Jordan King ready for Road America
Date: 21 / 06 / 2018
Jordan King returns to action in the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend as he heads to the legendary Road America circuit for the tenth round of the year, the KOHLER Grand Prix.
Spread across 640 acres in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the legendary road course is a staple of North American road racing and is a favourite of many drivers. Like all of his races this year, rookie Jordan King will compete at the four-mile, 14-turn road course for the first time in his career and Road America is the sixth of 10 venues King will race at in 2018 as road and street course driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
At the last road course race, the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, King reached the Firestone Fast 6 during qualifications for the second time in only four races. A difficult weekend followed in Detroit, when the series returned to a street course, and despite having the first issue-free weekend of his IndyCar career, Jordan could only finish the weekend’s two races in 16th and 18th place respectively.
Having only driven the Road America circuit on the simulator, Jordan is excited for the challenge that this weekend brings and is looking forward to being back on a road course after a bumpy street course in Detroit.
“I’ve been on the simulator twice now learning Road America, which was good as I learned what way everything goes! It looks like it might be quite a tough circuit, there are a couple of blind corners that will be difficult and also some elevation changes. Those always add another element of difficulty into the mix as you have to judge your distance by things other than being able to see where you’re going! It will be nice to get back on a road course after a bumpy street course! Overall, I’m looking forward to Road America, it should be a good challenge!”
The KOHLER Grand Prix will feature two practice sessions on Friday, a third practice session and knockout qualifying on Saturday and the 55-lap race on Sunday. Qualifying will take part on Saturday, June 23 from 6:30-8 pm ET, with Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on June 24.