Canadian teenager David Ostella has departed for the second round of the Star Mazda Championship in a very positive frame of mind. After a debut riddled with problems at Sebring in March, Ostella and his AIM Autosports Team are looking for much ...
Canadian teenager David Ostella has departed for the second round of the Star Mazda Championship in a very positive frame of mind. After a debut riddled with problems at Sebring in March, Ostella and his AIM Autosports Team are looking for much better results this weekend at Virginia International Raceway. The Star Mazda Championship will race in support of the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, with the green flag set to wave Sunday at 1pm.
"We tested there recently and the test went very well," Ostella said prior to departing for Danville, Virgina. "I was forced to leave early in order to catch a plane, but I was not far off on the clock and happy with the results."
Ostella is also enjoying the scheduling of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear as it offers multiple sessions leading up to a race event. "I love the way the schedule is this year compared to last year in FBMW," he said. "This year we have so much track time that it's almost overwhelming. Last year it seemed it was always one practice, one qualifying, and a race. This year I like it a lot better."
Heading toward round two this weekend the Star Mazda competitors will have three sessions during a Promoter Day on Thursday, two Official practice sessions Friday, a single qualifying session Saturday morning and a warm-up Sunday before race two at 1pm. Ostella loves the track time, and at VIR he also enjoys the layout.
"It's an awesome track to drive the car on," he said after his recent test. "There is a lot of elevation change over the course of a lap and great corners. I'm really looking forward to getting back there, and to racing the second event of the championship this weekend."