In partnership with Team Apex, FAZZT Race Team announced that development driver Maryeve Dufault will be driving in three Star Mazda Championship Series events over the course of the 2010 season. Maryeve will begin her season testing a Midget in preparation for the first oval Star Mazda test at O'Reilly Raceway Park on May 5 and 6 and then run the Night Before the 500 on May 29 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Following that event will be Iowa Speedway with IRL on June 20 and Trois-Rivières on August 15.
"Interest in helping Maryeve get her racing career moving forward is very high, and we are pleased to have put together the Star Mazda tests and races that coincide with the IndyCar Series as well as a Canadian event," explained team COO Jim Freudenberg. "Our sponsorship plans for Maryeve came together quite quickly and we are excited to announce she will be joining Team Apex Racing to run her car for this three race program. We will be announcing her sponsors in the coming weeks."
Maryeve, a native of Sorel, Quebec, has an extensive racing background in the ladder series including karting, Formula Jim Russell, Skip Barber, Formula BMW, Star Mazda and a stint testing for Formula 3 in England. "I am really excited to get back in the race car again and I am so grateful for the support of the FAZZT Race Team in putting this program together," said Maryeve. "I've had experience in the Star Mazda Series and with sponsor support I am looking forward to having a competitive ride and a good opportunity to hone my racing skills. I got the chance to watch the team in action today, and they look very professional and they seem to have an experienced group supporting the drivers."
Team Apex Technical Director Louis D’Agostino said, “we are extremely excited and flattered that Fazzt has chosen Team Apex to assist them in the development of Maryeve and look forward to her first test.”
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