The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda team had its fifth top-ten finish this weekend in the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Colton Herta qualified for the 203.22-mile race in seventh position and ran in the top-ten for the majority of the 90-lap competition. The rookie from Valencia, California, finished the race in eighth at the checkered flag.
“I’m really happy for the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda guys and Colton,” said Brian Barnhart, team president of Harding Steinbrenner Racing. “Everyone did a great job all weekend. I thought our strategy was sound with a three-stop pit stop strategy along with the use of Firestone alternate and primary tires. It’s unfortunate that we got collected with Bourdais in turn two, so we lost a lot of valuable time that we were making up. That most likely made the difference in us finishing potentially on the podium today. It’s a shame, but everyone did a great job all weekend long.”
“The Honda 200 was an unfortunate race for me today because I know the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda car was capable of getting on the podium,” said Colton Herta. “So, it’s disappointing that we finished eighth. The boys worked so hard this weekend. We had excellent pit stops, the car had strong pace and we should still feel good about a top-ten finish. Looking forward to getting back on track at Pocono Raceway in a few weeks!”
The NTT IndyCar Series season will take a two-weekend hiatus before competition resumes at Pocono Raceway with the ABC Supply 500. Practice begins on Saturday, August 17th at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Saturday’s qualifying session will be live on NBC Sports at 12:30 p.m. ET. Live race day coverage will be Sunday, August 18 on NBC Sports at 2:00 p.m. ET.
About Harding Steinbrenner RacingIndianapolis 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 CorporationCapstone 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 Vergent Power SolutionsVergent Power is the exclusive distributor for Capstone Turbine in the Upper Midwest, New England and Eastern Canada. Our mission is to help our customers achieve energy savings, resiliency and environmental benefits by executing best-in-class microturbine combined heat and power systems. In addition to project development, sales and applications engineering, VPS provides long-term service to maintain our fleet of over 100 CHP systems throughout our territory.
About RSP SystemsRSP Systems helps customers in the greater New York and Connecticut area that need significant electrical and thermal energy to run their facilities. We choose and implement the best solution for their on-site power-generation needs. We know that a reliable, secure power system is an essential component in our customers’ business plans and success, so we work closely with them to understand their requirements and then design and deliver the most cost-effective system available.Whether your goal is to save money, ensure life safety support, or both, RSP Systems is there to help you decipher the complexity of the energy equation.
About Colton HertaColton 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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