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2016 Pro Mazda Championship
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The 2016 Pro Mazda Championship will be the 18th season in series history. The season will begin on March 12 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and end on September 11 at Monterey Grand Prix.

Patricio O'Ward dominated the first half of the season, winning six of the first seven races (and finishing second in the remaining race), vaulting himself into a huge points lead. However, his Team Pelfrey teammate Aaron Telitz vaulted himself back into contention by winning the next four races while O'Ward faltered. Both drivers won one of the three races during the final race weekend but Telitz's non-winning finishes were higher and he won the championship by 28 points. Reigning U.S. F2000 National Championship champion Nico Jamin swept the weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finished third in the championship, well back. The only other driver to win a race was Argentinean Nicolas Dapero who captured his maiden victory in the penultimate race of the season and finished fifth in points, behind Will Owen who finished on the podium in eight of the sixteen races but failed to win.

American Bobby Eberle won the National Class championship, largely uncontested.

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Drivers and teamsEdit

Team No. Drivers Rounds
Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
2   Nico Jamin[1] All
3   Jake Eidson[2] 1–7
4   Jorge Cevallos 10–11
DE Force Racing 11   Kory Enders (N) 14–16
12   Moisés de la Vara (N) 14–16
JDC Motorsports 13   Bobby Eberle[3] (N) 5–6, 8–16
21   Jorge Cevallos[4] 1–4
44   Kevin Davis[3] (N) 5–6, 8–9
Juncos Racing 00   Jake Parsons[5] All
5   Garett Grist[6] 1–7
23   Will Owen[7] All
31   Nicolás Dapero[8] All
Kaminsky Racing 57   Bob Kaminsky (N) 5–6, 8–9, 12–13
M1 Racing 37   Jay Horak[3] (N) 1–2, 5–6
Team Pelfrey 80   Patricio O'Ward[9] All
81   Weiron Tan[10] 1–4
  TJ Fischer[11] 8–16
82   Aaron Telitz[12] All
World Speed Motorsports 7   Dan Swanbeck (N) 14–16
13   Bobby Eberle[3] 1–2
32   Joseph Burton-Harris 14–16
Icon Class
(N) National Class

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team
1 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida March 12   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
2 March 13   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
3 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama April 23   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
4 April 24   Patricio O'Ward   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
5 Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Speedway, Indiana May 13   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
6 May 14   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
7 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Brownsburg, Indiana May 27   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
8 Grand Prix of Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 25   Aaron Telitz   Nico Jamin   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
9   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
10 Grand Prix of Toronto Toronto July 16   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
11 July 17   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
12 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio July 30   Nico Jamin   Nico Jamin   Nico Jamin   Nico Jamin Cape Motorsports with WTR
13   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward   Nico Jamin   Nico Jamin Cape Motorsports with WTR
14 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas, California September 10   Aaron Telitz   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward   Patricio O'Ward Team Pelfrey
15 September 11   Aaron Telitz   Nicolás Dapero   Nicolás Dapero   Nicolás Dapero Juncos Racing
16   Aaron Telitz   Nicolás Dapero   Aaron Telitz   Aaron Telitz Team Pelfrey
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course
  Temporary Street Circuit

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver STP ALA IMS LOR ROA TOR MOH LAG Pts
1   Aaron Telitz 2 1* 2* 2 7 2 5 1* 1* 1* 1* 2 3 2 5 1* 421
2   Patricio O'Ward 1* 2 1 1* 1* 1* 1* 4 4 9 2 7 4 1* 10 6 393
3   Nico Jamin 4 4 6 4 5 4 7 10 2 2 3 1* 1* 4 3 4 331
4   Will Owen 9 6 5 5 2 3 6 3 3 4 4 3 2 11 2 2 317
5   Nicolas Dapero 10 10 7 7 8 8 3 2 5 5 9 5 8 3 1* 3 278
6   Jake Parsons 8 5 10 9 3 6 4 6 9 3 5 4 7 5 12 5 258
7   TJ Fischer 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 11 7 137
8   Garett Grist 6 8 3 3 4 5 2 133
9   Jake Eidson 3 7 8 6 6 7 8 106
10   Jorge Cevallos 7 9 9 8 8 7 79
11   Weiron Tan 5 3 4 10 69
12   Joseph Burton-Harris 10 4 8 46
13   Bobby Eberle 11 11 20
National class
1   Bobby Eberle 9 9 7 7 7 8 8 6 7 9 11 225
2   Bob Kaminsky 10 11 8 10 9 9 102
3   Jay Horak 12 12 11 12 71
4   Kevin Davis 12 10 9 8 63
5   Moisés de la Vara 8 6 12 52
6   Dan Swanbeck 9 7 10 51
7   Kory Enders 12 8 9 49
Pos Driver STP ALA IMS LOR ROA TOR MOH LAG 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
(1 point)
* Led most race laps
(1 point)
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, or best finishes.

Teams' championshipEdit

Pos Team Points
1 Team Pelfrey 553
2 Juncos Racing 445
3 Cape Motorsports w/ Wayne Taylor Racing 327

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.promazdachampionship.com/news/nico-jamin-to-race-with-cape-motorsports-w-wayne-taylor-racing
  2. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/pro-mazda/news/eidson-back-with-cape-for-pro-mazda-move-672540/
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.promazda.com/teams-drivers
  4. ^ http://promazda.com/docs/default-source/Schedule/pro-mazda-entry-list.pdf?sfvrsn=0
  5. ^ http://www.racer.com/road-to-indy/pro-mazda/item/124174-pro-mazda-parsons-joins-juncos-line-up
  6. ^ "Grist completes Juncos' Pro Mazda line-up". Motorsport.com. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.racer.com/road-to-indy/pro-mazda/item/123626-owen-returns-to-juncos-racing-for-2016-pro-mazda-season
  8. ^ http://www.racer.com/road-to-indy/pro-mazda/item/123821-pro-mazda-dapero-joins-juncos-racing-for-2016
  9. ^ http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2016/03/08/oward-confirmed-for-st-pete-barber-with-pelfrey-in-pro-mazda/
  10. ^ "Weiron Tan set to challenge for Pro Mazda title with Team Pelfrey". Pro Mazda Championship. Andersen Promotions. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  11. ^ TJ Fischer Moves up to Pro Mazda for Remainder of 2016, Pro Mazda, June 7, 2016, Retrieved 2016-06-09
  12. ^ "Aaron Telitz Joins Team Pelfrey for 2016 Season". Pro Mazda Championship. Andersen Promotions. January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2016.

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