Velocity Motorsports test new drivers

Velocity Motorsports tests Nick Darinzo and Rob Bunker at Carolina Motorsports Park Prospect Hill, N.C. - As the season is coming to a close the team is currently in second the Star Mazda Championship with Aussie driver James Davison. The team...

Velocity Motorsports tests Nick Darinzo and Rob Bunker at Carolina Motorsports Park

Prospect Hill, N.C. - As the season is coming to a close the team is currently in second the Star Mazda Championship with Aussie driver James Davison. The team has been contacted by several drivers interested in finishing out the season and agreements were reached with Nick Darinzo and Rob Bunker who both tested at Carolina Motorsports Park in preparation for competing at this year's Petit Lemans.

Pete Mercier - Team Engineer

"It was very refreshing to work with Nick Darinzo today at CMP. He has very little car experience and took to our Formula Mazda like a professional. He is a quick learner and applied the coaching we gave him to turn in some impressive lap times. Nick will certainly be someone to watch in the future as he makes his way into professional car racing.

Rob Bunker tested with us early in the season and it was great to have him back. He showed again that he has a good feel for the car and is learning more each time he takes to the track the track. I am looking forward to the addition of these two drivers to our arsenal for Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca."

Nick Darinzo - Star Mazda Pilot # 27 Car

"I can't say enough about how fun the whole thing was and how much experience I gained throughout the day. The car, the track, and the team were all a perfect match for me, the test was flawless. The team members were quite dedicated and worked hard the entire day, and were well- organized.

Velocity is an excellent team- they enabled me to perform at my best by giving me a well sorted-out race car, and the knowledge required to use it. I look forward to Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca.

Bob Perona - Driver coach for Rob Bunker Star Mazda Pilot # 77 Car

I felt it was a very successful test. We got through our program fine, and the main goal was to get Rob re-acclimatized to the open wheel car after racing much of the season in the stockcar. Specifically, we were working on braking and limit sensing, as those were the biggest difference between the two. I felt Rob did a great job getting back up to speed and should be ready to run up front at Road Atlanta.

The Velocity Motorsports team has returned to their North Carolina base to prepare for the final two races of the 2007 season. Many exciting plans are in place for the team in the coming future. For more information on the team, visit www.velocitymotorsports.com.

-credit: vm

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Nick Darinzo