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Busy Start to the Off-Season

October 23, 2012

Hi Everyone,

It’s only been about a month since the last race of the Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda and it doesn’t feel like the off-season has started at all. I’ve been to seven different racetracks since the last USF2000 race and I’m off to another one this weekend!

At the beginning of October I was one of four drivers invited to go to Barber Motorsports Park to be apart of the first Porsche Young Drivers Academy in the United States. It was a very cool experience; the first day was spent in the classroom where we learnt about the important aspects of being a top driver both in and out of the car. Day two was the fun one. First we went out in Porsche 911’s to get a feel for the track since a few of us (including me) hadn’t been there before. Finally after lunch we got to drive the GT3 Cup car. I was the only driver who hadn’t been racing a Porsche this year and it was a blast! The car was great to drive and the track was awesome. I really enjoyed the two days and have to thank Porsche for the opportunity.

From there I went to Indianapolis for the two-day Chris Griffis Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I was testing the Star Mazda car for the very first time with Team Pelfrey. There are quite a few differences between the Star Mazda and the USF2000 car; it has more downforce, a sequential gearbox, softer tires and a carbon fiber chassis just to name a few. The test went perfectly, I was fastest in all four sessions over the two days. The guys at Team Pelfrey taught me a lot and were a big part of making the transition so quickly.

The day after the test at the Speedway I was at a go-kart track just outside of Indianapolis for the RoboPong 200. It is a 200-mile race that lasts about 4 hours! I was sharing a kart with IndyCar driver Jay Howard. Unfortunately we had some parts break and didn’t finish the race but I still had a great time. The morning after I had a 6:00am flight to Virginia to instruct at the Skip Barber Karting Shoot-Out at VIR. After three days of competition we awarded prizes for young drivers to compete in the Skip Barber Race Series. I won the very same shoot-out in 2009 so it was interesting to see everything from the other side! With another early flight after the shoot-out I headed to Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans. I had a few meetings scheduled but also I just wanted to hangout and watch some racing!

I’m very excited about the 2013 racing season. I hope to be in the Star Mazda Series and I will be working very hard over the next few months to make that happen. My next race is December 7-8th at the Thunderhill 25-Hour where I will be driving a Mazda MX-5 for CJ Wilson Racing.

Special Thanks to Team Pelfrey, Mockett, Mazda, E-merging Technologies, Parathyroid.com, California Scents, RaceLite Protection, Silver Knight Racing and Autosports Media

Thanks for reading,

Spencer