Harding Racing confirmed on Friday that for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Grand Prix of Sonoma they will enter two cars.
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Patricio O’Ward who tested for the team yesterday at Sonoma Raceway will drive for the team as will Colton Herta.
Speaking about the announcement, Team President of Harding Racing Brian Barnhart commented by saying:
“We’re really happy with how Patricio did in the car at Sonoma,” said Brian Barnhart. “Coupling that with the excellent job that Colton did in Portland earlier in August, Harding Racing is really excited about being able to provide their Verizon IndyCar Series race day debuts next week at Sonoma.”
“I’m super happy to get my start in IndyCar next weekend for the Sonoma Grand Prix,” said Colton Herta. “Mike Harding and Brian Barnhart have been very supportive in this effort and I can’t think of a better place to get my start in IndyCar. There are too many people to thank for this opportunity, but I’m very thankful for Harding Racing.”
Really happy how the day ended. “We were very quick, and the car felt very good. The differences between the Lights and these cars are insanely different. The amount of grip and the amount of power that these cars have is just something different, I’ve never driven something is fast. Around Sonoma the difference in this aero makes the car so much heavier and the braking capabilities of these type of brakes are amazing. They’re very strong. The car is extremely difficult, so I’m going to have to go to the gym. I’m just super happy with how the day ended and I honestly could not have imagined the car being better. It is a monster. It is a beast. I’m really looking forward to the race weekend, I know we’re going to be pretty strong.”