RC Enerson returns to Dale Coyne Racing this weekend for the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in New York.
Enerson will drive the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda for the final two races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series alongside Conor Daly and speaking ahead of his return, Enerson commented by saying:
I think we have a good weekend ahead of us. We were really quick in testing. We seem to have pretty good cars. We still need to work a little bit more but we should be able to dial in the car in practice before qualifying and that should put us in a pretty good spot. I’m just looking forward to getting back in the car. I think the track layout is pretty cool, it has a bit of a Mid-Ohio taste to it almost because of all the elevation changes and a lot of high speed flowing corners. That new pavement that they have, I never got to drive on the old one, but apparently it has way more grip and I believe it because it’s pretty intense how much speed you can carry into the corners and how much the car will actually take. I think my objective for the weekend is pretty much the same thing as Mid-Ohio, to pull as much experience as I can from this and do my best and see what kind of result I can bring home.
Conor Daly in the No.18 Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group Honda has competed at the Watkins Glen circuit before when he raced in sports cars and speaking ahead of the race he stated:
We need to have a good race at Watkins Glen. Mid-Ohio was great so I’m looking to go back to Watkins Glen with the form we had in testing. I think we rolled off the truck with a really nice set up and we just have to take advantage of it. Points are very important for us. If I’m going to have any chance of catching Rossi in the Rookie of the Year, I’m going to have to finish ahead of him in a big way in both Watkins and Sonoma. It’s going to be really fast and a really physically difficult weekend. Everybody is going to have to be on their ‘A’ game. It might be difficult to pass, so we may have to use our strengths to get to the front as normal and hopefully we can just have a good race.