Over the weekend, Arry’s Roofing made a special appearance at the 2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. We’re delighted about the opportunity to be a part of this IZOD IndyCar Series thanks to our name being added to A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Honda for Takuma Sato’s debut. Several members of the Arry’s Roofing family, including Arry himself, attended the race in the streets of St. Petersburg to show our support.
Sato qualified second but slipped back after the first pit stop. Even though he ended up finishing eighth, the Arry’s Roofing family enjoyed cheering him on all the way to the end. His comments about the race —posted on the A.J. Foyt racing site —are worth sharing here.
“It was a tough race right at the beginning, we clipped a front wing on the second restart so we had a damaged car most of the race,” Sato said. “Before we changed the front wing we were as far down as 15th. We picked up some pace and were able to overtake a few cars on the track so that was encouraging. There are quite a few things we need to look at but we fought hard today and I want to thank the ABC Supply team for their hard work!”
More than 2,000 roofers nationwide were up for the opportunity to have their company name stenciled on the IndyCar. In the end, Arry’s Roofing was the name drawn to be added to the #14 race car. Of course, we took time to pose for several photos behind #14 before the race got underway. As you’ll see, we also snapped a photo of Arry and Becky alongside the race car right next to our company name.
While James Hinchcliffe captured his first IZOD IndyCar Series win in an upset over championship contenders, we’re proud of Sato’s placement at eighth in the overall series standings. Arry’s Roofing wishes him and the whole #14 team all the best in their next race, which will be held at the picturesque Barber Motorsport Park outside of Birmingham, Alabama on April 7. Go Red, White and Blue!