The Kohler Grand Prix on Sunday will be the 10th auto racing betting event in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series, as well as the second running of the race since it was brought back last year at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Will Power, who won the 2016 edition of the race is also coming off a first place finish at the 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600 on June 10th. Power had previously competed at the Road America course in the Champ Car World Series, coming in 13th in the 2006 Grand Prix of Road America, and 16thth at the 2007 Generac Grand Prix. Power is certainly a favourite of fans who bet on auto racing, but is not only one.
The French wheelman has gone from good to bad, and from bad to worse. He won the first race of the season and runnered-up the second, only to finish out of the top 5 in the next, then out of the 10, then out of the top 20, and finally withdrawing from the last two races. Moreover, he finished 18th at the 2016 Kohler Grand Prix. However, he does know what it’s like to win at Road America, having won the 2007 Generac Grand Prix. Additionally, he came in 2nd place at the 2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America and in 3rd place in the 2004 and 2006 Grands Prix of Road America.
The Brazilian driver is not a clear-cut auto racing betting fave, but he finished second in the 2016 KGP and is coming off a second place at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition to that, Kanaan placed 4th at the 1998 Texaco/Havoline 200 and the 2002 Grand Prix at Road America. He has two top 10 finishes at Road America too.
The fruit of Bobby Rahal’s loins completed the 2016 Kohler Grand Prix podium, matching his best finish at Road America – he finished 3rd in the 2007 Generac Grand Prix. Rahal is rolling as of late, winning the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader and coming in 4th at the Rainguard Water Sealers.
The Frenchman has never finished inside the top 10 at Road America, but he had a top 5 finish in Detroit and made the podium in Texas, so that momentum could persuade fans who bet on auto racing that he can cross the finish line first for the second time this season and cut Scott Dixon’s lead in the driver standings.
And speaking of Scotty Dix, his best finish at RoA was a 4th place in the 2001 Motorola 220. Dixon has managed to accrue the most points without winning a single race so far, but auto racing betting fans would think he’s bound to come out on top at least once during the season, and the middle of it seems to be as good a time as any other. The last year that Dixon failed to win a single race was 2004.