World Speed Motorsports racing news 2009-06-15

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World Speed Working Hard Leading into the Dog Days of Summer 5 straight weeks of racing and testing The World Speed Motorsports team is hard at work as they head into the summer this weekend. "The upcoming race weekends will be as hot...

World Speed Working Hard Leading into the Dog Days of Summer 5 straight weeks of racing and testing

The World Speed Motorsports team is hard at work as they head into the summer this weekend. "The upcoming race weekends will be as hot and steamy as a romance novel, people in our party gonna be hot hot hot!" stated World Speed Parts Manager Ben Hettema.

The very first weekend of the month Renny Damon and Vince Gaddini were loaded into the transporter headed to Nevada's Reno Fernley Raceway for the SCCA Double National. Both drivers podiumed in both races, and Gaddini won the first race. Gaddini is currently leading the SFR Regional FA Championship and Damon is in second place in the FS Regional division.

As soon as the team got home from Reno they started getting the cars of Frank Cusack, Sean Prewett, and Max Maxedon ready for the June 9th-11th test days at Infineon Raceway. All three drivers were out testing in preparation for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge race weekend at the end of the month.

This upcoming weekend is the NASCAR event at Infineon Raceway, and so the team is loading up and heading out of town to make room for the big show. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has 36 races this season, and their visit to Infineon Raceway is one of only two times this season that the Cars of Tomorrow will be competing on a road course. World Speed is heading down to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge three day event for Standard Formula Mazdas. The race is being run inside of SCCA's Group 2 and there are over a dozen Standard FM racers already entered. The weekend will not count towards the Pro Formula Mazda class championship, but that doesn't seem to keep the Pro Mazdas from coming out for this event. World Speed will be bringing Renny Damon, Vince Gaddini, and Frank McCormick. Les and Brad Oldenbrook are registered in their Pro Formula Mazdas for the race as well.

The next points race for the Pro Formula Mazdas will take place the last weekend of June at Infineon Raceway. A dozen Pro Formula Mazdas are expected and an equal amount of F2000 cars are sure to come out for the very first time that the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Series has partnered with the Pacific F2000 Series. "We have worked with the management of the series in the past and they are great to work with," mentioned World Speed president Telo Stewart. "We are looking to partner with them on one more event in 2009 and, of course, they will be a possible partner for upcoming seasons."

The team is not taking a breather after the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Double Header June 27th-28th. As soon as they finish Sunday's race they need to get packed up so that they can get to Portland International Raceway for the July 4th weekend for the SCCA Double National.

-credit: wsm

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Series OPENWHEEL , ROADRACING , SCCA