A Tough Day At The Office For Ed Carpenter Racing In Toronto
Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand and Spencer Pigot endured a tough day at the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday.
Hildebrand, who started the race from 12th finished the race in 13th place due to the poorly timed arrival of the full course caution. Speaking following the race, Hildebrand who finished the Iowa Corn 300 on the podium in second place commented by saying:
I thought we were looking good to save fuel and go long on that first stint if we didn’t get hit with that first yellow. At that point, we were just stuck in the back saving fuel for the rest of the race. A bummer because we definitely made some progress this weekend, had a much better start and we were looking on the racy side. We’ll have to wait for the next one.
Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet started Sunday’s race from 13th place and finished the event down the order in 18th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
The race started off really well. It was tough initially to keep everyone behind me when we were on black and everyone else was on reds at the start. It kind of came to us and we were able to pass a lot of guys and work our way up to fourth or fifth by the end of the first stint. The yellow was going to be bad timing for us anyway, but after that restart I had some contact with Sato. His wing cut my left rear tire. We had to make a stop for that and that put us in the back for the rest of the race. We never caught another yellow to make up for it. Another promising race that went the wrong way for us. Overall, I’m really happy with everything the Fuzzy’s Vodka guys did, a big thanks to them!