British racing driver Jamie Chadwick became the first woman to win an IndyNXT race after an emphatic victory at Road America.

The 26-year-old achieves a feat last matched in 2010 by Pippa Mann, when the series was called Indy Lights

It was a monumental weekend for the Andretti Global driver as she became the third woman to win a pole in the series, the first since Pippa Mann in 2010.

The number 28 driver took the top spot despite a red flag towards the end of the race.

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Chadwick’s first delight

Chadwick told the media: “To be honest, I’m a bit emotional, I think. We’ve had an incredible car this year and just haven’t really been able to do anything about it, so I’m just so happy that we stuck with it there.

“With the red flag at the end I thought ‘oh, come on’, we started to lose the tires a little bit. Louis took a look and I just knew I had to be aggressive. I know they have a championship. Not to worry and I just had to keep my head down. I really wanted to win today.”

After a challenge from Louis Foster from the outside, Chadwick just managed to take the victory and made monumental steps towards her second campaign in the American racing series.

This brings good news for Andretti after a recent backlash over the rejection of a Formula 1 bid.

Chadwick is no stranger to leading the pack, having won all three all-female W Series championships before the series ended in 2022.

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