Chip Ganassi Racing’s reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon heads to this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin hoping to take the momentum from his third place finish at the LeMans 24 Hours last weekend forward to the race on Sunday as he aims to close the 50 point gap to series leader Simon Pagenaud. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Dixon who will run the No.9 Clorox Chevrolet commented by saying:
I know for a fact that Road America is on the top of all the drivers’ lists, and we have been waiting to come back for quite some time. I think my last visit there was in 2002 with CART, and it was great to be back at the track testing again last season. This course is just amazing to drive and I’m sure every single driver will say so. If they don’t, they are just flat-out lying to you. The test we had last year drew thousands of people, so we are really looking forward to returning there and putting on a good show for all the fans in the area.
IndyCar rookie Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet drove at the Road America circuit for the first time last week during a test session and was impressed by the circuit he commented by saying:
After my first experience at Road America last Wednesday, I am super excited to finally get back this weekend to race it. It has a great flow to it and reminds me of my favorite circuit, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. It’s old-school, fast, hilly and rewarding. I can’t wait to meet all of the fans who will be excited after such a long break from Verizon IndyCar Series racing. Hopefully they’ll enjoy the many overtaking opportunities.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet also tested at Road America last week and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race the Brazilian commented by saying:
I can’t wait to get back to Road America this weekend. This is one of the best tracks in the U.S. in my opinion. I was able to test there last week with the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet and it felt really good to be back after so long. The track is just so much fun to drive and definitely one of my favorites. If the attendance at our tests over the past year are any indication of the fan turnout, I think we’re in for a great crowd.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet commented by saying:
Since the return was announced last year, I think everyone, from drivers to fans, has been really excited to head to Elkhart Lake for the race. We had the chance to test there in September and get a feel for it, but I know there’s so much more to learn in a short time this weekend. You just feel the speed at the end of every straight and going into those long corners; it’s unlike anything else on the schedule. After a weekend off, the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team will be working hard to make the most of the KOHLER Grand Prix and earn some points for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship.