Dallas, Texas (June 6, 2019) This weekend the #88 GESS Capstone Honda team will race under the at lights Texas Motor Speedway in the second oval race on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series schedule. 19-year-old pilot Colton Herta will compete against 21 other entrants along the 1.5-mile oval for 248 laps on Saturday night. The rookie looks forward to racing around the historic track after a successful test earlier in the season.
“I’m excited to get back on an oval again at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Colton Herta. “We tested there in April, and the #88 GESS Capstone Honda car was great. We’re coming off another strong weekend after the Detroit Grand Prix, so the boys and I hope to use that momentum to build more confidence to bring home a strong result.”
Harding Steinbrenner Racing already has a win in Texas after winning the INDYCAR Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on March 24th. The #88 GESS Capstone Honda team hope to capture another win in the Lone Star state this weekend.
“Hoping for a good weekend at the DXC Technology 600,” said team president, Brian Barnhart. “We had a very successful test in late April, and Colton did a fantastic job throughout the entire month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. We’re looking forward to a great weekend with the #88 GESS Capstone Honda that will hopefully give Colton his first top-five finish on an oval.”
DXC Technology 600 practice begins tomorrow from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports will host the live qualifying broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s live race broadcast at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.
About Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Steinbrenner Racing is led by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV. Former head of the NTT IndyCar Series Race Control, Brian Barnhart is team president Harding Steinbrenner will compete on a full-time basis in the 2019 IndyCar Series with Colton Herta, driver of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car.
About GESS International
GESS International is a highly experienced and globally established renewable energy service company. With over 350 completed projects worldwide, GESS has over 21 years of expertise in providing energy efficient solutions using co-generation and renewable energy resources such as solar and biogas. From consulting to managing operations of completed projects, GESS offers design and implementation solutions with a direct economic impact for its customers and their communities.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST) is the world’s leading producer of highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems. Capstone microturbines serve multiple vertical markets worldwide, including natural resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, critical power supply, transportation and microgrids. Capstone offers a comprehensive product lineup, providing scalable systems focusing on 30 kWs to 10 MWs that operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels and are the ideal solution for today’s distributed power generation needs. To date, Capstone has shipped over 9,000 units to 73 countries and have saved customers an estimated $253 million in annual energy costs and 350,000 tons of carbon.
About Colton Herta
Colton Herta began racing go-karts at the age of four. At 12, he turned to cars and promptly won the Pacific F1600 Series championship and finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series. At 16 years old, the Valencia, California, native quickly impressed by winning the second race of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship 2017 season. That year he also led the series with seven pole positions, set five new track records and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Most recently, Herta became the youngest winner in NTT IndyCar Series history after winning the INDYCAR Classic. He has also won the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours IMSA race with the Rahal Letterman Racing team and placed second in the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with four wins, three pole positions and 13 podium finishes.