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Robb Returns to Pro Mazda With New Team

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Sting Ray Robb made a splash in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires last year, and hopes to be even stronger as he’ll return in 2018, but with a different team.

It was revealed on Wednesday that the 16-year-old will drive the No. 82 Trademark Dental, Munk Family Dental, Intervention.com / Team Pelfrey Mazda in 2018.

“It’s hugely exciting to welcome Sting Ray back to Team Pelfrey,” commented General Manager Jonny Baker. “I say back, because he tested with us a few years ago in F1600 and we immediately saw how much potential he possessed then. We have had Sting Ray in the new PM-18 for a couple of tests now, and we are convinced he will surprise a lot of people next year. He’s still only 16, and we will work hard together not only to keep developing the car, but also to get the most out of him. We are looking forward to an exciting year!”

Last year, Robb scored a top-10 in each event of his rookie campaign, with a season-best fourth on three different occasions for World Speed Motorsports.

“After my rookie season in Pro Mazda, Team Pelfrey is the proper progression for me to take advantage of the Mazda Road to Indy in my sophomore season,” stated Robb. “As a team, we are well underway with the new car and the chemistry within the Pelfrey organization is fantastic. When I was transitioning into cars at age 14, Pelfrey was instrumental in helping me with my decision to go open-wheel racing. We did our homework this off season and Pelfrey was the perfect fit. We have some work to do, but no doubt 2018 is going to be great year! I look forward to driving that Pelfrey Power and rewarding the team that has put their trust in me.”

The team stated the rest of the driver line-up will be announced throughout the remainder of the off-season.

 

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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