Best Western Champion To Receive PTG Test

The Star Mazda Series Best Western Championship has announced details of a driver enhancement program that will feature a unique testing opportunity for the 1999 champion.

BMW Team PTG, which has won three consecutive Professional Sports Car Racing (PSCR) class titles and ranks as one of the premier sports car racing organizations in the country, has agreed to provide the test session for this year's top points getter.

The Star Mazda Series Best Western Championship includes six, ESPN2-televised races that highlight some of the best up-and-coming drivers in the sport. The test, which will likely take place sometime after the season concludes in November, will award the top driver in the Star Mazda Best Western Championship a comprehensive session with PTG.

"Our common goal is to hopefully provide a career-opportunity," said PTG team owner Tom Milner. He added that the Best Western/PTG test should be completed sometime before the team begins its preparations for the Daytona 24-hour race.

"The objective of our series has always been to develop American driving talent," said Star Mazda Series administrator Gary Rodrigues. "It is certainly a pleasure to put together a program with PTG that supports this goal and may help launch a career."

For more information about the Star Mazda Series Best Western Championship, please contact Gary Rodrigues at (818) 909-5319