World Speed Motorsports has been spending 2012 racing in as many venues and events as possible providing their development drivers with a ton of valuable experience. “So far this season we have competed in 3 different SCCA regions, the Star Mazda Series, and the Formula Car Challenge,” noted Team Manager John Olsen. “Racing in all of these different series concurrently allows our drivers to get three years worth of experience in one season.”
Kyle Kaiser,who is competing in a Pro Formula Mazda with World Speed, has won multiple SCCA races in the PFM this season and is currently the points leader in the class in the Formula Car Challenge. Kaiser has won 4 races so far this season, and has podiumed in 7 out of 10 races. The team is planning to enter Kaiser in the 2013 Star Mazda Championship, and recently entered him in the Star Mazda double header at Mazda Raceway.
Kaiser qualified 8th for race one, and set the fourth fastest lap in race two. “Kyle did a great job of showing his speed and that he can run in this field. Hedefinitelylearned some lessons too, but all and all he proved he belongs here and we are all really looking forward to next season,” stated WSM Team Owner Telo Stewart.
The FCC presented by Goodyear National Championships took place in August during the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The National Championships were decided based on the sum of points from two races, as well as a point for the fast qualifier and a point for fast race lap in each class. This was the first time that the National Championships were decided in Sonoma. At the end of the weekend FCC presented by Goodyear rookie Michael Whelden had scored the highest as was crowned 2012 FCC presented by Goodyear FS2.0 National Champion.
There are some other notable WSM successes for this season. Renny Damon is leading the FS class in the SFR and CalClub regions of the SCCA. Vince Gaddini is currently in second place in both regions in the Formula Atlantic class. Frank McCormick, who has been racing with World Speed for two decades, is currently in third place in the Formula Atlantic class in the SFR Region of the SCCA.
There is still a lot of racing planned for 2012, including participating in the FCC presented by Goodyear Winter Series, and a few more SCCA races before a final tally of trophies and championships can be made. “We are proud of all of our drivers this season. Every one of them has specific goals and they are all working hard to reach them,” added Stewart. “That is a great part of what we do, and is the real highlight for our team each season.”