2013 Pro Mazda Championship season

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2013 Pro Mazda season
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The 2013 Pro Mazda Championship season was the 15th season in series history and first under new promoter Andersen Promotions.

Andretti Autosport driver Matthew Brabham won the championship with two races remaining capturing a series-record 11th win in his rookie season. Brabham's championship secures a scholarship to compete in Indy Lights in 2014.[1] Brabham won 13 of the season's 16 races, shattering the series record. Juncos Racing's Diego Ferreira won the season opener and finished second in points with eleven podium finishes. Brabham's Andretti Autosport teammate Shelby Blackstock won a single race and two poles and finished third in points. Team Pelfrey's Spencer Pigot also won a single race and finished fourth in points.

Andretti Autosport also captured the team championship with two races remaining, their first in Pro Mazda.[1]

There were no full-time Expert class participants (a class for drivers age 35 and older). American Jay Horak won the championship with eight race starts by a narrow margin over Bobby Eberle, who also completed a partial schedule.

While only nine drivers competed in all sixteen rounds of the championship, 27 different drivers made appearances in a Pro Mazda car over the course of the season.

Drivers and teams[edit]

All teams were American-registered.

Team No. Drivers Notes
Andretti Autosport 28 United States Shelby Blackstock[2]
83 Australia Matthew Brabham[3]
Garibotti Racing 75 United States Jeff Garibotti Expert class; Austin only
JDC Motorsports 9 Colombia Juan Piedrahita
16 United Kingdom Lloyd Read
19 United States Nick Andries Austin and St. Pete only
66 Canada Zack Meyer[4]
Juncos Racing 2 Mexico Jose Gutierrez Austin and Mid-Ohio only
3 Argentina Julia Ballario Mid-Ohio and Trois-Rivieres only
44 United States Scott Anderson[5]
57 Venezuela Diego Ferreira[6]
M1 Racing 11 Colombia Juan Camilo Acosta[7] Austin and St. Pete only
23 United States Walt Bowlin Expert class; Toronto and Mid-Ohio only
29 United States Jason Rabe Houston only
37 United States Jay Horak Expert class; Austin, Mid-Ohio, Trois-Rivieres, and Houston
91 United States Kyle Connery Mid-Ohio only
PRL Motorsports 48 United States Patrick Linn Austin only
Team Pelfrey 80 Canada Dalton Kellett CTMP only
81 United States Spencer Pigot[8]
82 Finland Petri Suvanto Austin and St. Pete only
Norway Anders Krohn Indianapolis and Milwaukee only
Brazil Nicolas Costa Toronto, CTMP, Mid-Ohio, and Houston
83 Canada Stefan Rzadzinski Trois-Rivieres only
World Speed Motorsports 6 Philippines Michele Bumgarner Houston only
13 United States Bobby Eberle Expert class; Mid-Ohio, Trois-Rivieres, and Houston
18 United States Kyle Kaiser
24 United States Michael Whelden Houston only

Race calendar and results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas March 1 Venezuela Diego Ferreira Venezuela Diego Ferreira Venezuela Diego Ferreira Juncos Racing Rolex Sports Car Series
2 March 2 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport
3 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida March 23 United States Shelby Blackstock Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
4 March 24 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport
5 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Clermont, Indiana May 25 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport USAC Midgets
6 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 15 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
7 Streets of Toronto Toronto, Ontario July 13 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
8 July 14 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport
9 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario July 20 United States Shelby Blackstock United States Spencer Pigot United States Spencer Pigot Team Pelfrey American Le Mans Series
10 July 21 Australia Matthew Brabham United States Shelby Blackstock Andretti Autosport
11 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 3 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
12 August 4 Venezuela Diego Ferreira Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport
13 Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, Quebec August 10 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
14 August 11 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport
15 Reliant Park Houston, Texas October 5 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series
16 October 6 Australia Matthew Brabham Australia Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers'[edit]

