LONG BEACH, California (April 14, 2019) – Scuderia Corsa driver Ed Jones and the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet finished 16th in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach surviving a fierce battle on the streets.
Jones made the pass for 16th in the final remaining miles of the two-hour race after making his way around lap traffic. Throughout the race, he followed an alternate pit strategy in hopes of gaining on the competition through means of the pit lane. Jones found himself as up high as 12th fighting for a front of the field position with help from his crew. The NTT IndyCar competition saw only one yellow issued at the start, allowing Jones to battle consistently throughout the race to the checkered flag.
Jones felt great positivity over the progress made during the weekend in Long Beach. That positivity will carry over to May with the next race for the Scuderia Corsa being the IndyCar Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana followed by the legendary Indianapolis 500. Jones first made his mark in IndyCar by showcasing his racing prowess and finishing third in his rookie 500 start.
Heading into the biggest race of the season may feel overwhelming to some, but it reignites Jones vigor for the 2019 season.
“Unfortunate race after starting far back we had to try gamble a bit with strategy and have some fortune fall our way,” Jones said. “A plenum fire in the pits caused us to stall and a potential P11 or 12. On the positive note we made progress every session this weekend in improving the car. I’m excited to go into the month of May where we know the team has a great background for success.”
Up next for Scuderia Corsa and the NTT IndyCar series is the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The road course race kicks off the month of May at the historic IMS May 11. Watch the broadcast on NBC or with NBC Gold by tuning in at 3 p.m. ET. Follow all the action on Scuderia Corsa social media channels: Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa.