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Linkage

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted November 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm linkage

The off-season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the news has stopped.  There have been quite a few press releases hitting my inbox this week and I think it seems like a good time for another edition of “Linkage”.

Brooks Associates Racing, who won the 2008 Atlantic Championship, will return to competition in 2010 via the Indy Lights series after taking a year hiatus due to financial concerns.  They purchased their car from Guthrie-Meyer Racing who disbanded after being suspended indefinitely by IRL officials early this season.

In other Indy Lights news, it looks like Team E is planning a return in 2010.

I meant to provide a link on this last month, Chris Estrada over at Indy Racing Revolution wrote a piece on the new USF2000 National Championship.  It’s always nice to see IndyCar bloggers give the feeder series some attention.

Speaking of feeder series, I just found this site.

The RRDC (Road Racing Drivers Club) received a grant from the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund and will be hosting free workshops for young drivers.  They have organized a real solid group of field experts and panelists to speak at the Young Driver’s Symposium at the PRI trade show.  Looks like a pretty good opportunity for up-and-coming drivers.

In Star Mazda news, Corey Lewis won Round #1 of the Formula Mazda Winter Tour after Jorge Goncalvez was penalized one spot for accelerating too soon at the start of the race.

Alexander Rossi is no longer the only American sampling GP2 this off-season as Jake Rosenzweig turned the 13th quickest time in today’s Paul Ricard test.  Rosenzweig drove for Carlin Motorsport this season in the F3 Euro Series.  I didn’t do a formal write-up on this , but Alexander Rossi deserves some press after finishing inside the top-five in both GP2-Asia races last weekend in Abu Dhabi.  It was his GP2-Asia series debut.

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2 Comments

  1. David on November 11, 2009 9:59 am

    I just wanted to correct you on your comments about Jorge Goncalvez being penalized for a brake check on a restart. He actually didn’t brake check at all and it wasn’t on a restart. It was the start of the race and he just accelerated too soon. The penalty was for jumping the start. Thank you and awsome website. I appreciate someone giving the junior racing its due.
    David

  2. Ryan (JOWT) on November 11, 2009 11:13 am

    Thanks David. I appreciate the comment and feedback. I’ve updated the story.

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