The Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear today has confirmed a 10-weekend, 11-race schedule (with one TBA) for the 2011 season. The calendar for the series, which is part of the "Road to Indy" development ladder, includes five IndyCar weekends, two with American Le Mans, one with USAC and one where Star Mazda will race a doubleheader as the co-feature. The schedule features three road courses, four street circuits and three ovals.
The season opens with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 26-27. Following an April TBA date that will be announced shortly, the series moves on to three oval races in a row: the "Night Before the 500" at O'Reilly Raceway Park with USAC on May 27-28, the Milwaukee Mile with IndyCar on June 18-19 and Iowa Speedway, also with IndyCar on June 24-25. Road and street races then fill out the balance of the schedule, which concludes at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the weekend of Sept. 16-17.
2011 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear
(Date, event, type, feature race)
March 26-27 GP of St. Petersburg, street circuit, IndyCar
May 27-28, O'Reilly Raceway Park, oval, USAC
June 18-19, The Milwaukee Mile, oval, IndyCar
June 24-25, Iowa Speedway, oval, IndyCar
July 22-23, Mosport, road course, ALMS
Aug. 6, Trois-Rivieres, street circuit co-feature
Aug. 7 Trois-Rivieres, street circuit co-feature
Aug. 26-27, Infineon Raceway road course, IndyCar
Sept. 3-4, Baltimore Grand Prix, street circuit, IndyCar
Sept. 16-17, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, road course, ALMS