Tag Archive: Rookie of the year

Dec 12

Alex Guenette on-track in Florida

Series Pro Late Model racing and ARCA testing in Florida

Alex Guenette 2013_3The 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) Rookie of the Year is busy preparing his 2014 season by participating in various races in Florida and Georgia.

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Dec 01

Jules Bianchi wins Autosport Awards ‘Rookie of the Year’

Winning debut

2013-06-09_0325The Marussia F1 Team’s Jules Bianchi has won a prestigious accolade at the 2013 Autosport Awards, held this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

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Nov 12

F2 runner-up Mathéo Tuscher nominated for Autosport Award

Teen racer joins rookie shortlist alongside F1 stars

F2 - Matheo Tuscher - Paul RicardF2 - Matheo Tuscher - MonzaFIA Formula Two Championship runner-up Mathéo Tuscher has been nominated as Rookie of the Year for the prestigious Autosport Awards. His name appears alongside Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean, Charles Pic, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as drivers from Indycar, GP2, Formula Renault 3.5 and Formula 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Johan Kristoffersson leads Superstars International Series young driver assault

New stars battle with series veterans to enjoy exciting 2012 season

Superstars - Johan KristofferssonSuperstars logoJohan Kristoffersson has been the class of the 2012 Superstars field by winning the Rookie of the Year contest (and an 100.000€ bonus for the next season), the International Series and the Italian Championship. On the other hand he has also been a great ambassador for the many young drivers of the championship: as happened in the last few years, the series kept highlighting some of the best prospects in racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Wyatt Gooden: Rookie of the Year: F1600 to F2000

Wyatt Gooden, 2012 Rookie of the Year

F2000 Championship Series logoWyatt Gooden answers a variety of questions on making the step up from the F1600 Formula F Championship Series to the F2000 Championship Series, where he took Rookie of the Year honors and two race wins in 2012, finishing second in the Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at the Edmonton Indy

The second of three Western Canadian Events

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 22012-06-03-1370Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be participating in the esteemed event, Edmonton Indy, this July 22nd in Alberta, behind the wheel of the “WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Dodge. After being absent for two consecutive years, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is making its return to Edmonton.

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May 09

Signing of a Major Partnership with WeatherTech Canada 2012 Season

For Dumoulin Competition Racing and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

Dumoulin Competition logoLP Dumoulin 2012 portraitThe Dumoulin Competition Racing team announces its major partnership between racer Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and WeatherTech Canada for the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire season.

(Danny Raymond’s photo album)

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Apr 21

Superstars to invest on youth with new “Rookie Of The Year” challenge

Best rookie racer of Superstars to be awarded 100.000€ bonus for 2013 

superstars - boffo-schoffler-kristofferssonjpgSuperstars logoThe great performance of Roma Racing Team’s Andrea Boffo at Monza, on a Mercedes C63 AMG, in addition to the impressive results scored by Swedish Johan Kristoffersson and German Thomas Schoffler, both running on the new Audi RS5 for Audi Sport / KMS and Audi Sport / MTM, have left a strong impression and put more attention on the “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR” contest. The special prize classification is aimed at awarding the best young racers who proved able to battle with the SUPERSTARS great. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Superstars to award best rookie of 2012 with 2013 AutoGP ride

All the competitors will also be given the chance to sample the Lola machinery of AutoGP

Superstars Rookie of the yearSuperstars - Rookie of the year 2012 logoThe 2012 Superstars series will feature a new, outstanding opportunity for young racecar drivers to become open-wheel professionals with the launch of the Rookie of the year competition.

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Nov 03

Magione, Day 1: what they said

The first day of the Auto GP promotional test in Magione proved to be a real success.

AutoGP - Matteo BerettaAutoGP - Brandon MaisanoWhen the sun went down and the engines stopped on the Italian track, a total of 19 drivers had taken the wheel of the Auto GP cars, standing for eight different Countries.

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Nov 03

Superstars launches “Rookie of the year” competition for 2012, winning driver gets 2013 AutoGP ride

Johnny Herbert looks forward to face new, young talents as Superstars launch “Rookie of the year” title
Superstars to race in Indonesia at Sentul Jakarta on 11th November 2012

Superstars - Rookie of the year 2012 logoSuperstars - Rookie of the year 2012Superstars is offering a new, unique opportunity to young drivers with the launch of the brand-new Rookie of the year title. The winning driver will be offered a fully-funded ride in the European season of the 2013 AutoGP championship.

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Sep 29

Vlok captures Rookie of the Year for BGR Team Grote

New Zealander Chris Vlok is the Formula Tour 1600 Series rookie of the year driving his BGR Team Grote Van Diemen.

2011-09-24_01822011-09-24_0183He finished fourth overall in the points narrowly missing 3rd with his 5th podium of the year at the fnal round at the Le Circuit Mont Tremblant. Entering the final weekend the rookie driver was still in contention for a top 3 placing in the Championship but a tough race on Saturday which saw him spin but recover to finish 10th meant it was a long shot to overtake 3rd in the points.

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Sep 18

Top 10 double keeps Nathan Morcom in F2000 Rookie of the Year contest

Morcom is in sixth place overall, and third in the rookie standings

2011LimeRockP-16F2000 new logoNathan Morcom remains in contention for the F2000 Championship Series Rookie of the Year title after two seventh placings in a wild day’s racing at Lime Rock Park. The Sydney teenager kept his cool despite problems on and off the 2.4km (1.5-mile) Connecticut racetrack in the 11th and 12th rounds of the American ‘development’ openwheeler series.

