AJ Foyt Racing had a mixed event in the NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst.
Dalton Kellett in the No.41 K Line Insulators Chevrolet was the highest placed car of AJ Foyt Racing as the Canadian came home just outside the top ten in eleventh place.
Speaking following the event, Kellett said:
It was a fun race. “Was slowly chipping away at it and staying out of trouble — for the most part. Had a spin coming out of the pits on cold tires—I’m still getting used to how the car feels with different levels of grip. Then I got into the back of Askew right near the end, but I only lost one spot there…I know we’re all staying safe in quarantine but this is a good way for us to have fun in the meantime.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet started the race from 28th place and came through the field to finish the event in 13th place and speaking following the event the LeMans native said:
Tough race but we finished on the lead lap in 13th place with the Tresiba car. “Really kind of happy to have finished it. The result is not great but I’m still really trying to learn and experiment with this. It’s very new for me and we’ll keep working on it. It was a very interesting race. Decided to start at the back but it didn’t quite work out—we still got tangled up in stuff. But we made it to the finish and I’m looking forward to the first oval track next week.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet endured a tough race as his sim rig broke down speaking following the race TK who finished the event in 26th place said:
Very frustrating. “I spent a lot of time this week preparing for this race. I came into the pits and got told that ‘we don’t know what happened but the car couldn’t leave the pits.’ So whatever the problem is, they’re (engineers at iRacing) are going to give me an answer at some point. That’s the beauty of technology, right? Very frustrated but happy that we entertained the fans and hopefully they had some fun. I had fun until nobody could explain why I couldn’t leave the pits but, on to the next one.
The next NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge takes place at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday 11th April.