Dixon Aiming To Extend Championship Lead In Iowa This Weekend
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda goes into this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway with a 45 point advantage over Ryan Hunter Reay at the top of the championship.
The Iceman heads to Iowa off the back of a third place finish at the Kohler Grand Prix and speaking ahead of the race he said:
“Iowa Speedway is such a tough track for racing Indy cars. You have very high G-force loading and there is always a lot of action on this little bullring style track. You really have to be on your game with traffic and the quick lap times. I really love this event and especially the fans that attend – they really love Indy car racing and show their support. We’ve had a few poles here over the years but the best we’ve finished so far is third – hopefully, we can change that this time.
Ed Jones in the No.10 DC Solar Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
“I’m looking forward to Iowa as it’s a very challenging track. I think it’s gotten quite a bit bumpier from last year as well. We’ll have less downforce on the cars this year, and without testing there like some of the other teams did recently, the learning curve will be steeper. I think we’re going to need to roll off the truck fast in order to have a good start to the weekend here. It’s been a decent run of races here lately, but I know we can perform better and I want to get back to where we were in Detroit in terms of performance.