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Linkage 9/3/09

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 3, 2009 at 3:11 pm linkage

Gianmarco Raimondo, who finished 3rd in the 2009 Formula BMW-Americas championship, was scheduled to fly to Italy today for a Formula 3 test.  Raimondo won his first race of the season last weekend in the series’ finale.

There was some big news this week for the F2000 Championship series, they are now affiliated with and endorsed by USF1.

Due to CIK-FIA concerns over driver safety and good sportsmanship (clean driving)….  all karts will be equipped with onboard cameras for this weekend’s World Cup event at Sarno.  I like the idea, but they might run into some controversy if they start implementing late penalties.  My guess is there will be a lot of “racing dad’s” requesting that the CIK-FIA investigate so-and-so’s race footage.  All in all, it should make for some decent ‘Video of the Day’ features.

I’m sure most of you have already read these, but in case you missed it…  I wrote a brief synopsis on each of the Team USA Scholarship Nominees.

Professional golfer Martin Kaymer injured himself recently in a freak go kart accident and Auto Racing Daily is labeling it as possibly “the most expensive go kart experience in history“.

The Atlantic Championship drivers will get to experiment with a “Power to Pass” button at Road Atlanta in a trial run for the possible 2010 addition.  With the high downforce of the Atlantic cars, this might not be a bad idea.  The series will also continue it’s alignment with the ALMS and IMSA sanction for 2010.


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