Jack Hawksworth: “I was having a lot of fun out there”


Jack Hawksworth - Credit: Bret Kelley / IndyCar

Jack Hawksworth was forced to retire from the second Dual in Detroit on Sunday after a driveshaft issue on his AJ Foyt Racing machine, but admitted his afternoon around the bumpy street circuit had been a lot of fun up until that point.

After failing even to start the first race on Saturday due to a mechanical issue, Hawksworth had secured a top ten starting position for Sunday’s second race, and felt he was in contention for a good result up until his car failed on him again, and was able to run with those in front of him throughout the race.

“I was having a lot of fun out there,” admitted Hawksworth, who has a best finish of eleventh at the opening race of the season at St Petersburg so far across the first eight races of 2016. “The pace of the car was really good, I could close in on guys and run decent.

“I felt I had one of my best races going even though I didn’t have the fastest car, but we had good in and out laps, good passes and it was fun. In the end the driveshaft broke but I was having a lot of fun.”