The Ladder 2013

The Ladder 2013 is a yearbook chronicling the USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights season.

Motorsports photographer Ron Bijlsma and writer Tony DiZinno have paired up to produce a yearbook entitled “The Ladder.”

The book presents and illustrates stories from the ladder series of American open wheel racing, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and the USF2000 racing series.

Using Kickstarter to get their project printed, the pair hope to give the drivers, teams and sponsors of these three great feeder series more limelight than they would usually receive.

The book, expected to feature more than 300 pages of highlights from the season with over 900 full colour images, will give fans, drivers, team owners and sponsors alike the ability to review their seasons in a high quality printed product.

“In this recap, we look at the Firestone Indy Lights Series, Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the USF2000 National Championship Presented by Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda seasons,” the duo said in a press release.

The Ladder 2013 book preview
The Ladder 2013 book preview

Photo by: Ron Bijlsma

“The three divisions are all part of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, where graduates from all three series have eventually gone on to race in the IndyCar Series, the top level of open wheel racing in North America. For drivers, teams, media, sponsors and fans alike, this book will serve as an invaluable resource that provides unmatched, comprehensive coverage on the entire 2013 season.”

The pair attended 28 race weekends and more then 40 races all over the contintent to produce this work.

“Between March and October, the two of us traveled around the U.S. and Canada to a wide variety of circuits. Ovals such as the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Milwaukee Mile were joined by classic road courses such as Sebring International Raceway and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the brand, spanking new Circuit of the Americas in Austin and diverse street circuits in St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Toronto, Baltimore and more,” they said.

Bijlsma and DiZinno are looking for your support over at their Kickstarter project.

Visit this link to see more from the Ladder 2013, and to pledge to this great project.

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