Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda had a great opening day at Barber Motorsports Park as he ended the day in third place. This morning the mayor of Hinchtown ended the session in sixth place.
Speaking following the opening day of action, Hinchcliffe was happy with how things worked out saying:
It was a solid first day for us. Once again, the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car was pretty strong off the truck and we were hoping for that. We had a good test here back in February and we were hoping that that was going to transfer over. The car was quite good this morning and we didn’t do many changes over lunch but made it even a tick better. We still had some things that went wrong in the last session that I think held us back from even a little more speed so we’ll see. It’s only Friday, it doesn’t matter until it matters. We saw this in Long Beach too. Some of the other guys didn’t really show their speed until Saturday morning so ultimately, we don’t know where we are just yet but it’s certainly a good starting point and hopefully we can just keep this momentum going into qualifying tomorrow.
Hinchciffe heads into this weekend’s race off the back of a strong result last time out in Long Beach where he came home in eighth place and he will be hoping for another strong race this weekend as a platform for the month of May.