2007 Star Mazda Championship season

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2007 Star Mazda season
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The 2007 Star Mazda Championship season was the 9th season of the Star Mazda Championship, an open wheel auto racing series that competes using spec chassis and engines. The season featured 12 races over 12 weekends, with only road courses and street circuits featuring on the schedule. The overall season champion was Dane Cameron,[1] while Dan Tomlin, III and Steve Hickham won the Expert and Masters classes respectively.[2]

Cameron finished on the podium in eight of the twelve races and finished well ahead of second place finisher, Australian James Davison who won once at Mosport.[3] Canadian Lorenzo Mandarino won twice[1][4] and finished eights in points as he finished outside the top-ten seven times. Canadian Marco Di Leo won the season opener at Sebring International Raceway but it would be his only win of the season. His brother Daniel finished second in that race.[5] Ron White won back-to-back races in the rounds at Road America and Circuit Trois-Rivières[6][7] and finished third in points.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Race calendar and results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Location Date Pole position Winning driver Supporting
1 United States Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 16 United States Dane Cameron Canada Marco di Leo American Le Mans Series
2 United States Grand Prix of Houston Houston, Texas April 22 United States Dane Cameron United States Dane Cameron American Le Mans Series / Champ Car World Series
3 United States Virginia International Raceway Alton, Virginia April 28 Australia James Davison United States Dane Cameron Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
4 United States Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah May 19 Australia James Davison Canada Lorenzo Mandarino American Le Mans Series
5 United States Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 9 Canada Marco di Leo Canada Devin Cunningham Champ Car World Series
6 United States Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio June 24 United States Dane Cameron United States Jonathan Goring Champ Car World Series
7 Canada Grand Prix of Toronto Toronto, Ontario July 7 United States Dane Cameron United States Dane Cameron Champ Car World Series
8 United States Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 11 Canada Marco di Leo United States Ron White American Le Mans Series
9 Canada Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, Quebec August 19 United States Alex Ardoin United States Ron White Stand alone
10 Canada Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, Ontario August 25 United States Dane Cameron Australia James Davison American Le Mans Series
11 United States Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 5 Australia James Davison Canada Lorenzo Mandarino American Le Mans Series
12 United States Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California October 20 United States Dane Cameron United States Alex Ardoin American Le Mans Series

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Name SEB
United States
HOU
United States
VIR
United States
MMP
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
TOR
Canada
RAM
United States
TRO
Canada
MOS
Canada
RAT
United States
LAG
United States
Pts
1 United States Dane Cameron 4 1 1 4 17 2 1 2 2 3 8 2 450
2 Australia James Davison 3 7 4 2 13 17 5 4 11 1 5 3 389
3 United States Ron White 21 4 2 7 3 5 17 1 1 17 6 19 360
4 United States Nick Haye 9 5 8 6 15 11 15 3 3 9 7 4 348
5 United States Jonathan Goring 10 3 15 3 9 1 14 18 15 7 4 6 346
6 United States Alex Ardoin 12 10 11 10 8 6 3 17 13 11 3 1 345
7 Canada Devin Cunningham 15 13 13 12 1 8 2 6 16 12 2 9 344
8 Canada Lorenzo Mandarino 5 22 5 1 11 18 19 15 12 2 1 18 329
9 Canada Marco di Leo 1 18 3 5 7 7 13 8 14 20 10 7 319
10 United States Russell Walker 17 6 20 8 4 19 7 16 4 18 16 8 293
11 United States Eric Freiberg 11 19 7 13 14 21 8 5 18 6 9 17 285
12 United Kingdom Jonny Baker 20 20 9 19 18 13 9 20 5 4 17 11 270
13 United States Charles Anti 8 17 10 11 16 9 16 10 17 10 14 258
14 United States Steve Hickham 23 16 17 16 16 10 12 8 16 13 13 236
15 Switzerland Natacha Gachnang 9 2 3 6 7 10 8 217
16 United States Scott Rettich 19 17 12 12 18 9 6 13 10 208
17 United States Dan Tomlin, Jr. 22 23 18 15 11 14 15 15 12 179
18 Philippines Tyson Sy 16 9 22 5 4 4 161
19 United States Dan Tomlin, III 20 12 13 7 19 14 15 152
= United States Phil Fogg, Jr. 13 14 18 10 20 9 16 152
21 United States Tony Rivera 24 8 12 15 6 5 147
22 United States Richard Zober 14 14 10 11 12 119
23 United States Gerry Kraut 26 16 14 19 14 11 116
24 Canada Daniel di Leo 2 2 6 110
25 United States Cole Morgan 6 21 19 62
= United Kingdom Jamie Morrow 14 11 21 62
27 United States John Zartarian 12 5 56
28 Canada Michael Duncalfe 25 15 24 44
29 Venezuela Ricardo Vassmer 7 23 42
30 United States Sean Burstyn 18 18
Pos Name SEB
United States
HOU
United States
VIR
United States
MMP
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
TOR
Canada
RAM
United States
TRO
Canada
MOS
Canada
RAT
United States
LAG
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie of the Year
Rookie
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Points 44 40 37 34 32 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krefting, Kevin. STAR MAZDA: Mandarino Wins, Cameron is Champ, Speed, October 4, 2007, Retrieved 2011-07-25
  2. ^ 2007 Star Mazda Points, Star Mazda Championship, Retrieved 2011-07-25
  3. ^ Star Mazda: Davison Triumphs at Mosport, eFormulaCarNews, August 28, 2007, Retrieved 2011-08-09
  4. ^ Lorenzo Mandarino Cruises Into First Victory Of The Season in Star Mazda Championship, Auto Racing Daily, May 23, 2007, Retrieved 2011-08-09
  5. ^ Di Leos one two at Sebring, Canadian Racers, Retrieved 2011-08-09
  6. ^ White's Late Pass Good for Star Mazda Win at Mosport, Paddock Talk, Retrieved 2011-08-09
  7. ^ Star Mazda: White Wins Second Consecutive Race, eFormulaCarNews, August 20, 2007, Retrieved 2011-08-09

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