The Firestone Indy Lights series is headed for the inaugural Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. The drivers for Bryan Herta Autosport had productive tests at the 2.38-mile road course during the off-season and are looking forward to the first race at the Alabama track.
Bryan Herta Autosport, owned in part by Bryan Herta, a Valencia resident and Hart High graduate, has two drivers, Stefan Wilson and Sebastian Saavedra.
Wilson gave Bryan Herta Autosport its first podium finish of the season with a third place at the Indy Lights opener at St. Petersburg, Fla.
“I drove the track for the first time at the open test a month ago and really enjoyed it,” the 19-year-old Wilson said. “It’s a great facility, a great track. Overtaking is going to be pretty difficult but we had a good car and I think we’ve improved it since the test so I’m feeling confident. I’m interested to see how we shape up against the opposition, but coming off a strong result at St. Pete gives me a lot of confidence to look for another good result and maintain our momentum in the championship.”
Saavedra led the first lap of the St. Petersburg race, but collided with another car and finished 12th.
“It’s going to be a very interesting weekend,” the 20-year-old Saavedra said. “We had a very productive test at Barber. It was our first test with the team and we left with very high expectations for the championship, so we are very positive about what we can do. We know we have a great car, we have a great setup and, after St. Pete, we come with a much more mature mentality. We’re going to go for the points -- that’s for sure the most important thing right now -- and I’m very positive about how everything is going to come out.”