MADISON, Ill – Chevrolet has it figured out when it comes to short oval pace in the NTT IndyCar Series. I mean, look at how well Team Penske has fared on them. Even Ed Carpenter Racing has done well as they do their most damage on short ovals.
Luckily, we come to another short oval on Saturday night at the Gateway Motorsports Park. That’s why I have my eye on Spencer Pigot as a potential driver to come out of Gateway with a win.
Pigot, has two top seven finishes in his last three starts on the season. He was fifth at Iowa, another short oval like Gateway back in July. He finished sixth in this race last year. He has five top 10 starting positions in his last eight tries.
While he will start 13th on Saturday night, I wouldn’t count Pigot out for a top five.
“WWT Raceway at Gateway is a very difficult track as both ends of the oval are so different,” said Pigot. “It’s a tough race and can be hard to pass; hopefully, we can be competitive in qualifying and start near the front. We had a good run last year as we finished sixth. We want to have another strong race this weekend at the last oval of the year.”
Watch out for Pigot this weekend as he’s a solid sleeper choice.