AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt was happy with his team’s performance on the opening day of track action at Barber Motorsports Park on Friday as Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth led the field ending the day 1-2 for the Honda powered team.
Speaking following the day of track action, Foyt commented by saying:
We had a good test here in (March) and we felt like we’d be decent, so it’s nice. The hard work over the winter seems to be translating. You’ve still got to qualify, but that was a great day. To have both cars up there is what we want. Both drivers did a great job and it looks great for the team. I hope it just shows the effort we’ve been putting in. Hopefully we’ll keep them up there for ABC Supply and be first at the end on Sunday.
Takuma Sato commented by saying:
It’s good. Just tiny details, working on the small factors, and Jack (Hawksworth) and I divided a few problems and experimented test items, and we got everything back together and then show the trim and the speed for the team. The Honda package seems to be working pretty well, so we were happy to see it, of course, and good competition out there. Extremely close to everyone else. I don’t know what’s happening for tomorrow. Conditions might be changing and maybe we’ll see, but at least we’ve been competitive the first two sessions. That’s been promising.
Jack Hawksworth commented by saying:
It’s been good. I mean, we’ve been good on practice days at every single race pretty much this year. You know, kind of just focused on continuing it throughout the weekend. And yeah, capitalizing on the performance of the car. We’ve gone to St. Pete, Long Beach, certainly both tracks where we had a very, very good car, and in practice. For several reasons it didn’t work out, but we seem to have a good car here, as evidenced by both cars being at the front, so I’m looking forward to the race and hoping we can finally turn it into a positive result this weekend.