Maryeve Dufault completes test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park Monday, December 4, 2006. Benicia, California. Phenom Racing Group has begun testing in earnest for the 2007 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, recently completing a test at...
Maryeve Dufault completes test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Monday, December 4, 2006. Benicia, California. Phenom Racing Group has begun testing in earnest for the 2007 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, recently completing a test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park with Sorel, Canada resident Maryeve Dufault.
Dufault , has participated in a limited racing schedule the past two seasons, competing in the Canadian Grand Prix round of the 2005 Star Mazda Championship and select Formula BMW USA events in 2006. With this limited seat time, Dufault was happy to get some off-season testing under her belt in the #92 Phenom Racing Group Molecule Mazda.
"It was a pleasure testing with Phenom Racing Group and I'm impressed with the professionalism of the organization," Dufault commented. "When I've raced in the past I've had makeshift seats that haven't fit quite right, but Phenom built a seat just for me and really took the time to get me fitted to the car properly, which helped throughout the test as I could feel what the car was doing. The coaching they provided during the test allowed me to continue to build up speed and I look forward to working with them again."
Phenom Racing Group team manager Pete Mercier offered praise to Dufault. "Maryeve did and excellent job during the test for a driver with limited driving time," Mercier explained. "She responded well to the coaching and was able to improve throughout the day."
Team Principal Michael Guasch is also optimistic for the upcoming season. "2006 marked the debut of Phenom Racing Group and the team fared well in the ultra-competitive Star Mazda Championship with team driver John Faulkner just missing out on the Masters Championship," Guasch explained. "Now with a full season behind us, and the team established, we can spend this off-season making the cars and drivers even faster."