Free Pro Formula Mazda Test and Race Weekend for Bondurant Champion
New race series offers high value prize for inaugural championship
The champion will win a test day, and double header race weekend in the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge series in a Pro Formula Mazda prepared by World Speed Motorsports. The runner up will receive a test day in a Pro FM. “World Speed Motorsports is pleased to partner with Bondurant and provide their top drivers with a chance to test and race in a Pro FM. We have had a great relationship with the school and many of its instructors and graduates over the years, and we are looking forward to partnering in a variety of ways,” stated World Speed President Telo Stewart.
The Pro Formula Mazda is the same car used in the Star Mazda presented by Goodyear championship, and has been a significant stepping stone to the professional ranks. “World Speed has transitioned many drivers from the Standard Formula Mazda into the Pro Formula Mazda over the years. It’s a big step, but a step that I’m sure the Bondurant drivers are itching to fight for. I’m looking forward to following the Bondurant racing series this season, and helping a couple of the top dogs make the transition,” added World Speed Operations Manager Mark Milazzo.
The Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge is a regional Star Mazda Series sanctioned by NASA. “Partnering with Bondurant’s racing series gives all of our regions a place to send prospective drivers to train in the art of racecraft,” noted MFMC Series Official Ben Hettema. “Our series is very competitive and the Bondurant champion will have his hands full battling our stable of Pro FM veterans. It should be a great learning experience, especially having the opportunity to work with World Speed.”
The Bondurant Championship Race Series begins this September for the 2009-2010 race season and includes 18 races over nine weekends utilizing three different tracks at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz.
Drivers will be competing in one of Bondurant’s newly acquired, purpose-built Standard Formula Mazda race cars each weekend, participating in Friday testing rounds followed by qualifying and racing on Saturday and Sunday. The race cars are powered by 13B Mazda rotary engines and equipped with proper Goodyear racing slicks and 4-speed Hewland gearboxes.