Schmidt Peterson Motorsports head to the Iowa Corn 300 this weekend aiming to bounce back from a difficult race last time out at the Kohler Grand Prix on the Road America circuit where James Hinchcliffe started the race from 22nd place and ended the event in 14th place while Mikhail Aleshin started the race from 13th place and finished in 16th.
The Mayor of HinchTown has great record here having taken victory for Andretti Autosport in 2013 and he goes into the race weekend having led the last oval race the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway before the race was abandoned. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend Hinch commented by saying:
Iowa Speedway obviously has some great memories for me. It’s a fun little track and one of the toughest races we do all year. Not just physically, but also because you are always racing someone! There are two great lanes that make for some awesome wheel-to-wheel action. I’m actually sad that it’s not a night race this year but I’m still looking forward to getting back there after missing last year.
Mikhail Aleshin heads to Iowa in 18th place in the points standings and will hoping that he can move forward this weekend to close the gap to Marco Andretti. Speaking ahead of the race the Russian commented by saying:
I’m happy to be back to racing at Iowa Speedway. It’s a small circuit but that’s what will make our racing super intense so I’m sure it will be a very good race for the fans to watch. The last time I was there, our team looked pretty good so I’m hoping to get a good result in the No. 7 SMP Racing car and keep fighting to move up in the points championship.