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Off and Running: 2013 Pro Mazda Season Now Underway

May 11, 2013

Hi Everyone,

After a long off-season we're finally back racing! All of the guys at Team Pelfrey were hard at work during the break, repairing, repainting and preparing the cars and now it's time for the drivers to get everything dirty again. We got started a few weeks ago at the new Circuit Of The Americas Formula One track in Austin, Texas. Wow, what a place! It's an amazing facility with an even better racetrack. The team and I were out there for over a week because there was a series test before the official race weekend started.

We made progress throughout the test sessions; we hadn't done as much testing as the other teams so we started out a bit behind. By the first official practice of the weekend I was fastest with a 2:06.6s which ended up being the quickest lap out of any Pro Mazda session all weekend. Only about 30 seconds slower than Sebastian Vettel's F1 pole lap! Qualifying was extremely close, the top four were within 0.08s! I was third, I know we could have been on pole but as the other series laid down more rubber it changed the balance of our car and we had a bit too much oversteer. The start turned out to be a bit of a mess with the green flag waving before we arrived in the “zone” where it was supposed to wave. This made things interesting, it didn't work out great for me and I left turn one in 7th. The car was great and by the end of the race I had worked my way up to 2nd and with a few more laps I could have won. It was a really good way to start the season! I started 2nd for race two and unfortunately it only lasted a few seconds as I was hit from behind in turn one. It damaged my car too much to continue.

From Austin the team came back home to St. Petersburg, FL, which happened to be the location of our next race! Our shop is only about 15 minuets from the track in the downtown area. It was our home event so we had a lot of attention from the local media. First thing Thursday morning my teammate Petri and I headed to the children's hospital with IZOD IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. I really enjoy doing visits like this, we were able to see lots of kids, take pictures with them and sign some autographs. Later that afternoon we had a media lunch and to end the day I was part of the parade that goes through the streets of St. Petersburg.

Friday morning was finally time to get in the car for our two practice sessions. I had won three out of my four races at St. Pete so I was really excited about the weekend. Practice could have gone better but we were in the top five knowing we had more speed. Qualifying was extremely close once again; I was 4th only 0.1s off pole. We made some changes for race one but they didn't work as we were hoping and I finished 4th. Starting positions for race two are based on your second fastest qualifying lap or fastest lap from race one. This put me back in 6th on the grid. I made up a few positions during the race to finish 4th again. We wanted more but in the end it was good to finish both races and pick up some points toward the championship. We have a bit of a break until our next race in Indianapolis at the Night Before the 500 event so we'll be hard at work to improve.

Big thanks to everyone at Team Pelfrey, Doug Mockett & Company, Mazda, CalciumPro, California Scents, OMP, Skip Barber and Cooper Tires for their support.

Keep up to date with my racing online at www.SpencerPigot.com Twitter @SpencerPigot or on my Spencer Pigot Racing page on Facebook.

Thanks for reading,

Spencer