FLAWLESS DRIVING EQUATES TO A WIN FOR VAUTIER AT STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP
MILLVILLE, NJ (June 27, 2010) Using a unique blend of VP100 unleaded race fuel, Frenchman Tristan Vautier claimed his second victory of the 2010 Star Mazda Championship driving the #38 Andersen Racing Mazda in Round 3 of the VISITFLORIDA Cup at New Jersey Raceway Park.
Vautier took first within the beginning lap, starting from the outside of the second row and swiping the lead spot from pole-sitter Conor Daly's #22 Mazda. Commanding the race, Vautier made no errors and led all the way to the checkered. Finishing 2nd, his third podium of the season, was Brazilian Joao Victory Horto. Rounding out the top-3 was Norwegian racer Anders 'The Viking' Krohn, scoring his third podium of the season in the #47 Andersen Racing
"It’s the end of a long nightmare for me and the Andersen Racing team with a win in the first race and then so much bad luck in one race after another," says the young driver from Grenoble, France who won the season-opener at Sebring.
"I was able to make a four second gap over Conor by about halfway, but then his tires went off toward the end and I finished seven seconds ahead of Joao. I had so much emotion crossing the finish line that I almost broke my steering wheel because I was so happy. The Andersen Racing team has worked so hard for this, and all my sponsors who helped make it happen. And to hold this VISITFLORIDA trophy again makes me feel like we have turned a corner and we can show what a good team we are during the rest of the season."