Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports head into this weekend;s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course off the back of some strong results in Toronto and last time out in Iowa where the Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda finished the race on the podium in third place.
Hinch is hoping that this momentum carries forward this weekend, The team finished on the podium here last year and they weill be hoping for a repeat performance here this weekend. Speaking ahead of the race, Hinch said:
“I think everyone at Arrow SPM is excited to get to Mid-Ohio. Coming off a few strong events and knowing the team was on the podium there last year gives us hope we can repeat and be quick off the trucks. It’s a beautiful track that is a lot of fun to race in an Indy car, so really looking forward to it.”
Mid-Ohio is another new venue for Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda and the Swede is looking forward to the event saying:
I’m really looking forward to getting to Mid-Ohio. It looks like a beautiful track with nice, sweeping high-speed corners, some technical parts and a lot of elevation changes. It doesn’t look easy, but I did a day in the simulator and that felt really good, so I’m looking forward to trying out the real thing. Also for us, coming from the last two weekends in Toronto and Iowa, we had a lot of pace in the No. 7 Arrow SPM car but didn’t have the results to show for it for different reasons. I think we’re all very eager to put together a full weekend and get a great result out of it because we feel we have it in us. I’ll be working hard to make it a good one.
Hinch and Ericsson will joined this weekend by Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM and looking ahead to the race this weekend he said:
What Mid-Ohio means to our team doesn’t need a big introduction. It’s one of those races that we circle on the schedule every year to really do a good job at in front of (team co-owner) Mike’s (Shank) home crowd. We go into the weekend as we do any other, but there is definitely that bit of added pressure to have a good result. It’s been our goal to qualify in the top 12 and finish in the top 10 and I hope that I can do that front of his friends and family. That’s what we are always looking to achieve, Mid-Ohio is just a little more special.