Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda started Saturday’s four and half hour rain delayed Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway from fifth place and ran as high as second place and eventually finished the race which he won last year in third place.
Speaking following the race, the Mayor of HinchTown commented by saying:
We started inside the top five which was good. Had a lot of really good battles on track; we raced really hard with Spencer [Pigot] which was a lot of fun. There was a lot of close calls out there. The cars changed a lot as the track kind of rubbered in. Went loose, push, it was a little bit of everything; dirty air, clean air. The second lane came in nicely at the end, so the racing was good. I want to thank everybody at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the No. 5 car was stout – it’s nice to be back on the podium. Big time thanks to the fans for staying out here through the weather; I hope you guys enjoyed the show!
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda started the race from 10th place and finished the 300 lap race in 11th place and speaking following the race he said:
I think most of the race was pretty good, the Arrow car was really competitive again today. I had a really good car underneath me. The first stint was really good, we were moving up through the field before the red flag. Then I think at some point in the middle of the race, I was struggling a bit, getting stuck behind slower cars which put me a bit out of sync, so I lost a couple of positions there. The second half of the race, again we were super strong and going in the right direction for a solid top-five finish. Unfortunately I made a mistake at pit entry and we got the stop-and-go penalty which ruined the chance for a top five or even a fight for a podium. It’s very disappointing when we had such a good car. Again I learned a lot out there, made a lot of passes, a lot of good battles so that was really fun, just really disappointed to not get a result out of it.