Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed on Thursday that Spencer Pigot who drove the No.16 RLL/Mi-Jack/Manitowoc Honda for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last weekend will drive the No.20 Chevrolet for the remaining road and street races of the 2016 Verizon Indy car Series season starting with this weekend’s double head in Detroit.
Speaking about the announcement Pigot commented by saying:
I’m very excited to be joining Ed Carpenter Racing for the remainder of the season on road and street courses, ECR has been very strong in 2016 and I hope we can continue to build on the success they’ve already had. This weekend in Detroit will be the first time we work together, they have a lot of talented people within the team and we will try to hit the ground running. I’d also like to thank Bobby Rahal and the RLL team for giving me my first shot in IndyCar.I have to thank Fuzzy’s Vodka and Rising Star Racing for the opportunity to continue my IndyCar career this season.
Ed Carpenter commented on the news by saying:
We are really excited to be able to add Spencer to the ECR lineup and finish out the year with the 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka car at all of the races, Spencer is a definite young talent who came through the Road to Indy and we look forward to finishing the year strong with him!
Pigot started the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil from 29th place and ended the race in 25th place.