Indy Lights Driver Sherman Finishes 14th in Both Races; Battistini Falls to Third in Championship Panther's Indy Lights Team Struggles Through Twin Corning 100s WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - During the first race of the Twin Corning 100's Panther drivers...
Indy Lights Driver Sherman Finishes 14th in Both Races; Battistini Falls
to Third in Championship
Panther's Indy Lights Team Struggles Through Twin Corning 100s
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - During the first race of the Twin Corning 100's Panther drivers Brent Sherman and Dillon Battistini each improved their starting positions before the race ended after the hour time limit had expired. Sherman, the driver of the No. 16 National Guard Delphi car, started in the 18th position, but finished the race in 14th position. Driving the No. 15 National Guard Delphi machine, teammate and points leader Battistini, spun on Lap 10, putting him in the 17th position, one better than where he started.
In the second race of the Corning Twin 100's, the results for the Panther drivers were much the same as in the first race. Sherman brought home is racecar in the 14th position, matching his finish from race one. Battistini finished in the 21st position after Bobby Wilson made contact with him in turn one, breaking his suspension. Sherman now sits in ninth place in the championship standings, while Battistini falls to third after coming into the weekend with the lead.
Dillon Battistini, No. 15 AlexP (Firestone Indy Lights):
"It's been the toughest weekend that I've been through in a long time. We suffered from missing the test, and we were behind on track time. Unfortunately we weren't able to challenge for the lead today. It's been a weekend to forget. Now we need to focus on next weekend. I want to thank Delphi and the National Guard for allowing me to represent them this weekend. I just wish we could have delivered a better result."
Brent Sherman, No. 16 National Guard Delphi (Firestone Indy Lights):
"I couldn't trust the car in the first race. It was very unpredictable; under braking it was unpredictable. In race two I drove into the turns deeper with no problem. The breaking was definitely a lot better. The rear and front of the car were better as well. The car was good in race two. I'm not happy with the results though. I am comfortable with the car, and we will definitely be challenging in the upcoming road races."