Bryan Herta Autosport posted a pair of top 10s in its first races in the Firestone Indy Lights series. His team was fifth in Sunday's race at St. Petersburg, Fla., and was seventh in the race on Saturday.
After the race on Saturday, Herta said he expected a little better result, but was happy with how his team performed in its first race.
“With two races in one weekend, it also gives us a chance to make some changes, hopefully improve our cars and improve our finishing positions (Sunday)," said Herta, a Valencia resident and Hart High of Newhall graduate. "That’s what we’ll try to do.”
Herta's team did improve, making up two spots and cracking the top five. Junior Strous won both of the Indy Lights races. Daniel Herrington, Herta's driver, is fourth in the Indy Lights standings after two races.
“I think we did pretty much what we set out to do," Herrington said after his race on Saturday. "We wanted to run a nice, consistent race for our first time here and our first race towards the championship and we kind of got hurt a bit by the qualifying procedure. So we ended up running kind of where we were speed-wise from practice and qualifying, which was good, but we still left some time out there to try and figure out to get back overnight. We are still lacking just a little bit here and there to get to that next level and to get in the top-three."
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