American Mike Goulian claimed his first-ever home soil victory in the Red Bull Air Race series with a convincing victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Goulian’s time of 106.208 was more than a half second faster than runner-up Pete McLeod, of Canada, in the final race. France’s Nicolas Ivanoff was third. “Right now the season doesn’t even mean anything – to win at Indy is amazing,” Goulian said. “Everybody wanted a fight to the finish for the World Championship, and that’s what they’re going to get.”
It’s been a good season for Goulian, who is sponsored by Cirrus, and Sunday’s win vaulted him to the top of the overall standings with 70 points. Czech Martin Sonka is five points behind him and Australian Matt Hall is third at 63 points. The stage is now set for a potential winner-take-all race at Fort Worth in a few weeks. Fellow American pilot Kirby Chambliss finished 10th at Indianapolis.