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AIM Autosport on track for remainder of 2008 Star Mazda schedule John Edwards confirmed for rest of the season in the No. 7 car Woodbridge, Ontario (June 2, 2008): With the next race in the Star Mazda Series presented by Goodyear on tap this ...

AIM Autosport on track for remainder of 2008 Star Mazda schedule
John Edwards confirmed for rest of the season in the No. 7 car

Woodbridge, Ontario (June 2, 2008): With the next race in the Star Mazda Series presented by Goodyear on tap this weekend at Watkins Glen, AIM Autosport (AIM) is happy to announce they have reached an agreement with John Edwards for the remainder of the championship season.

An earlier agreement between AIM and Edwards dealt with individual race events but following his dominant win at Miller Motorsport Park in Utah last month, Edwards made the decision to run the rest of the series and take a shot at the championship.

"We came into the series having missed one race so we wanted to gauge our chances at Miller" John commented. "Keith (Willis) and AIM showed up at Miller with a great car and we really clicked as a team to take that win. That really helped me make the decision to open discussions with AIM to take a serious run at the championship."

AIM Autosport's Star Mazda team manager Keith Willis is very pleased with the opportunity to have a championship contender in the No. 7 Formula Mazda.

"John proved at Miller that he has the talent to put us out front and we saw this as our chance to have a very successful season in the series. We started negotiations immediately after the race at Miller and began to prepare the car for the next race at Watkins Glen June 6 and 7." He continued, "This is a good fit for both John and AIM and we have established a good rapport between driver and crew that will prove itself on the track."

Practice and qualifying for this weekend at Watkins Glen take place on Friday, June 6 with the race starting at 9:05 a.m. (ET) on Saturday (7th). This race will be broadcast (tape delay) on SPEED TV, June 21 at 11:00 a.m (ET). The team will then have just over a month off before the double-header in Portland, Oregon July 26 and 27.

-credit: aimautosport.com

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