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USF3: Circuit Saint-Crox preview

Chicago, IL--- As the United States Formula Three Championship Powered by Volkswagen prepares itself for rounds five and six at Circuit Saint-Croix in Quebec, Canada, it seems now is a good time to look at just what this new series has to ...

Chicago, IL--- As the United States Formula Three Championship Powered by Volkswagen prepares itself for rounds five and six at Circuit Saint-Croix in Quebec, Canada, it seems now is a good time to look at just what this new series has to offer.

Keith Duesenberg of Denver, CO., the head of the Duesenberg Brothers Racing sponsored by Western Union, believes that with all the positive interests and remarks he has received from drivers, teams and sponsors all over the world, that this series will be here for a long time, and will be accepted throughout the United States and the world.

Duesenberg went on to say "I have received confirmation and inquires from other drivers in open wheeled series that are looking at possible opportunities next year. I see the series gaining acceptance worldwide and drivers form Europe and other parts of the world coming over here to participate in the series because of the exposure they will get here. The USF3 is a great stepping-stone to other series, for us it offers a lot for the drivers and for the teams who are looking to mature. I definitely see the series continuing to grow and Duesenberg Brothers/Western Union team to grow with it, I plan on using it as an ability to bring up drivers through the ranks, I would love to be able to develop drivers through this series, and bring them to the point where we can go to the Indianapolis 500." Duesenberg's current driver is Adam Andretti. Adam is the brother of John, nephew of Mario, cousin of Michael. He drives the Duesenberg Brothers Racing/Western Union Dallara F300. George Frazier of Louisville, KY., driver of the Arcadia Motorsports Dallara F300, is also an avid supporter of the USF3 concept. Frazier says, "These are the best cars I ever raced. They are fantastic. They are very nimble. This series brings American racing inline with the rest of the world as a way to reach Formula 1. Everybody in Formula 1 and almost everybody in CART drove Formula Three. That is the reason these cars are the best." Euro International prepares the Frazier car.

Teddy Pilette of Brussels, Belgium, a former Formula 1 driver and two-time European Formula 5000 champion, is also a staunch believer in Formula 3 in America. "USF3 is the exact formula America needs." Pilette runs a Dallara F399 in the American series. He has also run his own team in the prominent German championship the past two seasons. "U.S. Formula 3 will grow for sure." Given all the positive enthusiasm from at home and abroad it seems that the USF3 is on the right track in making this a successful series, providing excitement and opportunities for both the teams and the sponsors.

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Series F3
Drivers Adam Andretti , Teddy Pilette