Utah: World Speed Motorsports Friday notes

Carrio Fast as Usual Salt Lake,City July 15th, 2006 -- Round six of the Star Mazda Series is taking place this weekend at the new Miller Motorsports Park facility. Adrian Carrio, driving the ...

Carrio Fast as Usual

Salt Lake,City July 15th, 2006 -- Round six of the Star Mazda Series is taking place this weekend at the new Miller Motorsports Park facility. Adrian Carrio, driving the #14 Rockford Fosgate World Speed Motorsports Mazda, clocked the second fastest time of the session at 2:36.465 (103.538 MPH), only a couple of hundredths off of Apex Racing's Michael Potekhen.

"My crew at World Speed Motorsports have been working hard all weekend to find those extra hundredths we need to get out front," Carrio said. "I'm looking forward to qualifying this afternoon and the race for the pole position."

This weekend's Utah Grand Prix marks the first automotive race in history at the new state-of-the- art, 4.5-mile, 24-turn Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, near Salt Lake City. The Miller Motorsports Park complex, developed by Larry H. Miller, actually features two road-racing facilities -- a 2.3-mile East track and the 2.2-mile West course. When combined for major events such as the inaugural Star Series event, the full track layout includes a 3,500-foot front straightaway. Miller Motorsports Park is the longest road-racing facility in North America, outdistancing Road America's 4.048-mile facility.

Thirty-three drivers are expected to participate in this afternoon's forty-five minute qualifying session, scheduled to begin at 5:15 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

Russell Pro Series Update - July 8th- 9th

It was another successful double header race weekend with 15 Pro Formula Mazdas lined up in the NASCAR garages at Infineon Raceway. In Saturday's race Chris Cumming finished third, Jim Mashburn took second, and Ze'ev Drori took the victory for the first time in the 2006 Russell Pro Series season.

On Sunday Jim Mashburn stepped it up a notch and took the win with Larry Scnhur a close second, and Chad Laurendeau rounding out the podium in only his second race weekend. The next Russell Pro Series event is August 19-20.

-World Speed Motorsports

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Michael Potekhen , Adrian Carrio , Chris Cumming