SONOMA RACE REPORT

Sep 19, 2016
Matt Cleary
JOSEF NEWGARDEN 
GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING
STARTED: 10TH
FINISHED: 6TH
“We needed one more car in front of us (to finish third in the championship), but we were a little too far back – sixth just didn’t get it done! I did everything I could to keep Helio (Castroneves) behind me to see if it would shake out our way, but it just didn’t. There’s nothing for us to hang our heads about. We had a phenomenal year in our own right. We have a great team, great sponsors and great crew, so we’re not going to go into the offseason hanging our heads about anything!”
 SPENCER PIGOT

GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING
STARTED: 19TH
FINISHED: 22ND
“We struggled a little bit on red tires at the beginning, but once we got onto blacks the car was pretty good. We were catching up to the guys in front when we unfortunately had an issue with the driveshaft failing coming out of Turn 11. The guys did an awesome job not only this weekend but also all season. I can’t thank Ed Carpenter Racing, Samsung, Fuzzy’s Vodka and Rising Star Racing enough for the opportunity this year and now I’m looking forward to the offseason!”