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Sep 17

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race recap, Steckly extends points lead in Antigonish with victory (updated)

Series veteran wins tough battle at Nova Scotia Track

Nascar Canadian Tire Seriesriverside_test_2011001001.jpgScott Steckly came out on top in a fierce battle with Pete Shepherd III to win the Komatsu 300 presented by Wilson Equipment at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday and extend his lead in the championship standings of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Antigonish preview

Rookie Battle Tightens – Five drivers still alive for 2011 honor

Nascar Canadian Tire SeriesIsabelle Tremblay trails Louis-Philippe Dumoulin by two points in the Rookie of the Year standings and looks to change that on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Komatsu 300 presented by Wilson Equipment at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, N.S. 

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Apr 27

Thunder Road regulars defend turf in Merchants Bank 150

Divisional Champions lead 2011 Thunder Road Rookie Class

Thunder RoadACT logoThe 13th annual Merchants Bank 150 will open the new season at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 1, 2011. There is no track on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule that presents a bigger challenge to the ACT regular touring teams than Thunder Road and its regular teams. As many as eight (8) former Thunder Road “King of the Road” champions are expected to be at the opening event. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year Derek White is racing at Homestead

In  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this Friday

Derek White #99 SaskatoonDerek WhiteThe 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie of the year Derek White isn’t through with racing competition for this year. White has agreed to drive the #6 Deer Excavating Chevrolet entry fielded by Rick Ware Racing in the final round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this Friday November 19th at Homestead Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ben Spies injury update

“My intention is to go to Valencia and race and hopefully do the test too” – Ben Spies

Ben Spies is hopeful of riding in next weekend’s Valencia MotoGP season finale, and the following post-race test, despite dislocating his ankle in a sighting lap crash at Estoril on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Chaves exits Vallelunga doubleheader with rookie lead

American teenager narrowly missed a podium finish in Round 12 of Italian Formula 3 Championship

American up-and-comer Gabby Chaves further strengthened his chase for top rookie honors in the Italian Formula 3 Championship this past weekend (September 25-26), narrowly missing out on an impressive podium finish at the Autodromo di Vallelunga. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

F2000 finale win gave Daniel Erickson pointscore podium

Plus ”Rookie of the Year” title

Daniel Erickson capped off a great debut F2000 Championship Series with a final round win at Mid Ohio. l Erickson has taken another step towards achieving his Formula 1 ambition by winning the final round of the F2000 Championship Series at Mid Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

F2000: And so to the finale …

The young Sydney driver has two goals going into Rounds 13 and 14

Continued consistent results in the final two rounds of the F2000 Championship Series at Mid Ohio should be enough for Daniel Erickson to achieve his goals of Rookie of the Year and top three in the pointscore.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

De Phillippi shows speed and skill in Star Mazda oval debut

Rookie of the Year contender challenged for podium finish early on before scoring seventh place result at ORP

Connor De Phillippi showed he can race and challenge for top honors on a variety of courses this Saturday (May 29), as the highly-rated young driver added another top-10 result to his Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear resume in his formula car oval debut at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Chaves scores Top-10 in Italian F3 debut

American junior formula car standout exits season-opening doubleheader second in the rookie standings

Junior formula car standout Gabby Chaves showed good speed and skill in his inaugural Italian Formula 3 Championship outing this past weekend (April 24-25), despite not garnering the results desired at the Misano World Circuit. Overcoming less than ideal wet conditions and a pre-race penalty, the Eurointernational racer exited Rounds One and Two with a top-finish and second in the Rookie of the Year title chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

ACT Tour sees invasion of teenage rookies

The 2010 ACT Rookie of the Year battle will begin next Saturday

2010 American Canadian Tour - ACTThe 2010 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) battle is shaping up to be one of the best in recent history. ACT will see six drivers competing for the 2010 ROTY honors, including four teenagers with a combined three career ACT starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Champion Interview: Adam Christodoulou

Adam Christodoulou added the Star Mazda Championship title

Christodoulou earned  Rookie of the Year award to the 2008 British Formula Championship title on his racing resume in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Star Mazda: $1.5 Million awarded to drivers and teams (+photos)

A fully-sponsored ride in the 2010 Atlantic Championship for the champion

Series champion Adam Christodoulou exited the awards banquet with a fully funded ride in the Atlantic Championship care of MAZDASPEED. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Formula Ford Festival ends prematuraly for Newgarden

British Formula Ford runner-up’s chances at repeat victory halted by overheating engine

Josef Newgarden’s hopes of a repeat win at the historic Formula Ford Festival in England unfortunately ended prematurely over the weekend (October 17-18). The British Formula Ford runner-up and Rookie of the Year failed to finish a lap in the Final, when an overheating engine forced the American into pitlane after a superb start. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Prime Champ Dodge driver Joey Hanssen back for more in 2010

Hanssen is NASCAR Canadian Tire Series 2009 Rookie of the Year

The 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year champion Joey Hanssen has barely had time to celebrate his accomplishments from this past season, but he is already looking ahead to 2010 and pleased to announce that he will return to the series for the 2010 season with Prime Champ continuing as the primary sponsor of the #40 Dodge Avenger that will again be part of a two car team with DJK Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Hanssen wins rookie of the year

In NASCAR Canadian Tire 2009 Championship

Prime Champ Dodge driver Joey Hanssen didn’t turn his first laps in a stock car until this spring, only a few weeks before the start of the 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racing season. Read the rest of this entry »