Driver News: Matt Ostiguy – LAKC Report
PSL SoCal driver finishes in the top 10 in the TaG Senior class with a CRG/Leopard package
This past Sunday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in his first TaG Senior race this season in the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series at the CalSpeed Kart Track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.
Matt started off the morning by qualifying in the 5th position and showed some promising speed before the heat race and main event. In the heat race, Matt was able to get into the fourth position after turn one and held that spot for most of the race until he was passed with only a few laps to go and ended up finishing in 5th.
In the main event, Matt once again gained a spot at the start and a race long battle began with the driver behind. After multiple bump and run attempts by the driver in fifth, Matt lost the 4th position but attempted an aggressive move only a few corners later to regain the spot. During the passing attempt contact was made when the other kart turned into Matt and caused the karts to lock wheels. While the other kart DNF’d, Matt was able to break free and bring the kart home in 10th place.
“I was really hoping for at least a top 5 finish today being the first time racing in the TaG Senior class with a Leopard engine and a great CRG chassis, but after the other karter made contact it just wasn’t possible. I look forward to next month and a better finish, especially with the great CRG/Leopard packages that Francois Doran and PSL SoCal set-up for me.”
Matt Ostiguy has completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, CA and is now a graduate student at the same school for his Masters in ME.
GATORZ Eyewear has 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.
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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).
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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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