The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda car finished the Honda Indy Toronto in seventh position after qualifying 16th. Rookie Colton Herta was the biggest mover in the veteran-filled field. He passed nine cars during the 85-lap race, six of them on the first lap.
“Pretty solid race for everyone on the team,” said Colton Herta. “The strategy was there, we were fast and the car was great. The pit stops were perfect. The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda did great under the conditions we were in, and it was awesome going from 16th to seventh. Hopefully we can qualify toward the front at Iowa Speedway next weekend so it will be easier to move up through the field.”
This is Herta’s second best finish on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series schedule after his win at the inaugural INDYCAR Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in March.
“Great day for the HSR team,” said team president, Brian Barnhart. “We’re all very happy to have Capstone Turbine come on board this weekend, so hopefully we did them proud. I thought today’s strategy played out well as we started 16th and the pit stops were excellent. Colton did a great job taking us to 7th, especially going from 16th to tenth on the opening lap. Looking forward to Iowa, and I’m hoping we can do even better there.”
Harding Steinbrenner Racing travels to Newton, Iowa, for the Iowa Corn 300 next weekend at Iowa Speedway. Practice begins Friday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. ET. Saturday’s race day coverage will be on NBC Sports at 7:00 p.m. ET.
About Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Steinbrenner Racing is led by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV. Former head of the NTT IndyCar Series Race Control, Brian Barnhart is team president Harding Steinbrenner will compete on a full-time basis in the 2019 IndyCar Series with Colton Herta, driver of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST) is the world’s leading producer of highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems. Capstone microturbines serve multiple vertical markets worldwide, including natural resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, critical power supply, transportation and microgrids. Capstone offers a comprehensive product lineup, providing scalable systems focusing on 30 kWs to 10 MWs that operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels and are the ideal solution for today’s distributed power generation needs. To date, Capstone has shipped over 9,000 units to 73 countries and have saved customers an estimated $253 million in annual energy costs and 350,000 tons of carbon.
About Colton Herta
Colton Herta began racing go-karts at the age of four. At 12, he turned to cars and promptly won the Pacific F1600 Series championship and finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series. At 16 years old, the Valencia, California, native quickly impressed by winning the second race of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship 2017 season. That year he also led the series with seven pole positions, set five new track records and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Most recently, Herta became the youngest winner in NTT IndyCar Series history after winning the INDYCAR Classic. He has also won the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours IMSA race with the Rahal Letterman Racing team and placed second in the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with four wins, three pole positions and 13 podium finishes.
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