WEST ALLIS, Saturday, June 16, 2012 — Logic dictates that you have to walk before you run, and during the Firestone Indy Lights race at the Milwaukee IndyFest June 15th, David Ostella proved that he is ready to sprint with Team Moore Racing.
“I had to focus on taking care of the tires the whole race,” Ostella said. “I made a mistake and brushed the wall a bit early on which allowed Alon Day to pass me.”
Ostella was not discouraged however and carefully waited as his car and the Milwaukee Mile track came to him.
“The car was so good that I could run the high line in turns one and two and the low line in turns three and four,” he said. “The car was just amazing for passing. I actually touched tires with Victor Carbone which scared me a little but the car was still perfect.”
In the second half of the race, Ostella passed his teammate Gustavo Yacaman in addition to Alon Day, Victor Carbone and Carlos Munoz for position.
“It’s all about timing a pass here at the Milwaukee Mile,” Ostella said. “If you miss the timing on a pass once it takes you about three laps to get it back.”
The Milwaukee Mile is renowned for being a track where driver skill is crucial to success. Ostella and Team Moore are happy to collect their first top-five finish of the year together at the track.
“Being in the top-five is amazing and I can’t thank the team enough,” Ostella said. “They did a wicked job and they worked so hard today to give me a good car.”
Ostella leaves the Milwaukee Mile in 10th place overall in driver points.
He will carry his momentum to Iowa Speedway for the Sukup 100 on Friday, June 22.