INDIANAPOLIS – In 30 years of trying, no one has ever won three straight Honda Indy Toronto’s during the history of the event. The series has been coming to the Exhibition Place circuit every year except once since 1986, but no one has ever won the race three straight times there.
In a race as prestigious as this one, that’s seen drivers like Emerson Fittipaldi, Al Unser Jr., Michael Andretti, Paul Tracy, Alex Zanardi, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Will Power and others reach victory lane at, a little team like Ed Carpenter Racing is hoping to do the unthinkable – win three straight years there.
Mike Conway won the second end of a doubleheader in 2014 on the streets of Toronto, then Josef Newgarden backed that up with winning last year’s race. In fact, Luca Filippi came home second in 2015, as ECR finished 1-2 last year.
That’s why the spotlight has to be on them this weekend, as they’re trying to back up last year’s 1-2 sweep with another victory in 2016.
ECR just grabbed their first win of the year in a dominating performance at Toronto, and they also have with a manufacturer in Chevrolet who’s won nine of the 10 races already this season. With that being said, they’re going to have a very good shot at the three-peat this Sunday, as they have had some very good success in recent years there as well as a power plant that’s supplying great equipment to their teams.
So, can Newgarden win for a second straight year in Toronto or will rookie Spencer Pigot shock the world and take the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevy to victory lane for the first time in his young career?
The last road course these guys were on they both charged through the field for top 10’s.
With how much momentum Newgarden has, watch out for him on Sunday.