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2009 Star Mazda Championship
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The 2009 Star Mazda Championship was the eleventh season of the Star Mazda Championship, an open wheel auto racing series that competes using spec chassis and engines. It consisted of a 13-race schedule beginning in March and ending in October. For the first time since 2006, the series featured races on oval tracks, more precisely the Milwaukee Mile and the Iowa Speedway. The remaining races except the one at Virginia were held jointly with the also Mazda-backed Atlantic Championship. In addition to the main championship that is typically tested by young, developing drivers, there were also additional class titles for senior drivers.

Adam Christodoulou won the championship ahead of Peter Dempsey, after the Irish driver's retirement at the final round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca gifted the title to the Briton.[1][2] Chris Cumming and Michael Guasch won class titles for older drivers.[3]

Contents

Teams and DriversEdit

Team No. Driver(s) Round(s) Notes
AIM Autosport 3   Peter Dempsey 1–5
71   David Ostella All
72   Jorge Goncalvez All
73   Giancarlo Vilarinho 13 Unregistered
American Speed Factory 31   Carlos Conde 2, 4–5, 8–9 Masters Series
Andersen Racing 2   Joel Miller 7–13
5   Joe D'Agostino 1
17   Mikaël Grenier 2–6, 10
21   Denis Navarro All
22   Conor Daly All
33   Richard Kent 1, 3–13
DF Racing 12   Chuck Hulse 3, 13 Masters Series
Eliseo THL Motorsports 77   Kevin Toledo 1–10, 12
Goshen Motorsports 80   Toshi Deki 1–10 Expert Series
82   Billy Goshen 1–7
83   Ryan Booth 1–2
  Bruce Binnquist 3 Unregistered
JDC Motorsports 2   Joel Miller 1–6
11   Adam Christodoulou All
19   Caio Lara All
20   Gustavo Linares 3, 6–7 Unregistered
51   Alex Ardoin All
55   Gerry Kraut 1–4, 8, 11–13 Masters Series
85   Chris Miller 12–13 Unregistered
91   Michael Guasch 1–5, 8–11, 13 Masters Series
Juncos Racing 3   Peter Dempsey 6–13
13   Michael Furfari 1–10
23   Walt Bowlin 1–5, 10–12 Masters Series
61   Sean Burstyn 1–5, 7–10
80   Toshi Deki 11–13 Expert Series
Kester Racing with Team 3G 15   Taylor Hacquard 1–7
16   Chris Cumming 1–6 Expert Series
24   Jeffery Kester 1–7
48   Kristy Kester 1–7
Mitchell Motorsports 66   Rusty Mitchell All
Mundill 13   Michael Furfari 11–13
27   Anders Krohn All
64   Patrick O'Neill 2–3, 13 Expert Series
Northwest Autosport 29   Phil Fogg 1, 3 Expert Series
Team Apex 57   Bob Kaminsky 8 Unregistered
Team GDT 30   Rick Rosin 2–5, 8–9, 12 Unregistered
  Kyle Marcelli 13 Unregistered
65   J. W. Roberts 1, 10, 13 Expert Series
  Ashley Freiberg 8–9 Unregistered
Worldspeed Motorsports 16   Chris Cumming 8–9, 12–13 Expert Series
18   Stan Kohls 3 Unregistered
86   Dave House 3 Unregistered

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Championship standingsEdit

OverallEdit

Pos Driver SEB
 
VIR
 
MMP
 
NJ
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
ACC
 
TRO
 
MOS
 
ATL
 
LAG
 
Points
1   Adam Christodoulou 1 7 1 2 24 2 5 2 2 5 3 3 1 473
2   Peter Dempsey 6 1 2 6 7 4 1 1 1 13 4 1 20 461
3   Conor Daly 3 5 22 1 8 21 2 3 5 14 2 2 4 416
4   Alex Ardoin 8 2 6 24 2 3 14 17 7 1 8 5 2 401
5   Joel Miller 5 3 3 5 4 14 18 7 4 3 12 4 16 390
6   Anders Krohn 17 6 11 12 6 1 6 9 11 6 5 9 3 380
7   Richard Kent 2 4 8 1 20 17 4 3 19 1 6 6 377
8   Caio Lara 4 10 5 4 5 8 9 10 9 20 7 8 15 360
9   Jorge Goncalvez 9 4 13 9 10 5 20 18 15 18 6 11 5 329
-   Michael Furfari 12 25 9 7 11 10 8 8 6 8 13 13 9 329
11   Denis Navarro 15 19 8 18 9 13 15 6 10 10 10 7 7 321
12   Rusty Mitchell 11 26 16 25 25 6 4 16 13 2 11 10 17 295
13   David Ostella 23 9 17 10 18 18 3 20 8 7 9 18 18 294
14   Toshi Deki 26 17 24 23 21 17 11 15 17 16 15 15 14 237
15   Kevin Toledo 10 27 19 14 16 19 7 19 14 17 14 220
16   Michael Guasch 18 14 20 26 17 11 12 11 16 13 202
17   Chris Cumming 14 22 27 16 15 16 12 16 12 10 200
18   Mikaël Grenier 8 7 3 3 12 4 189
19   Sean Burstyn 20 23 14 20 19 13 5 18 9 184
20   Billy Goshen 27 11 10 11 12 7 12 162
21   Gerry Kraut 21 16 23 19 13 14 16 12 154
22   Kristy Kester 24 13 15 13 13 15 10 149
23   Taylor Hacquard 16 21 12 15 14 9 19 146
24   Jeffery Kester 13 24 21 17 20 11 16 130
25   Walt Bowlin 25 20 25 22 23 15 17 17 124
26   Carlos Conde 18 21 22 14 19 86
27   Patrick O'Neill 15 26 8 59
28   J. W. Roberts 22 12 19 55
29   Chuck Hulse 17 11 43
30   Ryan Booth 28 12 32
31   Joe D'Agostino 7 29
32   Phil Fogg 19 27 25
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

Expert (age 30–44)Edit

Pos Name Starts Points
1   Chris Cumming 10 184
2   Toshi Deki 13 172
3   Patrick O'Neill 3 56
4   J. W. Roberts 3 46
5   Phil Fogg 2 28


Masters (age 45 and older)Edit

Pos Name Starts Points
1   Michael Guasch 10 178
2   Gerry Kraut 8 138
3   Walt Bowlin 8 112
4   Carlos Conde 5 76
5   Chuck Hulse 2 40

Note: Expert and Masters classes have different point system than the overall championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Darley, Andy. Star Mazda: Adam Christodoulou wins championship showdown, Brits on Pole, October 11, 2009, Retrieved 2011-07-25
  2. ^ STAR MAZDA: Christodoulou Wins Championship, Speed, October 11, 2009, Retrieved 2011-07-25
  3. ^ 2009 Star Mazda points Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, Star Mazda Championship, Retrieved 2011-07-25

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