LAS VEGAS (Aug. 27, 2019) – Scuderia Corsa and the NTT IndyCar Series take on Portland International Raceway Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 for the penultimate race of the 2019 season that has seen driver Ed Jones set significant milestones for the team.
Jones returns to the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet with a mission to finish his third IndyCar season strong. Thus far, Jones has earned Scuderia Corsa a Row Two start in the Indianapolis 500 along with two other Fast Six appearances and has showcased notable ability throughout the season. Complimenting IndyCar’s crescendo Jones best race performance came in May with a sixth-place finish at the IndyCar Grand Prix. He will aim to best those performances in the Grand Prix of Portland.
IndyCar first returned to the Portland 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course in 2018 after a decade long hiatus. The return was met with a tremendous fanfare as Portland International Raceway is best known for being the site of the all-time closest two-car and three-car finish in IndyCar. Fans will gather to watch Jones speed down the fast front stretch and through the chicane as he tackles the tight turn complex followed by a sweeping backstretch. The road course provides plenty of possibilities to pass, making defensive driving as necessary as a forward-thinking mindset.
For Jones the Portland Grand Prix brings new opportunity to capitalize on his ability.
“Looking forward to Portland because it was a track, I was quite quick at last year, Jones said. “Unfortunately, I got caught up in an incident on the first lap. Hopefully, we can have another good qualifying session and be able to race up toward the front. I’d like to go into the last month of the season trying to end things well.”
The Portland Grand Prix weekend begins Friday, Aug. 30 with two practice sessions. Saturday, Aug. 31 Scuderia Corsa receives one final practice before qualifying. IndyCar qualifying starts with Round 1 at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Race day is Sunday, Sept. 1 with the green flag set to drop at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. 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.