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Sorry for the delay in posting news, I was out of town last week. There has been quite a bit of news, so I’ll do my best to recap most of it… Here is your November edition of “Linkage”.

The Star Mazda series has a new team for 2009; Juncos Racing. The new team will field three cars including two series newcomers: fifteen-year-old Michael Furfari and seventeen-year-old Sean Burstyn.

In more Star Mazda news: Conor Daly spent two days testing with JDC Motorsports. According to team owner John Church, the test went very well.

Josef Newgarden spent last Monday driving an Anderson Racing Star Mazda car around Sebring,…. despite thoroughly enjoying the test and the team, the Tennessee resident seems to have his eyes set on the British Formula Ford Championship for 2009. The 17-year-old flew back to the UK last weekend and will spend the balance of this week testing with three Duratec teams. Look for a big announcement soon…..

In the karting world…. Jonathan Thonon claimed the $10,000 check for winning the SuperPro division of the 2008 SKUSA SuperNationals. You can find full results for the TAG and SuperPro divisions here.

In Atlantic Championship news: US RaceTronics continues its aggressive testing schedule for 2009, running Sebastian Saavedra.

Condor Motorsports signed Max Lefevre to contest the 2009 Atlantic Championship earlier today.

Due to some A1GP frustration, it appears Jonny Reid will return to the United States for another year in the Indy Lights series.

In more Indy Lights news, Sam Schmidt continued his 2009 tests running both Charlie Kimball (for a second time) and Dillon Battistini. The duo spent one day on the road course and one day on the oval at Homestead.

Genoa Racing tested Richard Philippe at Homestead last week.

The F3 Euro Series has finalized their team roster for 2009. Two teams were added to the series for 2009… including Kolles TME; the team established by former F1 Force India team boss.

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