Josef Newgarden and Nathan O’Rourke may be in the spotlight at the Robo-Pong 200 as former winners of the event, but there’s one more Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing employee in the running. Gearbox mechanic Jon Laski will be competing in the 200-mile event with co-driver Simon Short, and Laski stands to lose more than just bragging rights if he doesn’t have a good showing.
Earlier this week SFHR’s crew chief Anton Julian made three bets with Laski in regard to his performance in Robo-Pong. Each bet is worth $50, and if Laski loses all three bets he has to pay up $150 and wear a pink firesuit in public for a week. The bets are:
- Laski must qualify in the top-30
- Laski must not get lapped by O’Rourke in the first stint of the race
- If he doesn’t have mechanical problems, Laski must not lose to O’Rourke.