AIM

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About
History
2007 Rolex Sports Car Series
Star Mazda Series
Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear -
Television Schedule. All broadcast times listed are Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.
Formula Mazda / Star Mazda Championship
Photo Gallery - to come after races.
Contact www.aimautosport.com/ Star Race Cars, 10639 Glenoaks Blvd. Pacoima, CA, 91331
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About


Established in 1995, AIM Autosport operates multi-car teams competing in the Rolex Sports Cars Series and the Star Mazda Series. The company has a mandate to identify, train and manage emerging motorsport talent.

AIM has provided many young drivers with a solid foundation on which to build a career in professional open-wheel racing. The success of the AIM driver development programs has been achieved through the dedication of our employees and the ongoing support of our commercial and technical partners.

Away from the track, AIM Autosport serves the needs of the racing community with a purpose-built preparation shop situated in the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, Ontario.

The facility features a fully equipped machine shop and provides a full range of customer-car services including chassis repairs and restorations, gearbox blueprinting, and custom fabrication work. Through its sales division, AIM Autosport is also a factory authorized distributor/retailer of several industry leading racing products including:

On or off the track AIM Autosport is a business driven by competition, the spirit of teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence in professional motorsport.
Source: www.aimautosport.com/about/aboutus.htm

History


Formula Mazda Racing, which features open wheel race cars adaptable to both oval tracks and road courses, is conducted on several levels of competition.

Since 1991, the professionally organized Star Mazda Series has provided the most popular format for sponsors, spectators, and upward bound drivers.

Administrative responsibility for the series is headed by Valley Motor Center Inc. which also constructs the Star Formula Mazda race car and oversees a comprehensive track-side support organization for competing teams and drivers.

The success of the Star Mazda Series is evidenced by the fact that fields of 30 to 40 cars have been commonplace at many races.

Drivers in the series may also pursue any one of six divisional championships based on geographically determined schedules (east, west, central, southwest, southeast and northwest) in addition to the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. Prizes and awards valued over $1,000,000 are distributed annually to top series’ performers.

The annual schedules for the Star Mazda Series have included high profile events where Formula Mazda cars appear as the “opening act” to some of America’s top drawing racing series. In its supporting role, the Star Mazda Series has been paired with a variety of major types of racing, including such headliners as the American LeMans Series, IndyCar, ChampCar, Formula One, race trucks and NASCAR stock cars.

For 2007 the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear dates, the Star Mazda Series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association and currently appears with the prestigious American LeMans Series as well as with the Champ Car World Series and Grand Am. This series features its own points and prize schedule and the series is cablecast nationally in prime time on the Speed Channel Network.

Joint appearances with big name racing programs, plus related television coverage since 1996, have greatly increased Star Mazda Series exposure to the advantage of both current and prospective sponsors.

Exposure is important to drivers as well since many hope that Formula Mazda racing will advance their own driving careers. This is an objective shared by the Star Mazda Series administrators who have designed both the cars and the series to maximize driver development opportunities.

In addition to the Star Mazda Series, the Formula Mazda race car may be seen at other types of racing events. At the amateur or club racing level, it is eligible for Regional and National championship competition in the Sports Car Club of America’s Formula Mazda Class. In National competition, drivers can ultimately qualify to race for a National Championship at year’s end.

In a typical season, Formula Mazdas will appear in over 150 pro or amateur sanctioned races in North America.
Source: www.starmazda.com/history.htm


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