November 7, 2001


To All Star FM Racers:


The 2002 season details are now falling sufficiently into place that we can publish the basic information you need to make your plans. First, the schedule of races that will make up the 2002 Star Mazda Series North American Championship:



13 – 16

Sebring w/12 hr (ALMS)


18 – 19

Sears Point (ALMS)


8 – 9

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (CART)


29 – 30

Mid Ohio (ALMS)


6 – 7

Road America (ALMS)


20 – 21

RFK Stadium, Washington DC (ALMS)


17 –18

Mosport (ALMS)


21 – 22

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (ALMS)


11 – 12

Road Atlanta Petit LeMans (ALMS)


We expect that all the races listed above will be played on Speedvision. Broadcast dates will be announced soon. This is the best cross-section of premier venues and major markets the Star Mazda Series has so far assembled. It has taken 11 seasons of hard work to get us to this point, and our heart-felt thanks go to the Series racers and teams, the sponsors, and the “graduates” who have made us proud and helped us gain the recognition the Series has attained.


We have always tried to consider the wide spectrum of goals and interests among Star Formula Mazda racers. There are many more club racers than pros. As we finalize the details for the 2002 season and explore options for the future of the class, we would like the benefit of your input. Please take a few moments to answer the survey questions attached and add any comments regarding issues you may be concerned about, even if we did not think to ask. We get a lot of good ideas from customers. Help us help you.


Have a happy holiday season. Think about changing the critical rod ends on your car during the “off” season. See you at the races!



Gary E. Rodrigues