Team G.FRO Enters Star Mazda Series for 2007 December 28, 2006 - San Clemente, California-based Team G.FRO has announced their plans to contest the 2007 Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear with a multi-car effort. Team G.FRO joins...
Team G.FRO Enters Star Mazda Series for 2007
December 28, 2006 - San Clemente, California-based Team G.FRO has announced their plans to contest the 2007 Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear with a multi-car effort.
Team G.FRO joins the Mazda series after much success in the Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 Series and Pacific F2000 Series over the past three seasons. The team compiled a total of nine victories, nine poles and twenty-five podium finishes in that span, making it an optimal time to take on a new challenge.
"We're extremely excited to be running Star Mazda this season," commented Team G.FRO owner Geoff Fickling. "We should have a strong line-up and we can't wait to get started. The Mazda series has most definitely put together an excellent series in which young drivers can not only develop their skills but gain excellent exposure as well. The prize funds are an amazing asset to complete the entire series' package, making this the leading feeder series to Champcar Atlantic and the reason we want to race here. We'll be making more announcements forthcoming as our team's components begin to shape up."
Team G.FRO leads off their Star Mazda line-up with the signing of talented driver Tyson Sy, 19, of the Philippines. Sy, who was very impressive in his test with G.FRO at Buttonwillow Raceway Park earlier this month, comes from the Asian Formula 3 Series where he finished second place in a tightly fought championship this past season.
Sy's signing with Team G.FRO holds a historical significance as well. Team G.FRO was formed in the wake of P-1 Racing, Geoff Fickling's father Bill Fickling's former Toyota Atlantic team. P-1 won two Toyota Atlantic Championships, one with the late Filipino driver Jovy Marcelo in 1991, making Sy's signing with Geoff Fickling's Team G.FRO that much more meaningful.
"It is an honor to be part of the same team that the late Jovy Marcelo drove for," said Sy. "I hope to do the team and the Philippines proud next year."
In addition to competing in Star Mazda, Team G.FRO will once again field a team in the Pacific F2000 Series in efforts to continue and develop young drivers up the open-wheel racing ladder within their team. Coming off a 2006 season in which the team had a number of talented drivers in their race seats in the Pacific series, Team G.FRO was still able to score three wins and three poles in the twelve-race championship and has their sights set on a consistent run for the championship in 2007.
More announcements will soon be made regarding Team G.FRO's driver line-up.
-credit: Team G.FRO