Kaiser and World Speed Secure Two Top-Five Finishes at the Toronto Grand Prix
 July 15, 2013| 
  • Team News

Toronto, Ont., Canada -- The streets of Toronto Canada played host to Rounds 7 and 8 of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this past weekend as part of the action-filled IZOD IndyCar weekend.

World Speed Motorsports driver Kyle Kaiser had a tough start to his weekend, but was able to secure two top five finishes. He also had an incredible start in the first race of the weekend. Kaiser started 10th, and before the end of the first lap was within reach of the leader.

"This was a tough weekend for us as the walls of Toronto bit us pretty hard on Friday, but Kyle did a great job Saturday finishing fifth after an amazing opening lap charge and then continuing to improve his times throughout the race," noted WSM Team Owner Telo Stewart. "Kyle kept up the momentum on Sunday, and brought us home another fifth place finish." Eight of sixteen races have been completed and Kaiser is currently in sixth in the championship points standings in his rookie season.

The series continues on July 18-21 with Round 9 and Round 10 at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with the American Le Mans Series.

About the series:
The Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debuted in 2013 as a new series, replacing the Star Mazda Championship which ceased operation in 2012 after 22 years. It is the second official step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system with the series' champion awarded a scholarship package from Mazda to advance to Firestone Indy Lights competition the following year.

About Kyle Kaiser:
Kyle Kaiser was born in Los Gatos, California, on March 5, 1996.  He started his karting career at the age of 7, winning multiple races before moving up to formula cars with Skip Barber Racing in 2010, winning the 2010 Western Region Rookie-of-the-Year title, finishing 2nd overall in the championship. Following a 3rd place finish in the 2011 Skip Barber Western Region Championship Kaiser joined World Speed Motorsports and captured the Pro Mazda class championship in the Formula Car Challenge, winning 8 races, and finishing on the podium in 11 out of the 14 races. When not on track, Kaiser is a high school junior at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California.

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