Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Direct Supply Chevrolet who just two weeks ago broke his collarbone and wrist in a huge crash at Texas Motor Speedway did a fantastic job as he took part in the Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin.
The 25 year old America started the race from 20th place and came through the field to collect a top ten finish in eighth place. Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
The car was so good today. We had a really good race, but I think we had a podium car if I didn’t mess it up yesterday and would have qualified properly. We got some good points and gained on the guys we needed to in the championship. Overall, I think we put on a great show for the fans and there seemed to be an amazing crowd. I hope we come back to Road America for many, many years to come. This is one of the best tracks with the best racing, that’s one of the reasons I wanted to make sure I was able to race here! I’ll try to heal up a little better for Iowa since that will be physically harder than this one.
Newgarden along with his team mate JR Hildebrand will test at the Iowa Motor Speedway next week ahead of the Iowa Corn Indy the next race on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet finished the race in ninth place having start the event from 17th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
“It was great, a really fun race. he guys gave me an awesome car. I really enjoyed it, I was able to push hard throughout most of the race. I had to save a little fuel here in there, but it was interesting to see when I pitted who I would come out with and who was around me to race with. At the end, it got pretty wild! You have to fight so hard for every position, a couple of times going into Turn 5 I braked way too late, I thought, but somehow came out on the other end. It was just cool to be racing against these guys. I can’t thank Ed Carpenter Racing, Fuzzy’s Vodka and Rising Star Racing enough for letting me be out here.
Pigot’s next race will be the Honda Indy Toronto which takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto from July 15-17 as team owner Ed Carpenter will be back in the cockpit for the Iowa Corn Indy oval race.