Junior Open Wheel Talent

News and Views on Drivers Chasing Open-Wheel Stardom

As expected, based on a post I wrote in October, Mazda will be expanding their presence in the junior formula world by adding a rung to the already existing MazdaSPEED Driver Development Ladder.

In 2010, Mazda will power the USF2000 National Championship-which is sanctioned by the IRL.

The new MazdaSPEED Ladder System, at this time, will ideally see drivers progress upwards through the open-wheel ranks in the following order:  karting, Skip Barber National Championship, USF2000 National Championship, Star Mazda, and the Atlantic Championship.

It’s great to see Mazda continuing to offer so much support for today’s up-and-coming drivers.  The IRL is expected to make an announcement later today at PRI about their own ladder system.

**Update** IRL’s ‘Road to Indy’

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