Spencer Pigot, driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet, got his best finish of the 2016 season at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Despite starting the 19th, he finished seventh.
The American part-time driver for Ed Carpenter Racing hasn’t had a great season in the limited races he has raced so far, as the 2015 Indy Lights Champion finished outside of the top-20 in three out of the five races he has raced in this season. Notably, the Orlando, Florida native, hasn’t had any good qualifying attempts in the five races he has raced.
The seventh on Sunday, though, was the 2014 Pro Mazda Champion’s second top-10 of his IndyCar career as he finished ninth at Road America and his overall best finish of his season thus far.
Pigot looks to carry this momentum into his next road course race with ECR, which will take place at Watkins Glen International Raceway on Labor Day weekend.
“I was happy with the amount of cars we were able to jump on strategy and pass on track,” Pigot stated. “We moved up to seventh so I was happy with that. We had a good strategy and also really good pit stops so a big thanks to them. I also have to say thanks to Fuzzy’s Vodka, Rising Star Racing, Mockett and everyone that helped me get here. I think we can keep moving forward. If we can qualify a bit better on Saturday, we won’t have to try and save as much fuel and do these alternate strategies. Today it worked out, but hopefully in Watkins Glen we can start by qualifying a bit higher up.”