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Rzadzinski to make Indy Lights debut in Edmonton

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted July 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm Indy Lights, Signing

Stefan Rzadzinski after a Indy Lights test with Davey Hamilton Racing at Putnam Park.

Edmonton-native Stefan Rzadzinski has secured an opportunity to compete in the 2011 Edmonton Indy Lights race.

The 18-year-old racer will take to the 13-turn, 2.556-mile, City Centre Airport Circuit July 23-24 aboard the No. 32 Davey Hamilton Racing machine with friends and family looking on. Rzadzinski has been working extremely hard to put this deal together, so it’s great to see him earn the opportunity.

In 2009, he finished second overall in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship earning Rookie of the Year honors. Last season, he repeated the feat, finishing runner-up in the championship for the second-consecutive season after compiling three wins, three pole positions and six podiums.

This past fall, the up-and-coming Canadian won a Skip Barber regional scholarship at the karting shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The jump to Indy Lights will be huge, but Rzadzinski already has a proven skill-set and recently spent two days testing the No. 32 Lights car at Putnam Park near Indianapolis.

Listen to an interview with Stefan Rzadzinski, courtesy of OpenPaddock.net, here.

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