Juan Pablo Garcia lands top 10 finish in Edmonton

Juan Pablo Garcia
Juan Pablo Garcia

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

Edmonton, Alberta - Weather conditions were questionable all weekend long as the Firestone Indy Lights grid managed to stay mostly dry on the track at Edmonton City Centre Airport.

Starting the Edmonton 100 on rain tires due to moisture on the track, most of the grid came in early so switch back to slicks reducing lap times drastically. Starting out in P10, Garcia made a good run ending in the top 10 at P9. Experience is critical for Garcia as the season nears an end, he was happy with both the experience and results gained this weekend.

"I just finished the race here at Edmonton. It was a great race; we started on rain tires and before the end of race we changed to dry tires," Garcia commented. "My start was good but another car just went in front of me and I didn't have anywhere to go so I slowed and that cost me a few positions right off the bat. It also took a while for my tires to get warmed up so I wasn't up to full speed until around lap four. When we made the pit stop for the dry tires, the car was feeling good and I was running very fast times. I was able to catch up with Ostella from about ten seconds back and I passed him one lap before the end. The car felt really great and I hope the crew and myself can carry this momentum over to Trois Rivieres. We made a lot of improvements this weekend as a team and gained a lot of experience. I am really looking forward to the end of the season. "

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Tags alberta, garcia, jeffery mark