Pos Driver AUS
United States
STP
United States
IND
United States
MIL
United States
TOR
Canada
MOS
Canada
MOH
United States
TRO
Canada
HOU
United States
Points
Overall
1 Australia Matthew Brabham 3 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 3 9 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 466
2 Venezuela Diego Ferreira 1* 2 3 2 6 6 2 2 6 3 3 2 2 2 5 4 357
3 United States Shelby Blackstock 9 3 2 3 3 7 6 7 2 1 2 4 6 11 4 6 297
4 United States Spencer Pigot 2 16 4 4 2 3 9 11 1* 4* 4 5 5 5 2 5 297
5 United States Scott Anderson 6 4 8 7 5 5 10 9 4 2 16 6 4 4 6 7 245
6 Canada Zack Meyer 7 7 7 6 8 8 11 4 7 5 13 7 11 6 10 13 209
7 United States Kyle Kaiser 8 6 5 10 7 10 5 5 8 6 6 8 10 13 8 8 209
8 United Kingdom Lloyd Read 11 9 9 9 9 9 4 10 9 7 7 9 7 10 7 14 198
9 Colombia Juan Piedrahita 16 15 6 12 10 2 7 3 11 DNS 5 16 3 3 13 3 182
10 Finland Petri Suvanto 5 5 11 8 57
11 United States Jay Horak 141 131 14 14 13 9 12 10 54
12 United States Bobby Eberle 11 13 12 8 DNS 12 49
13 Colombia Juan Acosta 4 14 10 11 45
14 United States Nick Andries 15 8 12 5 40
Expert class
1 United States Jay Horak 141 131 14 14 13 9 12 10 110
2 United States Bobby Eberle 11 13 12 8 DNS 12 102
Unregistered drivers
Brazil Nicolas Costa 3 6 5 10 15 3 3 2
Norway Anders Krohn 4 4
Argentina Julia Ballario 9 11 9 7
United States Walt Bowlin 8 8 12 12
Canada Dalton Kellett 10 8
Canada Stefan Rzadzinski 8 12
United States Kyle Connery 8 15
Philippines Michele Bumgarner 14 9
United States Michael Whelden 9 15
Mexico Jose Gutierrez 10 10 10 10
United States Jason Rabe 11 11
United States Patrick Linn 13 11
United States Jeff Garibotti 12 12
Pos Driver AUS
United States
STP
United States
IND
United States
MIL
United States
TOR
Canada
MOS
Canada
MOH
United States
TRO
Canada
HOU
United States
Points
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
(1 point)
* Led most race laps
(1 point)
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Overall Points 30 25 22 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Drivers must complete 50% race distance to score main points, otherwise 1 point is awarded.[9]
  • 1: Jay Horak was not registered for the championship at Austin.

Teams'[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 Andretti Autosport 513
2 Juncos Racing 377
3 Team Pelfrey 332
4 JDC Motorsports 263
5 M1 Racing 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brabham locks up Pro Mazda crown with Trois-Rieveres sweep, Racer, August 11, 2013, Retrieved 2013-08-11
  2. ^ Sturbin, John. Hunter-Reay Has Number of Things On His Mind, Racin' Today, December 6, 2012, Retrieved 2012-12-08
  3. ^ Brabham To Drive For Andretti Autosport In Pro Mazda, Speed TV, December 18, 2012, Retrieved 2012-12-19
  4. ^ "JDC MotorSports Signs Meyer for 2013 Pro Mazda Championship Campaign". Pro Mazda Championship. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Scott Anderson commits to Juncos Racing for 2013 Pro Mazda Championship campaign, Juncos Racing, January 22, 2013, Retrieved 2013-01-22
  6. ^ "Ferreira returns to Juncos for Pro Mazda campaign". IndyCar. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ MATA FORMS M1 RACING, SIGNS ACOSTA FOR FULL PRO MAZDA CAMPAIGN, Pro Mazda Championship, December 19, 2012, Retrieved 2013-1-2
  8. ^ "Team Pelfrey Signs Spencer Pigot to Begin Pro Mazda Championship Defense". Team Pelfrey. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Pro Mazda 2013 Official Rule Book, Rule 10.2.4

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