AIM Autosport Fielding Three Cars in Star Mazda Championship
Newcomer Zack Meyer Joining Returnees Walt Bowlin and Larry Pegram
Woodbridge, Ont. (March 23, 2011) — AIM Autosport is pleased to announce that it will enter three cars in the 2011 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. AIM will field cars for Championship Class driver, Zack Meyer, and Expert Class drivers, Walt Bowlin and Larry Pegram.
Zack, an eighteen-year-old Torontonian, is a graduate of karting and is fresh off taking the shifter kart championship in the Florida Winter Tour. He made his Star Mazda debut last year at Mosport International Raceway, a one-off race with AIM. He is used to winning, but faces a steep learning curve this year as he adapts to cars. Zack will drive a silver and blue car sporting #66.
Both Walt and Larry raced with AIM in the Star Mazda series last year as their schedules permitted and the will continue that relationship this year.
Walt, who drove in the Masters Class last year, will join his friend Larry in the Expert Class after the merging of those groups this year. He will drive #23, a white and red car sponsored by Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery.
Larry is an AMA Superbike rider who began competing in Star Mazda last season following a little coaxing from Walt. Larry will drive #72, a white and blue car sponsored by Foremost Insurance Group and Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery.
Walt and Larry will compete at the season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the following race at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala. They will then bow out as the series hosts a string of events on oval tracks and rejoin for selected races later in the season.
The Star Mazda Championship begins its 2011 season in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 25–26. Two practice sessions on the 25th will allow drivers to familiarize themselves with the street circuit before qualifying and racing on the 26th. The race, a 60-minute timed run, is scheduled to begin at 4:10 pm.