Mantella Autosport showcased great speed and excellent pit stops at Laguna.
I have to hand it to the Mantella Autosport team for doing an outstanding job at Laguna. We had some electrical issues which hurt us through practice and qualifying but the guys did a great job getting to the bottom of it and getting the issues resolved before the race. The guys executed great pit stops all day long and helped us pick up some spots.
We had an excellent car in the race. The balance of the car was fantastic and we were able to run strong laps throughout. We received a penalty for exiting the pit lane while it was closed which set us back but we were able to stay on the lead lap and capitalize on a yellow to get us back to the field. I charged hard to get back to P8 and was pushing very hard to try for a top 5 in the closing laps when contact took us out of contention. It was certainly not the result we were looking for but we can take away many positives as we head to Limerock next week.
See more in the post race recap below.