INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2019) – Ed Jones and the No. 63 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet entry closed the month of May by taking thirteen place at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Starting with a sixth-place finish at the IndyCar Grand Prix followed by a fourth-place starting position in the Indianapolis 500, May has proven to be a strong month for Scuderia Corsa and Ed Carpenter Racing.
For Jones, he is most thankful for the team support he had throughout May.
“First of all, thank you to the team Scuderia Corsa and Ed Carpenter Racing,” Jones said. “It was great working with everyone this month. Fortunately, we had the good weather, so that was nice, up to today we weren’t sure about that. We struggled a bit with some issues at the start and restarts. That really hurts you a lot when those are really the biggest times to overtake. When you’re unable to do anything at that point, it sets you back, and it’s hard to recover.
“But we were still running inside the top 10 or top eight. Then we had a problem at the second pit stop and that put us back. Once you get further back in the pack, it gets harder and harder to move forward. It’s a bit of a disappointing day from where we started. All and all, it was a good starting point for Scuderia and me. Hopefully, we will be back next year and be a little stronger.”
For Team Owner Giacomo Mattioli, Jones performance shined throughout May.
“I am really proud of Ed Jones performance this month. He proved once again to be quick and consistent Today’s race was a positive ending of an exciting month. I like to thank Ed Carpenter Racing for their professionalism, we are very pleased with our partnership and looking forward to the next race.”
The next race for Jones and Scuderia Corsa is at the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit. The Dual in Detroit weekend features two races for the NTT IndyCar series Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Both Race One and Race Two will be broadcasted on NBC. Also, Scuderia Corsa will run its No. 63 Ferrari GT3 488 at the Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Follow all the action on Scuderia Corsa social media channels: Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa.
About Scuderia Corsa.
In 2019, Las Vegas-based team Scuderia Corsa enters IndyCar Series season, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500, after expanding its racing efforts to open-wheel in 2018 running in the 102nd Indianapolis 500. GT results include: IMSA GTD Champion (2017, 2016, 2015), Grand-AM GT Champion (2013), Pirelli World Challenge GTA Champion (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Winner (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Podium (2017, 2015), 12H of Sebring Winner (2016), 12H of Sebring Podium (2018, 2017), 10H of Petit Le Mans Winner (2018), 6H of Watkins Glen Winner (2016), 6H of Watkins Glen Podium (2017). Championship winning, Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2012 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa and ScuderiaCorsa.com.
WeatherTech - is headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. WeatherTech® has long been recognized by the discerning automotive enthusiast as a supplier of accessories of unparalleled quality. In addition to the WeatherTech® brand, the company supplies products to many automobile manufacturers (OEM) as an original equipment supplier.
Pacific Western Bank - is a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with approximately $24 billion in assets. The Bank has 74 full-service branches located throughout the state of California and one branch in Durham, North Carolina. We provide commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, and comprehensive deposit and treasury management services to small and medium-sized businesses. We offer additional products and services through our CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank Divisions. Our CapitalSource Division provides asset-based, equipment, real estate and security cash flow loans and treasury management services to established middle market businesses on a national basis. Our Square 1 Bank Division offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors, with offices located in key innovative hubs across the United States. For more information about PacWest Bancorp, visit www.pacwestbancorp.com, or to learn more about Pacific Western Bank, visit www.pacificwesternbank.com. Copter - Copter offers premium screen protection for smartphones through both its Exoglass series and its Original Film. Our technology was initially developed to protect the rotor blades of helicopters from grinding dessert sand. Now it protects your device from scratches, dirt, fingerprints and shattering. But we are not just about ION-tempered glass and self-healing urethane film. Copter means meticulous attention to detail, a sustainable approach to production and intuitive design so that all consumers can make sure their devices are safe. We call this Great Protection.
For Media Inquiries, please contact
Picture Credit: LAT Photography, Mike Levitt