A Difficult Event In Long Beach For Ed Carpenter Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet started Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from 18th place on the grid and finished the race in 15th place.
Speaking following the race, Pigot commented by saying:
That was a disappointing race. Pretty much from the first stint, we were having gearbox issues. It got a lot worse at certain points of the race which ruined our day. We never really got a shot to fight for any positions or move up through the field. The Preferred Freezer Services guys worked hard this weekend and we made some good improvements over the three days, but we came away with not much to show for it. Disappointing, but hopefully we can turn it around at Barber.
Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet started the race from 12th place following a strong qualifying session however following a mechanical issue with the car he finished the event in 18th place and speaking following the race he said:
I’m obviously really gutted. You can see where we were racing, we were definitely on for a podium. We can’t control a mechanical failure like we had, so it was out of our hands I suppose. It is just annoying that we could have been on the podium and got nothing from today