Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires
|Circuit of the Americas||w/ Grand-Am|
|Mar 23-24||Streets of St. Petersburg||w/ IndyCar|
|May 25||Lucas Oil Raceway||w/ USAC|
|Jun 15||The Milwaukee Mile||w/ IndyCar|
|Jul 13-14||Streets of Toronto||w/ IndyCar|
|Jul 20-21||Canadian Tire Motorsports Park||w/ ALMS|
|Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||w/ IndyCar|
|Aug 10-11||Circuit Trois-Rivieres||w/ NASCAR Canada|
|Reliant Park Houston||w/ IndyCar|
Spencer Pigot Finishes Second in Strong Pro Mazda Debut at COTA
MARCH 3, 2013
American open-wheel rising star Spencer Pigot produced an impressive performance to finish second on his debut in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Circuit of the Americas on Friday afternoon. His hopes of another strong finish in Saturday's Race 2 were unfortunately scuppered when he was taken out in a multi-car accident at the first corner, but the 19-year-old from Orlando, Fla., still took a lot of positives from the weekend.
"It was great to finish on the podium in my first Pro Mazda race," said Pigot, who also set the fastest lap of the entire weekend, 2m02.618s, during practice on Friday morning. "The team did a great job and the whole facility here at Circuit of The Americas is just fantastic. It was pretty cool to step out onto the podium of a proper Formula 1 track."
Team Pelfrey Signs Spencer Pigot to Begin Pro Mazda Championship Defense
JANUARY 10, 2013
After winning both the drivers' championship and the coveted teams' championship - for the second successive year - during a stellar 2012 campaign, Team Pelfrey today laid out its plan for continued success by confirming that rising American star Spencer Pigot will spearhead its attack on this year's Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
The signing represents a natural progression for Pigot, who caught the eye of team owner Dale Pelfrey during his initial season of professional racing in 2011 and served as a Team Pelfrey Development Driver last year. The 19-year-old from Orlando, Fla., finished a close second in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, winning eight of the 14 races while driving for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.
Blog Post: 2013 Pro Mazda Season Now Underway
May 11, 2013
After a long off-season we're finally back racing! All of the guys at Team Pelfrey were hard at work during the break, repairing, repainting and preparing the cars and now it's time for the drivers to get everything dirty again. We got started a few weeks ago at the new Circuit Of The Americas Formula One track in Austin, Texas. Wow, what a place! It's an amazing facility with an even better racetrack. The team and I were out there for over a week because there was a series test before the official race weekend started.
We made progress throughout the test sessions; we hadn't done as much testing as the other teams so we started out a bit behind. By the first official practice of the weekend I was fastest with a 2:06.6s which ended up being the quickest lap out of any Pro Mazda session all weekend. Only about 30 seconds slower than Sebastian Vettel's F1 pole lap! Qualifying was extremely close, the top four were within 0.08s! I was third, I know we could have been on pole but as the other series laid down more rubber it changed the balance of our car and we had a bit too much oversteer. The start turned out to be a bit of a mess with the green flag waving before we arrived in the “zone” where it was supposed to wave. This made things interesting, it didn't work out great for me and I left turn one in 7th. The car was great and by the end of the race I had worked my way up to 2nd and with a few more laps I could have won. It was a really good way to start the season! I started 2nd for race two and unfortunately it only lasted a few seconds as I was hit from behind in turn one. It damaged my car too much to continue.
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Pro Madza Latest Results:
Event #1 - Circuit of the Americas
Race 1: Qual - 3rd / Finish - 2nd
Race 2: Qual - 2nd / Finish - DNF
Event #2 - Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida
Race 1: Qual - 4th / Finish - 4th
Race 2: Qual - 6th / Finish - 4th