CONOR DALY WINS FROM THE POLE IN ROUND NINE AT AUTOBAHN

CONOR DALY WINS FROM THE POLE IN SUNDAY’S STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY GOODYEAR RACE 2 / ROUND 9 AT HARRAH’S AUTOBAHN GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY MAZDA

Daly leads battle for the inaugural VISITFLORIDA Cup, a championship-within-a-championship
for drivers scoring the most points in seven of thirteen races on the 2010 schedule

Autobahn Country Club / Joliet, IL (August 1, 2010 ) – Conor Daly, starting from his sixth pole of the season,
scored his fifth victory in this afternoons Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear Race 2 / Round
9 at the HARRAH’S Autobahn Grand Prix Presented by Mazda. Indianapolis native Daly, son of racing
legend Derek Daly, led from green lights to checkered in his #22 Juncos Racing / INDECK / The College
Network / Merchant Services Ltd. Mazda – and set the fastest race lap in the process. Daly finished 3rd in
yesterday’s Race 1 / Round 8 after starting from the back of the pack due to a post-race
technical infraction.

With this victory, Daly extends his lead not only in the series championship battle, but
also in the fight for the inaugural VISITFLORIDA Cup a 7-race championshipwithin- a-championship sponsored by Florida’s
official tourism corporation. Both of this weekend’s races were broadcast live on HDnet, and all seven VISITFLORIDA Cup races
will be seen in worldwide syndication courtesy of VISITFLORIDA.com.

The top-3 qualifiers finished in the order they started, with Frenchman Tristan Vautier bringing his #38
Andersen Racing / Moulin TP / Cecibon / Circuit du Laquais Mazda home in 2nd-place. Vautier also
qualified on the outside of the front row for yesterday’s race, but finished last when a mechanical problem
left him stranded by the side of the track on Lap 2. Norwegian racer Anders ‘The Viking’ Krohn taking the
third podium spot in the #47 Andersen Racing / Norse Cutting & Abandonment / Trallfa / Colosseum
Mazda. Krohn also qualified third yesterday, and was in the running for a podium finish but a spin
resulting from contact with another car that was attempting an overly ambitions pass in the closing stages
of the race dropped him to 5th.

The first Master Series (drivers 45 and older) racer across the finish line (15th overall) was Puerto Rico’s Carlos Conde in the #31 Team GDT / Pronto-GMT / Olympus Securities Mazda and leading the ExpertSeries (ages 30-44) was Texan J.W. Roberts in the #65 Team GDT / General Data Tech Mazda. Both drivers also won their classes in yesterday’s race; Roberts has scored five in-class wins, while Conde has three inclass victories.

Quebec racer Mikael Grenier, winner from the pole of yesterday’s race, today will started 5th in the #17
Andersen Racing / Slow Cow / April Super Flow / NAPA Auto Parts / HS Telecom / Desharnais Mazda and
finished the race in 4th. Californian Connor De Phillippi, driving the #11 JDC Motorsports / MAZDASPEED
Motorsports / Skip Barber Mazda, started 8th and finished 5th. De Phillippi won the 2009 Skip Barber Pro
Series and is competing in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship with funding from the MAZDASPEED
Motorsports Driver Development Ladder.

Also moving up were Texan Rusty Mitchell (from 9th to 6th) in the #66 Juncos Racing / Motorola / Petro
Communications / HRP Racing Products / Texas Autosports Mazda, Venezuelan Jorge Goncalvez (from
14th to 7th) in the #9 Team Apex / Wabash Capital Investments Mazda and Chilean racer Kevin Toledo,
making his first start with the newly-expanded Linares Racing team (13th to 8th) in the #21 Linares Racing
/ THL / Metalujica Chile Mazda. Toledo drove most of the 2009 Star Mazda Championship season with
another team and this is his weekend is his first race in 2010.

One of the disappointed drivers in the field was certainly Brazilian Caio Lara who scored his first-ever Star
Mazda victory three weeks ago at New Jersey Motorsports Park and finished second here yesterday after
starting 14th on the grid. In today’s race, he qualified 4th in his #19 JDC Motorsports / MLD / ATW Mazda,
but fell back to finish 9th after being forced to serve a ‘drive-thru’ penalty for jumping the start .
Also frustrated were the two female racers in the field, particularly in light of their showing yesterday.
Colombian racer Tatiana Calderon qualified her #25 Juncos Racing / JAC Motors Mazda in 12th for
Saturday’s race, then proceeded to carve through the field to cross the finish line in 4th. Her role in
causing Anders Krohn to spin in the closing laps, however, caused officials to move her back behind Krohn
in the finishing order to 6th. That said, it still showed a startling improvement in her form, which she
attributed to a training regimen designed for her by the Indianapolis-based Pit Fit organization. In today’s
race, she experienced the opposite; Joao Victor Horto in the #18 Team Apex / Wabash Capital Investments
Mazda made an ill-advised pass attempt on the opening lap, destroyed his suspension and took himself
out of the race. Calderon, knocked off track but able to continue, raced her way from the back of the field
up to 11th.

