Sherman Finishes 11th in the Firestone Indy Lights Race; Battistini 14th
After not completing a single lap in last year Firestone Indy Lights race at the Milwaukee Mile, the Panther Racing duo of Brent Sherman and Dillon Battistini combined to run 198 of their 200 total laps in the Milwaukee 100. Sherman, running in the No. 16 Delphi National Guard machine, took the checkered flag in 11th, while Battistini crossed the finish line in his No. 15 Alexp car in 14th.
Sherman, who dropped to 12th in the championship standings, struggled with his car, but was pleased with the effort of his team.
Like his teammate, Battistini had issues with his car, but still managed to close the gap between him and the championship leader, Richard Antinucci. Battistini is now just a single point out of the lead for the Indy Lights Championship.
The Firestone Indy Lights drivers will have three weeks off before they hit the track in Iowa for the Jeld-Wen 100 on June 21st. The race will air on ESPN2 on June 26th at 5:30 p.m.
"It was a tough day. We had understeer, then over steer and lack of grip. It was just a tough day. We never stopped trying though. We made adjustments and kept pushing."
"It wasn't a thrilling race for me. We struggled for overall grip and couldn't keep pace with the leaders. We seemed to struggle to get the tires working despite a good start. We just didn't have the pace to challenge the leaders, which is a shame because we tested well (in Milwaukee). On a positive note though, we closed within one point of the championship lead."