RACE: World Speed Motorsports news 2008-09-29

World Speed Going to Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway This Weekend Team members working together while 2500 miles apart Part of the World Speed Motorsports team will be competing at the penultimate Star Mazda Series race at Road Atlanta, while the...

World Speed Going to Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway This Weekend
Team members working together while 2500 miles apart

Part of the World Speed Motorsports team will be competing at the penultimate Star Mazda Series race at Road Atlanta, while the balance of the team takes four drivers to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a double regional SCCA event. "We are very capable of running multiple programs at different locations. It isn't that unusual for us to be competing at three different events in the same week," stated WSM Operations Manager Mark Milazzo. "Not only are we racing in Atlanta and Monterey this weekend, but we are testing this week in Sonoma as well. The key ingredient to being able to do this is our people. I feel we have the best people in the industry."

Road Atlanta Preview:
Cumming is Expert Champion and Hacquard is Top Ten Overall

After scoring seven class wins and three class top-3 finishes in the #16 World Speed Motorsports / Inviro Medical Mazda Chris Cumming has secured the 2008 Star Mazda Expert Championship. Cumming is 11th in the overall series championship heading into Atlanta.

Taylor Hacquard who is in his rookie season, and who has run in the top 10 much of the season, is currently 9th in the overall championship. "As the season is drawing to a close, my goals are to build more knowledge, and more experience, to benefit me for 2009," said Hacquard.

Round 11 of the 2008 Star Mazda Championship will take place at the ALMS Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta on October 3. The season finale is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 18.

Mazda Raceway SCCA Double Regional Preview:
As usual WSM Mazdas lead the championship, and also the car counts

35 cars are entered in this weekend's double regional race event at Mazda Raceway. As has been historically the case the race group is made up mostly of various types of Mazda powered open wheel racers. Pro Formula Mazdas, Standard Formula Mazdas, and FSCCA cars powered by Mazda's MZR engine make up 21 of the cars in the field.

World Speed Motorsports is headed down to the event with drivers Renny Damon, Vince Gaddini, Kevin Woods, and Sean Prewett. The race is not a points paying event for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge but is a great time to get additional track time on Mazda Raceway.

Four of the top five drivers in the SFR Formula Atlantic Regional championship points are World Speed drivers including points leader Sean Prewett. 12 of the 16 cars that have run this season in the SFR FA championship are Pro Formula Mazdas, and 10 of them out of the WSM stable.

-credit: wsm

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Series SCCA , Pro Mazda
Drivers Chris Cumming , Taylor Hacquard