Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais who drives the No.18 SealMaster Honda goes into this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway having not conducted a test here like the other teams last week, however the LeMans native is hopeful that his No.18 SealMaster crew can give him a competitive car. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend Sebass said:
We have qualified very well this year including the ovals and the car has been strong in the races, so I am pretty happy about that. However, Iowa’s track is trickier, especially with the lower level of downforce we will use this year and what is expected to be a hot weather race. We, unfortunately, didn’t get an opportunity to test unlike half of the field, so we won’t know what we have until we unload the car and get to it, but I count on my SealMaster crew to give me another very competitive car. At this point in the season, I’m just looking to have a good result and see how things play out. We’ll just need to keep working hard and hopefully catch a break.
Zachary Claman DeMelo is hoping that he can bounce back from a difficult race in Road America this weekend in Iowa. The Canadian said:
I raced at Iowa in the Indy Lights the last couple of years so I’m familiar with the track. It’s certainly an interesting oval with it being so short. I’m not sure what to expect as I have not driven an Indy car there yet, but I’m confident my No. 19 Paysafe Dale Coyne Racing team will once again give me a good car this weekend and we can bounce back from our difficult weekend at Road America two weeks ago.”