The results show that Spencer Pigot finished a season-best eighth in the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America after qualifying 10th — a solid day for the young American — but as the Ed Carpenter Racing driver explained, there were plenty of complications in between.
“Obviously at the start Will [Power] had his issue,” said Pigot, referring to the mechanical problems encountered by the outside front row starter, “and I kind of got boxed in behind him and the rest of the field was just streaming past me on the inside. So we fell back a long way but then were able to pass a lot of guys and move up.”
Indeed, Pigot pushed his Direct Supply No. 21 Chevy back up to seventh before losing a place on the final lap to another member of the Team Penske armada, Simon Pagenaud.
“It was a little frustrating to be passed by Simon there on the last lap, but we were doing the last stint on used red [tire]s and were just hanging on and he just got me,” he explained. “But overall it was a great race — I had a lot of fun and lot of really good battles. A clean race, but a lot of hard driving.”