BHA Rides Wave of Momentum to Watkins Glen
Topics: Sebastian Saavedra, Stefan Wilson, Corning 100
Bryan Herta Autosport
July 1, 2010
The Firestone Indy Lights Series returns to road course racing this weekend for Round Six of the 13-race schedule with the Corning 100 at Watkins Glen International. The historic 3.4-mile, 11-turn circuit located in the scenic Finger Lakes region is the longest track on the calendar.
Fresh off a dominant flag-to-flag victory by Colombian talent Sebastian Saavedra at Iowa Speedway two weeks ago, Bryan Herta Autosport is anxious to return to racing action. In addition to its first team pole position and second career win, BHA has two additional podium finishes to its credit in the five events held to date. The team also celebrated a podium result at The Glen last year with Felipe Guimaraes, and a second-place finish with technical partner Vision Racing’s James Davison who started on pole.
Saavedra and teammate Stefan Wilson will be making their second career starts at Watkins Glen after less than ideal debuts in 2009. Saavedra set fastest lap of the race but was assessed a 30-second post-race penalty for a last-lap altercation which dropped him from fifth to 18th place. Wilson’s trouble was in qualifying, posting no time due to a mechanical issue. He finished 12th after starting 19th.
Saavedra and Wilson are currently fourth and sixth in the championship standings as the schedule heats up with five road/street course events over the next eight weeks.
Wilson will be making his 12th Indy Lights start and ninth road/street circuit start
Wilson claimed his best road/street circuit finish of third at St. Petersburg this year
Wilson earned his best road/street circuit start of third at Long Beach in 2009
Wilson is currently sixth in the point standings, 36 points outside the top three
Saavedra will be making his 21st Indy Lights start
Saavedra has three Indy Lights wins to his credit [Kansas/Toronto in 2009 and Iowa] and three pole positions [St. Petersburg/Toronto in 2009 and Iowa]
Saavedra is currently tied for fourth in the point standings, nine points out of second place and 32 out of first
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