At last week’s Dual in Detroit race two, one young superstar in the Verizon IndyCar Series frequently found himself in the way of another. Jack Hawksworth driving the No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing Honda was spun not once, but twice by Chip Ganassi’s rookie Sage Karam in the No. 8 car.
Karam so often the focus of intense media speculation is highly rated in the paddock but has suffered a rough IndyCar season so far, one filled rookie mistakes, he has crashed out of multiple races. He kept it together and managed to finish race two in Detroit, but in a lowly 12th position.
Hawksworth on the other hand finished a strong seventh for the second race in a row, continuing a strong run of road and street performances that speak for themselves in contrast to the hype around Karam. When asked about the Karam incidents in Texas today, Hawksworth was frank in his remarks.
Well, we finished ahead of him didn’t we? That’s what counts.
Hawksworth lines up 17th for tomorrow’s race.
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