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News and Views on Drivers Chasing Open-Wheel Stardom

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by Ryan Stringfield
Posted June 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm linkage

Richard Antinucci tried his hand at Daytona Prototypes this weekend in the #47 Doran Racing car….only to see his hopes go up in flames along with the car in the boot section of Watkins Glen. Antinucci, who is currently leading the Indy Lights points chase, is the nephew of former F1/Indy Car driver Eddie Cheever.

Atlantic Championship driver, Jonathan Bomarito was also trying to fill his empty weekend by driving a sports car. Bomarito, in a GT class entry, teamed up with Jameson Riley and Craig Stone in the Racer’s Edge Mazda RX-8. The trio had a difficult weekend and brought the car home in the 35th spot overall.

In 2005, Super Kart Illustrated named ICA driver Cole Whitt the year’s Rising Star. Over the weekend, Cole proved them right by becoming the youngest driver (in the series 53 year history) to win a USAC national on dirt. At the time of the win, the former Italian Motors driver, was 16 years, 11 months, and 13 days.

David Jurca, student athlete, has teamed up with Pignataro Volkswagen to offer race fans an exciting opportunity. Pignataro customers will compete at an indoor karting track, with several prizes available including the opportunity to be a guest of Jurca’s at the Portland stop of the TDI Cup. David will be on hand to talk with race fans and offer tips for aspiring drivers. The Portland event will be as close to a home track stop as possible for the Federal Way, Washington driver.

Apparently Danica Patrick will finally get her F1 Test with Honda later this year. Stay Tuned.

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