Andre Castro seems to have found his speed behind the wheel of the #19 Marotti / Legacy Autosport USF2000 car at the 1.8 mile 14 turn street course in downtown ST Petersburg Florida. Working his way up the field to find a 10th place finish in race 1 and 8th place finish in race 2.
“I think the team unloaded the truck with a great car from the very beginning, as the balance was always in a good window and we didn’t make huge changes. It was mainly my own confidence I was working on through the weekend, as I worked up to speed slowly but surely. Alex Barron was a tremendous help in analyzing my driving and pointing out areas in which I could improve, which was vital in us climbing the order and scoring two top-tens.” said Castro
“I raced at St. Pete in USF2000 four years ago, in which I claimed one top-ten finish, but the rest of the weekend was miserable; I dealt with a flu and unfortunately crashed multiple times. Being older and being able to learn from that experience helped me to push the limits safely this weekend, and overall claim my best USF2000 result so far.”
“So far, we haven’t confirmed Indy on our schedule yet, but if we go, I am truly excited to see what we have, as the team and I did well there in the 2018 Chris Griffis Test. I have hundreds of laps around there but have never raced, so I’minterested to see how we will fare. We also seem to have hit on a reliable and fast setup going forward which should allow us to climb up the grid even further than we already have.” Said Castro
Louis Michael Meyer (Owner of Legacy Autosport) said “Andre showed what a great talent he is with the 2 top 10 finishes and pace to be up front. With this program coming together extremely late and not being able to test we have made huge gains and I feel Andre can race for podiums at the Indy GP.”
“Unfortunately, we were not able to run Simon Sikes at St. Pete due to an unforeseen delay with a few marketing partners but Will Marotti of Marotti Autosport is working tirelessly to make sure Simon and Andre are at Indy GP to showcase their talent.” said Meyer
With Castro now confident of his fast car, it will be exciting to watch the addition of teammate Simon Sikes to the mix as the two duel it out for the podium at the upcoming rounds 5, 6 and 7 at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit, May 13-15.