Michael Self tests with World Speed Motorsports

Michael Self Completes First Professional Race Team Test 16 Year Old WSM Rising Star Award Winner Impresses Team Michael Self, who is scheduled to race in 2008 with Skip Barber, got a taste of what could very well be his 2009 or 2010 race car...

Michael Self Completes First Professional Race Team Test
16 Year Old WSM Rising Star Award Winner Impresses Team

Michael Self, who is scheduled to race in 2008 with Skip Barber, got a taste of what could very well be his 2009 or 2010 race car a little earlier than he probably expected. The 16 year old karting prodigy from Utah took advantage of his free Pro Formula Mazda test with World Speed Motorsports today at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.

"This was a great test day overall, and I couldn't be more pleased. World Speed Motorsports is an amazing group to work with," stated Self. Self was chosen for the Skip Barber scholarship award and World Speed test by a panel of judges, including Champ Car driver Justin Wilson who witnessed his amazing display of driving at the 2007 Champ Car ROTAX Grand Nationals.

"We are blown away by the amount of support Mazda has brought to the North American racing community," stated World Speed Motorsports Operations Manager Mark Milazzo. "Finally there is a solid ladder system that will take a talented racer from karting all the way to Champ Cars. Michael did an unbelievable job today, and we hope we were able to get him pumped for next season. It was obvious to us right away why he was chosen as the Skip Barber scholarship winner."

-credit: wsm

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