Mosport: Thursday test notes

Practice for Round Ten begins at Mosport International Raceway August 31, 2006. Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Championship points leader Adrian Carrio, of Monument, Colorado, topped the time sheets today in unofficial practice for Round Ten of...

Practice for Round Ten begins at Mosport International Raceway

August 31, 2006. Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Championship points leader Adrian Carrio, of Monument, Colorado, topped the time sheets today in unofficial practice for Round Ten of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, being held this weekend at Mosport International Raceway with the American Le Mans Series Labour Day Grand Prix if Mosport. Carrio, driving the #14 World Speed Motorsports Rockford Fosgate Mazda, lapped the 2.549-mile circuit in a time of 1:14.751 (118.425 MPH) to lead the field.

Ryan Justice, currently third in the championship, set the fastest time of the opening session at 1:14.855 (118.261 MPH) and lowered that time in the second session with a time of 1:14.827 (118.305 MPH) in his #38 Northwest Autosport J&M Body Shops Mazda to sit just behind Carrio with the second fastest time of the day.

After missing this race last year as he recovered from a boating accident, Mark Wilkins, a local driver from Toronto, Canada, clicked off the fastest time of the final session for day at 1:14.926 (118.149 MPH) in the #3 AIM Autosport Bluetooth Mazda as he makes his third start of the season.

Twenty-nine drivers participated in today's practice sessions including current Mosport lap record holder Dan DiLeo, who posted a time of 1:14.685 in the 2004 event. DiLeo, making his first appearance of the season in the #8 Ross Smith Racing Maxwell Paper Products Mazda, finished second in the 2004 championship and was that season's Rookie-of-the-Year.

Official practice for Round Ten of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear gets under way on Friday, September 1st at 9:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time with the first of two forty-five minute sessions on the day.

-credit: starmazda

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Mark Wilkins , Ryan Justice , Ross Smith , Adrian Carrio