Driver News: Matt Ostiguy – PSL SoCal GATORZ Sponsored Driver on the Podium
PSL SoCal driver finishes in 2nd Place in the official Rotax Max Challenge series for So. CA
This past Saturday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in his first race of the season in the Rotax Senior class at the Tri-C Karters event – the official United States Rotax Max Challenge (USRMC) series for Southern California (CalSpeed Kart Track – Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, CA).
Matt qualified 3rd and finished in same spot after the first heat race. He was able to move up a position in the second heat race and finished in second place. Matt was ready for the final race and started in the front row. He lost a position at the start of the race, but was able to gain it back finishing in 2nd place and on the podium for his first race of the 2013 season.
“It felt really good to put the helmet back on and get back on the race track. I haven’t raced since last August at the U.S. Nationals in South Bend, Indiana.” – Matt said.
GATORZ Eyewear just signed Matt for the 2013 racing season as an official Ambassador and sponsorship: “We are excited to have Matt Ostiguy Racing back with Gatorz for 2013. Matt’s enthusiasm and professionalism are the exact traits we strive for in an ambassador representing our brand. Matt’s hard work and dedication has given Gatorz additional exposure in the Motorsports arena and we look forward to working with him in the year ahead.”
“I am excited to continue my sponsorship with GATORZ for the 2013 racing season. This will be my seventh year that I have had a relationship with this great brand and products and I can tell you there isn’t a better variety of very cool and unique styles of sunglasses, including in both metal (aluminum) and plastic frames – than GATORZ!” – commented Matt.
GATORZ is also offering a special 25% discount for all sunglasses purchased online at (http://www.gatorz.com) by simply entering the coupon code: MATT2013 (all caps).
Matt Ostiguy is the 2010 and 2009 Gatorz Eyewear Golden State Karting Cup DD2 Rotax Champion and the 2008 and 2007 Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series Senior Rotax Vice-Champion. Also, in 2011, Matt had an impressive car racing debut in an LMP – Le Mans Prototype Radical sports car finishing on the podium at the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California with JBR Motorsports.
Matt is able to compete at this level thanks to Francois Doran – PSL SoCal Karting (http://www.pslsocal.com/) and his sponsors, including: Alpinestars (http://www.alpinestars.com), Bell Helmets (http://www.bellracing.com), and GATORZ (http://www.gatorz.com).
For the latest news on Matt Ostiguy, go to his web-site: http://www.MattOstiguy.com/ or follow him on facebook at: (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Matt-Ostiguy-Racing/110966862266265
About Matt Ostiguy:
Matt has raced karts for the last 10 years, since he was 13 years old, starting at F1 Boston and F1 Outdoors in New England. After winning several Junior Karting Championships and his team earning the Vice-championship in the GT Pro Class in the (6 hour) Endurance Karting Championship on the East Coast, he relocated back to San Diego, where he was born. His team also participated in several 24 Hours of America Endurance Kart races at the Palm Beach International Raceway (formerly the Moroso Motorsports Park). He was also invited to participate on the USA Team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans kart race in France in 2007, finishing an impressive 5th place against some of the top teams in Europe, including the Honda Factory team.
He was the Vice-champion in the Los Angeles Karting Championships in the Rotax Senior class in 2007 and 2008 and he won the Championship in the Gatorz Eyewear Golden State Karting Cup in the Rotax DD2 class in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he had an impressive car racing debut, finishing on the podium in second and third place in his first ever Radical Unlimited Le Mans Prototype sports car races with JBR Motorsports in the Radical Challenge at the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA.
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