World Speed Motorsports is testing six Pro Formula Mazdas at Infineon Raceway today while at the same time setting up shop at Road America in preparation for this weekend’s Generac 500 ALMS event. Today’s test drivers are preparing for the penultimate Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge weekend and include Michael Gesser, Frank Cusack, Kevin Woods, Sean Prewett, Stan Kohls, and Andy Brown.
Next week the team will be testing at Infineon on the 13th, while setting up for round seven of the Star Mazda Championship presented Goodyear which is taking place at Trois Rivieres in Quebec Canada. “This is always a great event,” stated Team Owner Telo Stewart. “The Canadians really love open wheel racing and they show up in hordes to see our series, and of course the Atlantic series which has been running there since the 70’s.” The World Speed drivers who will be racing at these events are Taylor Hacquard and Expert Championship points leader Chris Cumming. Eric Freiberg who ran the first few events with the team has had to put this season on hold as some important sponsorship deals fizzled out early in the season. “We are bummed to lose Eric as he was fun to work with,” said Operations Manager Mark Milazzo. “Unfortunately this kind of thing is happening in many forms of racing during this economic crunch.”
The fun continues to happen in Canada during the third week of the stint as the team heads to Mosport International Raceway to contend round eight of the Star Series. The American LeMans Series Grand Prix of Mosport is also always well attended, and World Speed still holds the Pro Formula Mazda track record at this track.
From there the team heads back to Infineon Raceway to participate in rounds eight and nine of the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge. There are 45 cars expected to be there for the event and World Speed will be running ten of them. “The Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge competitors are as serious about the sport as any professional racer,” Series Official Ben Hettema emphatically stated. “Every race they go face to face, out in the heat, and rise up to the challenge of their rivals.”