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Unsung Hero- Rusty Mitchell (Star Mazda)

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted October 28, 2009 at 11:17 am Star Mazda

Rusty Mitchell

Rusty Mitchell

Name: Rusty Mitchell
Born: Texas, USA
Year of Birth: 1982

Website: Rusty Mitchell

Current Series: Star Mazda
Final Standings: 12th
Average Finish (1st Half of Season): 18.83
Average Finish (2nd Half of Season):  11

Previous Experience:
Started Karting:  Age 14
Karting Experience:  12+ years
Car Experience:  3 years (Formula E, Star Mazda)

Rusty has shown a tremendous amount of improvement this season.  He drives for a family-run team (Mitchell Motorsports) with backing from Motorola.  His average finishing position improved by nearly 8-spots from the first half of the season to the second half.  His numbers, although good, are hampered by some bad luck, yet, his growth is evident to all who watched him this season.  His best finish this season was 2nd, which occurred at Trois-Riviéres.  He led every lap of that race, except for the one that counts the most— the last lap.  A win is not far out of reach.  It’s likely we will see the soon-to-be 27-year-old back in a Star Mazda car for 2010.  If so, he will be a driver to watch.

Related Reading: Unsung Hero Awards

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