Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy 200

Race Fast Facts
* Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: Ryan Briscoe (No. 5), James Jakes (No. 7)
* Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers: RC Enerson (No. 7), Jack Harvey (No. 42), Ethan Ringel (No. 71), Scott Anderson (No. 77)
* Event title: Honda Indy 200
* Location: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
* Track: 2.258-mile, 13-turn, natural-terrain road course
* 2015 event counter: The Honda Indy 200 is the 14th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and the 13th and 14th races (of 16) for Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

Verizon IndyCar Series track schedule
Practice sessions: Friday, July 31 from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. EST and 3:15-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 1 from 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, August 1 from 3-4:15 p.m. EST
Race: Sunday, August 2 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. EST and green flag at 2:07 p.m.

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires track schedule
Practice sessions: Thursday, July 30 from 6-6:30 p.m. EST; Friday, July 31 from 8:40-9:10 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, August 1 from 8-8:35 a.m. EST
Race 1: Saturday, August 1 – green flag at 1:55 p.m. EST
Race 2: Sunday, August 2 – green flag at 10:30 a.m. EST

Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast: CNBC
Radio race broadcast: IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 213

IndyCar Quotes:
Ryan Briscoe (No. 5)
“I’m really looking forward to the Mid-Ohio race weekend. I’ve always been a big fan of the track but this weekend is also my first chance to drive the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car on a road course this season. We’ve been able to make some really big gains as a team over the last several weeks and I’m confident that the SPM team will bring home some solid results.”

James Jakes (No. 7)
“Mid-Ohio is always a fun weekend for me and this time, it’s my birthday there as well. It’s a great track for IndyCar, fast and flowing. It’s really fun to drive these cars around there. It’s been a tough couple of weekends for us in the No. 7 SPM MediaTech Oculus car. Not always our own fault, but we’ll be looking forward to getting a good result this weekend and getting things back on track. It’s always a fun weekend. Great atmosphere, great crowd and obviously Honda is the title sponsor of the event, so it should be fun.”

Indy Lights Quotes:
Scott Anderson (No. 77)
“Mid-Ohio has always been a good track for me. I’ve won here before and I enjoy how technical it is. So I’m planning on continuing the success this weekend. It’s been a long time since we raced on a road course this season so I’m really itching to get back. Tracks like this are some of my favorites.”

RC Enerson (No. 7)
“Coming off a great two weekends at Milwaukee and Iowa, I’m really excited for this track because I’ve always loved Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. I think if we keep this momentum going, a race win is definitely within our reach.”

Jack Harvey (No. 42)
“Last year, we had a double win at Mid-Ohio. Now would be a great time to achieve that again and to help extend the lead to win the points championship.”

Ethan Ringel (No. 71)
“We’re finally heading to the first track I have previous experience with. It will definitely help me start the weekend closer to the field than the previous road courses. I’m very excited for the Mid-Ohio races in particular but very sad that this is the second-to-last race weekend in our 2015 season.”

Team Social Media
Twitter: @SPMindycar
Instagram: @SPMindycar
Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Driver Social Media
Ryan Briscoe
Website –
Twitter – @Ryan_Briscoe
Facebook – Ryan Briscoe
Instagram – @Ryan_Briscoe

James Jakes
Website –
Twitter – @JamesJakes
Instagram – @JamesJakes

Scott Anderson
Website –
Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson
Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing
Instagram – @scanders01

RC Enerson
Website –
Twitter – @RCenerson
Facebook – RC Enerson Racing
Instagram – @RCenerson

Jack Harvey
Website –
Twitter – @Jack_Harvey42
Instagram – @Jack_Harvey42

Ethan Ringel
Website –
Twitter – @EthanRingel
Facebook – Ethan Ringel Racing
Instagram – @EthanRingelRacing

Fan Opportunities
* Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with Ryan Briscoe and James Jakes: Saturday, August 1 from 1-2 p.m. EST in the INDYCAR Fan Village.
* Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with Scott Anderson, RC Enerson, Jack Harvey and Ethan Ringel: Saturday, August 1 from 10:30-11 a.m. EST in the INDYCAR Fan Village.