Sears Point: Goodyear Racing race notes

DONOSO, HINCHCLIFF WIN STAR MAZDA RACES AT INFINEON SONOMA, Calif. (July 18, 2005) -- Pablo Donoso and James Hinchcliffe split the weekend doubleheader for the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear racers at...

DONOSO, HINCHCLIFF WIN STAR MAZDA RACES AT INFINEON

SONOMA, Calif. (July 18, 2005) -- Pablo Donoso and James Hinchcliffe split the weekend doubleheader for the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear racers at Infineon Raceway.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for Star Mazda racing. The bias-ply tires are specifically designed for Star Mazda competition. The series features high-tech, open wheel race cars with rules that put the emphasis on driver ability.

Donoso, driving for Anderson Walko Racing, won the first race of the weekend by leading every lap. He also set a track record in Sunday's qualifying, touring the 2.53-mile track at an average speed of 102.429 mph.

Marco Andretti, the latest in the line of drivers in the famous racing family, finished second Saturday. Hinchcliffe was third.

Sunday, Hinchcliffe collected the first Star Mazda victory of his career. Raphael Matos was second and Donoso took third.

The long racing weekend ended with Matos atop the standings with 277 points. Robbie Pecorari is next with 241.

Sunday's race was the seventh of the season for the popular Star Mazda series and marked the beginning of the second half of the 2005 schedule. The next race will be at Portland International Raceway.

-goodyear-

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Marco Andretti , Robbie Pecorari , Pablo Donoso