Harding Steinbrenner Racing team president Brian Barnhart says the team are excited to see what Colton Herta can do in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.
The team who took victory with Herta at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texaa earlier this season have been extremely impressed with Herta’s progress and performances at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend Barnhart said:
“We’ll be anxious to see how Colton does this weekend at Iowa Speedway in the Iowa 300. “Iowa Speedway is the last new-style venue for him in his NTT IndyCar Series rookie season. He did a great job on the superspeedways at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, now we’re excited to see how he’ll do on a short oval. He’s done great all season long with tremendous pace and competitiveness at all the other venues, so we’re hoping we can keep that here. The forecast is projecting a very hot weekend, so it will be interesting to see how that affects the competition as we look for another great result.”
Herta heads to Iowa following a strong seventh place finish last time out in Toronto and will be hoping to carry that momentum forward.
Speaking ahead of the race he said:
“I’m looking forward to racing at Iowa Speedway again. “I ran there in Indy Lights last year and loved it. I’m especially looking forward to the added horsepower that INDYCAR is putting in the Honda engines. And we’re finally racing at night at Iowa Speedway which will be a lot of fun. I think racing at night will open up the second lane which will hopefully allow more passing and create a great show for the fans