Caio Collet Claims Second in Detroit While Callum Hedge Snags First INDY NXT Podium

HMD Motorsports claimed another double podium on the streets of downtown Detroit in the fifth race of the 2024 INDY NXT by Firestone season. Caio Collet earned his career-best INDY NXT results, as did Callum Hedge, scoring his first career podium as the HMD Motorsports duo finished second and third at the final street circuit of 2024.

The Brazilian Caio Collet did it with back-to-back podium finishes at the backend of a doubleheader in Indianapolis in early May and this past weekend in downtown Detroit. Both Collet and Hedge achieved their highest finishing positions of the season in Detroit, finishing second and third, respectively, Hedge’s first INDY NXT by Firestone career podium. Despite battling hard for third with Hedge, Myles Rowe took home the Josten’s Biggest Mover award making a leap from 19th to fourth before the race finished under caution.

Also moving up ten positions to sixth place behind Rowe was the driver of the #10 entry Reece Gold. Struggling in qualifying, Gold laid it all on the line in wheel-to-wheel racing driving into the top-five, before finishing fifth. Josh Pierson had a stellar drive up to eighth, six positions ahead of his start, as Jonathan Browne stayed out of trouble and finished ninth, adding another top-ten to his record. Hometown hero Nolan Allaer had a heartbreaking end to a great run, getting caught up in a race incident that included Neils Koolen and another competitor. Koolen could drive away from the scene to continue and settled for a 13th-place finish. It was a tough race for Nolan Siegel, who, despite qualifying seventh, had to begin his race several laps down with a half-shaft issue requiring a quick change in the pits while the rest of the field took the green flag. Christian Bogle was in the hunt for the Josten’s Biggest Mover award gaining nine positions as he drove from 20th on the grid to finish 11th.

“It was a good end to a tough weekend,” Team President Mike Maurini explained. “We had two drivers on the podium, six in the top-ten again, but also had some heartbreak with Nolan Siegel early on, and then with Nolan Allaer late in the race. Street racing is challenging, but we are past that part of the season now and can look forward to Road America this weekend.”

HMD Motorsports now heads directly into their next event on the season schedule at the scenic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This will be the team’s first of two visits to the Badger State this season, with the second outing at the Milwaukee Mile in August. You can find the full weekend schedule below. Be sure to tune in to the Grand Prix at Road America Sunday on Peacock TV.

Road America Weekend ScheduleAll times CDT
Friday, June 7th
1:50-2:35 PM – Practice 1

Saturday, June 8th
9:00-9:45 AM – Practice 2
1:30-2:00 PM – Qualifying

Sunday, June 9th
12:10-1:10 PM – Race

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