Suvanto Wins Usf2000 Championship With Braille Lithium Battery
Petri Suvanto driver of the No. 3 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Dieman-Mazda was on a mission to win his first North American National Championship and he did just that on the streets of Baltimore, Md. in front of a sold out crowd. Suvanto captured the Championship in the first of a two-race weekend by finishing second. The “Flying Finn” was in top form as he was fastest in practice and drove a conservative race to insure his championship win.
This was the inaugural race of the Baltimore Grand Prix and this sold out crowd was treated to a tremendous weekend of racing. This was the site of the last two rounds of USF2000 National Championship presented by Mazda series. Petri Suvanto driver of the No.3 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Dieman-Mazda entered the weekend with a 39-point advantage. The 18 year old from Nurmo, Finland was poised to capture the championship after winning five races, Four second-place finishes and one third.
Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing has been amazing, and they were the key for this to happen.” said Suvanto. “USF2000 has done a fantastic job this year to put together this championship at such a professional level. I have to thank everyone with USF2000 and [series promoter] Dan Andersen, Mazda and Cooper Tires.”
“We want to congratulate Petri and Cape Motorsports on a great championship win,“ said Blake Fuller President of Braille Battery. “Working with the team was such a pleasure and we were able to get some great feedback for what really works with this platform. We now provide Lithium Starting Power for every step up the open wheel ladder system on the Road to Indy.”
Suvantanto’s championship win will be rewarded with at scholarship package from Mazda to advance to the Star Mazda Championship in 2012. USF2000 has proven to be a very import part of the progression of open wheel talent and has produced some of the sports most successful drivers including this years’ winner of the Indy 500 Dan Weldon.
Braille Lithium Batteries will start the next big race of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the American Le Mans series. Top teams in the American Le Mans series including Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Jaguar and many of the prototype cars all use the latest Braille Lithium starting battery technology.
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