Andersen Racing Awards Tests to Team USA Scholarship Winners

In keeping with his long history of training rising open-wheel stars, Dan Andersen of Andersen Racing announced today that he has awarded tests in an Andersen Racing Star Mazda car to Patrick Barrett and Joel Miller, the 2007 winners of the prestigious Team USA Scholarship.

The tests will occur in October at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va. It is hoped that the tests will give both young drivers experience in a car that is similar to the Formula Palmer Audis they’ll drive at Brands Hatch and Snetterton, England this fall in the six-race Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy competition. The dates for the races at Brands Hatch are Oct. 27-28. The action moves to Snetterton Nov. 3-4.

Los Osos, Calif.-based Barrett, who turns 18 today, is currently leading the Pacific F2000 Championship. Miller, 19, of Hesperia, Calif., is currently leading the Skip Barber National series.

"I’ve watched the Team USA Scholarship program over the years, and I’ve very impressed with how it has helped young American drivers’ careers," Andersen said. “We’re delighted to be able to offer the Star Mazda tests, hope they’re helpful to the boys as preparation for their races in Europe." “It's a fabulous opportunity, and I join the boys in expressing gratitude," auto racing writer/broadcaster Jeremy Shaw, the scholarship’s founder president.

Andersen Racing offers a comprehensive, three-tiered ladder system rising stars from racing schools, karting and club racing one cohesive home the proper training they need to reach open-wheel racing’s major leagues. Fairfield, N.J.-based team fields multiple entries in the Hankook Tires Championship, the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear Indy Pro Series in order to achieve these goals. It is the official Indy Pro development team for top IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Racing.

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