Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta in the No.88 Capstone Turbine Honda had a strong race under the lights at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway St Louis on Saturday night. Starting the race from 12th place he ran inside the top ten for the majority of the race and came home in ninth place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Tonight, was a bit of a grind all night, and I really enjoyed it. “I had a lot of fun on those restarts, and we passed a lot of cars. There were a million strategies based on how the cautions played out, and I think we were on the right one until the final caution came out. The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda was able to pass three or four cars on the final restart, so we still finished ninth which is great for the team. It’s a shame, though, because without the final caution, we could have finished within the top-five. But, that’s short oval racing. Sometimes you get burned with yellows and sometimes you get lucky. Now, let’s hope we can continue to be quick at Portland.
Harding Steinbrenner Racing team president Brian Barnhart commented on the race saying:
Overall it was a pretty good evening for the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda team at World Wide Technology Raceway for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. “This is great for us because it was the first oval we have finished on the 2019 schedule. We were very long overdue to do that. But, it’s also frustrating because tonight we had a great car, and we kept passing cars as the raced progressed even though we had a few ill-timed cautions. It seemed like when we took one step forward, we’d take two steps back. Colton did a great job, and the crew put together another fantastic race car again. So, to come away with a top-nine for him is great! On to Portland next weekend.”