Chip Ganassi Racing’s Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda said that it was hard to piece a decent lap together on the opening day of track action in Mid-Ohio.
The Iceman who goes into the race with a 62 point advantage in the championship finished the day in seventh place with a time of 01:05.6063s and speaking following the session he said:
“It was hard to piece a lap together today, really. But things can change pretty quickly in the Verizon IndyCar Series. We’re happy to have the points lead, but it’s a long way to go. There are five more races, and as you know, anything can happen. I think we’re in a bit of a box with our thinking here today with the car. We might need to change a few things to make the car better. Tonight will be a lot of hard work to get the PNC Bank car where we want it to be.”
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the session in eighth place with a time of 01:05.6223s and speaking following the session he said:
There was a big difference between the primary and the alternate Firestone tires today. I think we started off fast with the DC Solar car and it seems like both cars unloaded well and have good speed with Scott (Dixon) in third the first session. I think we’re really starting to hit a stride as a team and with the test here last week, I’m optimistic for a strong race here on Sunday.”