David Ostella is about to begin a world-wide travel schedule that will see him racing in two shoot-outs, two championships, cars and karts, and three countries in the coming weeks. It all begins this Thursday at the Mosport International Raceway...
David Ostella is about to begin a world-wide travel schedule that will see him racing in two shoot-outs, two championships, cars and karts, and three countries in the coming weeks. It all begins this Thursday at the Mosport International Raceway Driver Development Track where David is one of ten drivers selected by Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Officials to participate in the Sunoco Team Ultra 94 Evaluation Day. His selection came last weekend from the Rotax Max Junior class after he claimed second in series points, the same position he finished in the Florida Winter Tour. Following a day of lessons and on-track sessions, drivers will be selected to represent the Series as members of Team Ultra 94 in next season's Bridgestone F2000 Series. The team will be announced at a dinner reception, which will surely be the final words for David and longtime tuner Mike Roth, who will then hit the highway headed to destination number two.
Through the night and into the wee hours of morning the pair will travel to New Castle, Indiana, as Friday morning brings practice for the final round of the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup Championship at New Castle Motorsports Park. David enters the Margay Nationals driven by Racersites.com National leading in outright JICA points and fighting for a championship for the third time this season. Though the complexities of WKA scoring and the ability of some to carry in regional results confuse the issue, David will at the very least be looking to have the best four-race National point total. Whatever the outcome, the Maple, Ontario, junior will have time to ponder the results on a Sunday night ride back home, and during a Monday afternoon flight to Spain, destination number three.
Most in racing circles know what lay in Valencia on the Mediterranean coast: the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana, better known as the home of Formula BMW. After completing a licensing course earlier this summer, David was selected to return to the annual Formula BMW shootout where four drivers will be chosen as Formula BMW Junior drivers, earning themselves $40,000 in series' racing credit and the opportunity to train under the comprehensive Formula BMW Education and Coaching Program. Having driven in JICA, F2000, and FBMW in three different countries and in less than a week, David will then return to Canada for a well deserved week of rest before heading to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the Snap-on Stars of Karting National final. The event will bring to an end David's very successful time as a junior racer.