Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe is hopeful that the No.5 Arrow Honda will be competitive at Watkins Glen in a few weeks time following a successful test there on Thursday.

The Mayor of HinchTown has had string of strong results in recent races and is currently in seventh place in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings with just four races to go this season.

Speaking following the test at Watkins Glen Hinch commented by saying:

I was fortunate I got to come here and be part of the Firestone tire test a few weeks ago, so it was coming back for me. The racetrack is pretty phenomenal in a lot of ways, and the repave has given us a ton of grip. It’s nice to be on a smooth racetrack, we’ve been on a lot of bumpy racetracks lately. It’s billiard table smooth, tons of grip. It’s a massive commitment racetrack at the moment. Hopefully we can compete. Honda has been pushing pretty hard, and the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car is coming off a couple of strong results in a row, so hopefully we can keep that momentum going. We have Pocono and Texas between then and now, but we’re plugging away at the things we want to get done between Mikhail (Aleshin) and I over the day today, and hopefully we can show up with a strong package here in a couple of weeks.

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