A Strong Day For Pigot
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Chevrolet had an extremely strong opening day to the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on Friday. The Florida native ended the day as the fastest Chevrolet ending up in second place just behind Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay.
Pigot who set a fastest time of 01:00.9812s commented following the action saying:
it was a good day for us in the Autogeek Chevy. I was really happy with the way the car felt this afternoon, on reds (Firestone alternate tires) in particular, so it’s nice to have that knowledge going into qualifying. We’ll go back tonight and see where we can still improve, but so far we are happy with all of the progress we’ve made.”
Ed Jones in the No.20 Ed Carpenter Racing with Scuderia Corsa ended the day in 15th place overall and speaking following the session he said:
We had some issues with brakes in the first session, so that made things a bit more difficult, but we sorted that out before this afternoon. We made good progress in the second session but ran quite a bit different to my teammate. It was good to do that with the two cars, so we can figure out a better package. Spencer (Pigot) did a good job; we can follow more his direction tomorrow and make another jump going into qualifying.