SPM Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: ROAD AMERICA

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
  • Event title: Kohler Grand Prix
  • Location: Road America at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
  • Track: A four-mile, 14-turn road circuit
  • 2016 event counter: The Kohler Grand Prix is the 9th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and the 9th and 10th races (of 18) for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

Practice sessions: Friday, June 24 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CDT and 3:00-4:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 25 from 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Qualifications: Saturday, June 25 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. CDT

Race: Sunday, June 26 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. CDT and an estimated green flag at 12:15 p.m.

Indy Lights Track Activity

Practice sessions: Friday, June 24 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. CDT

Qualifying: Friday, June 24 from 2:10-2:40 p.m. CDT

Race 1: Saturday, June 25 from 12:00-12:55 p.m. CDT

Race 2: Sunday, June 26 from 8:45-9:45 a.m. CDT

Broadcast Information

TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network (USA), SportsNet 360 (Canada)

Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212

IndyCar Quotes:

James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“I’m so excited to go back to Road America. This has been my favourite road course in the country from the moment I first went there in 2004. It’s the kind of track that Indy cars are built for. I hope that it’s a great race and it stays on the calendar for a long time.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)

“I’m happy to back to IndyCar after successful LeMans race. I’ve never been to Road America before but I watched some on-board camera footage and the track looks pretty cool. There are a couple of very fast turns which is always exiting. I just hope that I will get some sleep before the weekend starts!”

Indy Lights Quotes:

Santiago Urrutia (No. 55)

“Road America is a quick track, actually the quickest of the season, I think. We tested there and the car was pretty good. We’re definitely going for the win so we can get the maximum points for the championship. I’m confident that my crew will give me a good car and I’ll be working with Andre together so we can have a great weekend result for the SPM team.”

Team Social Media


Twitter: @SPMindycar

Instagram: @SPMindycar

Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

SnapChat: @SPMindycar

Periscope: @SPMindycar

Driver Social Media

James Hinchcliffe

Website –

Twitter – @hinchtown & @HinchOnTrack

Facebook – Hinchtown

Instagram – @hinchtown

Mikhail Aleshin

Twitter – @MikhailAleshin

Facebook – Mikhail Aleshin

Santiago Urrutia

Website –

Twitter – @Santi_Urrutia

Facebook – Santiago Urrutia Oficial

Andre Negrao

Website –

Twitter – @NegraoAndre

Facebook – Andre.Negrao

Instagram – @anegrao

Scott Anderson

Website –

Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson

Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing

Instagram – @scanders01

Heamin Choi

Website –

Twitter – @HeaminChoi

Instagram – @HeaminChoi

Facebook – HeaminChoi

Fan Opportunities

  • Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Saturday, June 25 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT in the IndyCar Fan Village.
  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with Andre Negrao and Santiago Urrutia: Saturday, June 25 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. CDT in the IndyCar Fan Village.

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