Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Autogeek Chevrolet started Sunday’s inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas from 19th place and made up eight places to finish the race in 11th place.
Speaking following the race he said:
Overall, we executed the race well. We had good pace, we were able to make passes and work our way up through the field. Unfortunately, (Marcus) Ericcson was sent out right in front of us in the pit lane and prevented me from getting into the pit box. That caused us to have a really slow last stop and forced us down the order we were only able to come back to 11th. Up until then, I thought the race was going pretty well. Thanks to my guys for their hard work and coming back from an unlucky qualifying session yesterday.”
Ed Jones in the No.20 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing with Scuderia Corsa started the race from 18th place and came home in 14th and speaking following the race he said:
We made a few changes for the start which we thought would help the car in the race, but clearly it was the wrong way. It seems the 21 car had quite a big advantage, so we’ll need to take a look at that. I made the most of what I had today. We were a bit unlucky, because of tire degradation we went to the black tires for the end. With the yellow coming out, we ended up just being a sitting duck. We did the best we could, I think we were the second car on the black tires. It was a long, tough race but we’ll learn from this and move forward for Barber