The Verizon IndyCar Series heads into the final stretch of the 2016 season, and with just four races remaining Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe is the highest placed Honda powered driver in the series standings.
The Canadian who drives the No.5 Arrow Honda heads to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500 in three weeks time in seventh place in the standings on 329 points.
The Mayor of HinchTown has had a fantastic return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 with the highlight coming at the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil where he started the race from pole position which was a brilliant story after he missed last years race.
Hinchcliffe has two podium finishes so far this season following a third place finish at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and a third place finish at him home race in Toronto.
The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to tracks where Hinch didn’t race last season however when the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway resumes on August 27 Hinch will lead the field away at the green flag as he was leading the race when it was suspended.
Following the three break from on track action the Verizon IndyCar Series has an extremely bust period with three back to back races at Pocono, Texas and Watkins Glen before the season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on September 18. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports showed their potential during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio with Mikhail Aleshin leading the race for a considerable number of laps before a penalty saw him fall to 17th place.
Hinchcliffe on the other hand did a great job recovering from an early penalty to come through the field to finish the race in fifth place just behind Graham Rahal.
The last time that Hinch raced at the ABC Supply 500 was in 2014 with Andretti Autosport in the No.27 United Fiber and Data Honda starting the race from 6th place and coming home in 12th place.
The Mayor of HinchTown will be hoping to continue his good run of form from the last two races in Toronto and Mid-Ohio.