And local racer Ashley Freiberg of Homer Glen, Illinois, a top racer in the Skip Barber Series making a oneoff
Star Mazda Championship appearance in her home-town event, showed her true form yesterday after
overcoming ongoing mechanical difficulties in practice that limited her on-track time to a handful of laps.
She qualified 9th and moved up to finish 5th in the #91 Team GDT / Collision Damage Experts / Azko Nobel
/ Charleyhorse Restaurant Mazda. In today’s race, her luck again turned sour and after qualifying 17th,

she had a coming-together with Miami racer Sean Burstyn, running a one-off in the #61 Juncos Racing /
The Collection Mazda, and finished 19th.

After 9 of 13 races, Conor Daly leads the series championship with 371 points, and the VISITFLORIDA battle
with 192 points. Anders Krohn is second with 317 and 179, while Caio Lara is third in series points with
291 but Tristan Vautier is third in VISITFLORIDA points with 175. J.W. Roberts leads the Expert Series
championship with 150 points and Carlos Conde leads the Master Series with 110 points. Andersen Racing
is leading the team championship with 253 points.
The next event on the 2010 schedule for the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear is the
GP3R on the legendary street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec on August 15.

RESULTS / RACE 2 / ROUND 8 STAR MAZDA HARRAH’S AUTOBAHN GRAND PRIX
Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Sponsor

1 22 Conor Daly 2:10.580 98.147 3 INDECK, The College Network, Merchant Services Ltd.
2 38 Tristan Vautier 2:10.793 97.987 5 Moulin TP, Cecibon, Circuit du Laquais, Fontanel
3 47 Anders Krohn 2:11.400 97.534 4 Norse Cutting and Abandonment, Trallfa Industries, Colosseum
4 19 Caio Lara 2:11.515 97.449 5 MLD/ATW/Molecule
5 17 Mikael Grenier 2:11.626 97.367 5 Slow Cow, April Super Flow, NAPA Auto Parts, HS Telecom, Desharnais
6 61 Sean Burstyn 2:12.624 96.634 3 The Collection / ChabadGW
7 25 Tatiana Calderon 2:12.694 96.583 3 JAC Motors
8 11 Connor De Phillippi 2:12.718 96.566 6 Mazdaspeed Motorsports, Skip Barber
9 66 Rusty Mitchell 2:12.962 96.388 8 Motorola, Petro Comm.
10 18 Joao Horto 2:13.206 96.212 6 Wabash Capital Investments, BomBril – Programa LeiLoes
11 81 Nick Andries 2:13.542 95.970 8 Indy 500/ American Icon Team Pelfrey
12 20 Carlos Linares 2:14.257 95.459 5 Instituto Nacional De Deportes
13 21 Kevin Toledo 2:14.308 95.422 7 THL / Autodromo Codegua / Info-Centro
14 9 Jorge Goncalvez 2:14.419 95.344 5 Wabash Capital Investments
15 85 Chris Miller 2:14.583 95.227 9 Miller Milling, Red Line Oil
16 16 David Ostella 2:14.633 95.192 4 GP Global Precast
17 91 Ashley Freiberg 2:14.798 95.076 6 CDE, AKZO Nobel, Charley Horse, C + D Supply
18 75 Jeff Garibotti 2:15.148 94.829 6
19 31 Carlos Conde 2:15.204 94.790 7 Pronto-GMT, Olympus Securities
20 28 Bob Kaminsky 2:15.387 94.662 9 Air Tigers Inc. / Slick Locks.com
21 65 J.W. Roberts 2:16.130 94.145 5 General Data Tech
22 55 Gerry Kraut 2:16.624 93.805 7 Dougherty and Co./Dougherty Funding LLC.
23 37 Dom Bastien 2:18.028 92.851 9 Andersen Race Park
24 23 Walt Bowlin 2:19.331 91.982 8 Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery

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