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Star Mazda Champ to Receive Indy Lights Test

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted February 11, 2010 at 11:54 am Indy Lights, Star Mazda, Test

It was announced this morning that the 2010 Star Mazda champion will receive a Indy Lights test.  The prize will also be put into place for last year’s champ Adam Christodoulou.  Christodoulou will likely complete the test later this month.

Adam, 20, previously tested a Indy Lights car with Bryan Herta Autosport at Mid-Ohio.  He was also scheduled to take part in the “champions test” —along with Alexander Rossi— courtesy of Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

More recently he spent a few days testing an Atlantic Championship car with Team Stargate Worlds.  Stay tuned for an official update on his 2010 plans.

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4 Comments

  1. Racing Yoda on February 11, 2010 8:18 pm

    If the Star Mazda Series winner only gets at Lights test, how is that “the Road to Indy”?
    Sounds more like the “Road to Indy if you bring us $1million.”
    Does the Star Mazda Champion still get a Formula Atlantic season? Even at the reduced price, that’s a prize.

  2. Ryan on February 11, 2010 8:52 pm

    Racing Yoda,

    Thanks for the comment. You bring up a legitimate concern shared by many.

    I expect that we will have a lot more answers in the coming months. I’m hopeful that this is just the beginning of what the Road to Indy will entail. In the meantime, a Indy Lights test is certainly a good start.

  3. rick on February 11, 2010 9:29 pm

    The squeeze on sponsorship money is reducing the sport to a rich kid’s arena quite quickly. I envision 1/3 fewer teams in the coming year. Too bad for the fast but underfunded.

  4. Steve Marshall on February 12, 2010 7:13 am

    Sponsors just do not get there moneys worth by trying to sponsor in AOWR. I guess if you are just trying to do a tax write off, then it is a perfect place. The only people that are watching are such a small small niche group of divided fans.

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