Finnish driver Petri Suvanto announced he will return to Team Pelfrey for his sophomore season in the Pro Mazda Championship.
Suvanto, 20, earned a podium finish in St. Petersburg last season in Star Mazda and claimed 10 top-five results. He was fifth in the drivers’ standings.
This season, Suvanto will have his eyes on the crown and will join fellow championship-contender Spencer Pigot at Team Pelfrey.
Suvanto returns to Pro Mazda after winning the USF2000 National Championship in 2011 (five wins, 11 podiums).
This is a good move for Suvanto. With an extra year of experience and familiarity with Team Pelfrey he will be a front-runner in the 2013 Championship. Add in the fact that he’ll be working with Pigot — Pelfrey has a deep roster. Watch for good things in 2013.