Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe is hoping to turn his luck around as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn 300 this weekend for round 11 of the 2017 season.
The Mayor of HinchTown and his team had a successful test here last week and the Canadian is hoping that he can claim his second win of the season at a circuit where he has won before. Hinch took victory here in 2013 while driving for Andretti Autosport.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s on track action he commented commented by saying:
We had a successful test at Iowa (last) week, so I’m looking forward to getting back on track for the race weekend. I’ve had some not so great results in the past couple of weeks, but I won in Iowa in 2013, so hopefully, we can come away with another win and turn around our luck for the rest of the season.
Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda is excited about the race in Iowa and commenting ahead of the event this weekend the Russian commented by saying:
It’s nice to be back at a small but really fast track. I like Iowa a lot because it’s very challenging to a race driver and to the team. What I like even more is that we’ve always been competitive and fast there. We finished in the top five there last year and had a decent qualifying, so I have pretty big expectations for this year. This team is very strong there and I think we should have a good weekend.