Bumgarner to Pro Mazda


This article indicates that 24-year-old Filipino-American woman. Michele Bumgarner may be contesting the 2014 Pro Mazda Series. Although, the article mentions no team and is vague, Bumgarner does note that a successful season would allow her to do Indy Lights in 2015. Her ultimate goal is to be in the IndyCar Series in 2016.

The article does mention that she will be doing "warm-up races in Alabama and Louisiana, so we imagine Bumgarner will be at Winterfest for Pro Mazda. And she did run the two Pro Mazda races at this year's Allied Building Products Grand Prix of Houston for World Speed Motorsports, finishing 14th and 9th respectively.

Bumgarner enjoyed some success from 2003-2008 in karting. However, she has not raced extensively since her karting days, thus has very little experience in formula cars. We can't imagine her being terribly competitive, and the notion that she will be in Indy cars in two years seems a little farfetched.

Nevertheless, we will follow this story and pass along any relevant information we receive.

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