starting on the pole, he finished the event 11.789-seconds ahead of second place finisher Andres Gutierrez.

“I had Gutierrez in the back at the beginning,” the driver of the No. 20 ANSA Motorsports Ligier JS P3 said. “I was just managing the tires because I knew it would be a long race… so I was just managing them and then it was all about getting through traffic as fast as possible.

“It all went very well. I think everybody had a really great behavior on the track, letting me by and everything.

“That was very nice and I’m very happy to take the win for ANSA.”

Notably, Jamin moved up to Indy Lights this season with Andretti Autosport after finishing third in points last year in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. A lot of people have their eyes on Jamin as he won the USF2000 Championship in 2015 following 10 wins and 15 podiums, and won a pair of Pro Mazda events last year. Jamin kicked off his Indy Lights season with a seventh and 14th at St. Petersburg.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.