Top-Five Finish at Kentucky for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor
SPARTA, Kentucky (September 6, 2010) -- After starting from the back of the field, Gustavo Yacamán in the No. 10 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing worked his way through the field to finish fifth in the Firestone Indy Lights Drive Smart. Buckle Up Kentucky 100.
Yacamán's finish was enough to earn him the Force For Earth Hard Charger award, which is given to the driver that improves the most positions.
The race was slowed by a red flag on Lap 3 after a three-car incident. The red flag lasted more than 15 minutes, and the race restarted on Lap 5. Yacamán wasted little time picking up positions and making his way through the field. In total, he was able to pick up eight spots by the time he took the checkered flag.
"The race was quite fun," Yacamán said. "I lost some time getting past (Dan) Clarke, and the front pack pulled away. I was only able to catch them in the last 10 laps. I am sure I could have finished on the podium, but I am happy with the result. It's the first mile and a half oval that I have ever finished in the series. Finally, I had some luck on my side. Now we are focused on Homestead. We want a win this year."
The finish is even more impressive considering the team completely rebuilt the No. 10 machine in less than a week after an incident at Chicagoland Speedway the weekend before. The team put in more than 200 man hours in order to have the car completed in time for Kentucky.
With his finish, Yacamán moved up to eighth in the point standings (200 points). He trails seventh-place Pippa Mann by only three points and sixth-place Clarke by 12.
The final race of the 13-round Firestone Indy Lights series is October 2nd at Homestead-Miami Speedway.