Houston: Velocity Motorsports race notes

JAMES DAVISON NOW THIRD IN POINTS HOUSTON, TX - Velocity Motorsports driver James Davison, 20, of Melbourne, Australia finished in the Top Ten in round two of the Star Mazda Series Championship on the street circuit for the Grand Prix...

JAMES DAVISON NOW THIRD IN POINTS

HOUSTON, TX - Velocity Motorsports driver James Davison, 20, of Melbourne, Australia finished in the Top Ten in round two of the Star Mazda Series Championship on the street circuit for the Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park, finishing sixth in the race after moving up two positions from his starting position.

Davison set the third-fastest lap of the race, and he is now in third place in the series championship points.

Jaime Morrow, 26, of London, England set the sixth-fastest lap of the race, and moved up one positions from his qualifying positing to finish in tenth-place.

Price Cobb is Director of Race Operations for the Prospect Hill, NC based Velocity Motorsports. Cobb said, "We are pleased that the team maintained a Top Ten finish, gained positions from qualifying, and moved up to third overall in the championship points. "Certainly we could have had a better weekend - with hopes for the pole and the podium - but at the end of the day I was quite impressed with our drivers as they faced every imaginable hardship that a race weekend might offer."

Jay Wentz, a principal of Velocity Motorsports said, "Despite many setbacks during the race weekend, the Velocity team once again rose to the occasion to prove itself a championship caliber team." Wentz said the team worked until early in the morning to make sure there was no stone left unturned in the preparation of the cars, adding "the drivers also did an outstanding job despite losing some very precious practice time and a terrible qualifying session." Wentz was happy the drivers brought both cars home with no damage while both moving up several positions, and added, "Now it's on to VIR where we expect a very good showing after testing there successfully and recently."

James Davison is a rising star in motor racing, demonstrating clear championship character both on and off the track. He is the son of Jon Davison, a racer and track promoter in Australia; and he is the grandson of the late Australian racing legend Lex Davison, a four-time champion of the Australian Grand Prix.

Jamie Morrow is an English racing star and a test driver for Bentley Motors. He has won several open-wheel races in England and Europe, and the Star Mazda Championship is his debut American series contest.

Velocity Motorsports will field three cars at the next series event at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia next week, April 26-28. John Faulkner will drive the third car.

-credit: vm

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers John Faulkner , Price Cobb , James Davison