LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 28, 2019) – Scuderia Corsa and Ed Jones completed an exciting Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio showcasing consistency as Jones ran a clean race in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet.
A majority of Jones’ NTT IndyCar race was spent with a clear track ahead as he chased down the cars in front of him with no pressure from behind. The gap allowed him to push throughout the competition but hindered his chance to gain position. The 90-lap race at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course stayed green through the checkered flag leaving Jones with few strategy options on a two to three pit stop race.
Jones highlight of the day came in the opening laps when he advanced seven positions. Ultimately, pit stop rotation would keep him solidly in 14th for a large portion of the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. His ability to comfortably cruise past lap traffic while keeping clean of competitor’s battles around him earned him a 13th place finish.
For Jones, a clean race with no mistakes still somehow left him wanting more.
“I made the most of the start on the cold tires. It was quite messy in the first corner; I actually had to go off track a little bit to avoid an incident,” Jones said. “I tried to do as much as I could then because I knew we weren’t going to quite have the pace to move forward once things settled down. I think I made the most of that and gained a few positions then we kind of ended up where we did. I think in terms of our pace, that was the best we could do today. It was a clean run, and there were no mistakes. It’s sort of strange because I feel like everything went right, but we just weren’t there in the end.”
For Team Owner Giacomo Mattioli today’s race proved there is still potential.
“I think Ed did an excellent job at the start. He was really battling hard for position,” Mattioli said. “His ability continues to show that there is great potential. We just need everything to come together for a top finish. As we near the final races of the season I believe we are capable of being at the front of the field.”
Scuderia Corsa next joins the IndyCar series at the Grand Prix of Portland in Portland, Oregon. The race takes place Sunday, September 1 at Portland International Raceway. The Grand Prix will air live on NBC with additional coverage provided by IndyCar Radio. Follow all the action on Scuderia Corsa social media channels: Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa.