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Sting Ray Robb Ready for a Full Season of Pro Mazda Racing with World Speed

Sonoma, CA
December 13th, 2016
It was announced today that 15 year-old Sting Ray Robb will compete in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with World Speed Motorsports for the 2017 season. This will be Robb’s rookie season on the second step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder.
“Sting Ray has an impressive racing background,” noted World Speed Motorsports President Telo Stewart. “In addition to an incredible karting resume, Sting Ray ran a limited schedule with us last year in the Formula Car Challenge, and is a proven winner. Sting Ray is ready for PMC and we are looking forward to helping him achieve his goals on the Mazda Road to Indy.” The first race of the season takes place at the Grand Prix of Saint Petersburg in March.
Some of Sting Ray’s accomplishments include:
  • Youngest competitor in NASCAR K&N Pro Series History
  • Race winner in the Formula Car Challenge FormulaSPEED class
  • Podium in his first outing in the Pro Formula Mazda
  • Bryan Herta Career Advancement Scholarship Winner
  • Skip Barber Rookie of The Year
  • Many major karting championships and world competitions
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A note from Sting Ray Robb

From the earliest time I can remember, driving a race car has been my dream. On my 5th birthday my parents got me my first kid kart, I was so excited I shouted “I’ve waited my whole life to be five!” That dream, passion and drive has never dimmed… it has only grown brighter with each passing season and every increase in the size of the machine has been a sensational gift to me!

Moving from karts to cars over the last two years has been a whirlwind as I’ve explored nearly every venue; everything from Corvettes to Pro Mazda, paved and dirt modified cars, as well as NASCAR Road and Oval Track cars. Racing under the tutelage of Telo Stewart at World Speed Motorsports in the FormulaSPEED during this past season was an awesome experience and provided some clarity for my future plans. Winning that class at the IndyCar Go Pro Grand Prix Finale in Sonoma was certainly one of the highlights of my life. It now seems a natural progression to pilot the Pro Mazda for World Speed in the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. I am very excited about the opportunity to again be working with Telo’s talented, experienced, and dedicated crew at WSM.

As one of the youngest competitors in the Pro Mazda Championship, I know there is still a lot to learn and accomplish, a challenge I am very excited about. I do not take this opportunity lightly and pledge to diligently prepare mentally, physically and spiritually as the WSM team guides me through the next levels of open wheel motorsport competition.

I am greatly humbled to be in this position at this juncture of my life and career. All of “us” have worked tremendously hard (all the way back to my kid kart days) to reach this point. I am so thankful and blessed for all my family, friends, fans, sponsors and financial supporters that have believed in me and sacrificed so much through the years. So it is with a heart full of gratitude that I wish you and your families a blessed, safe and happy holiday season. Stay tuned and enjoy the exciting ride with us starting in the Spring of 2017! We’ll keep you posted.

God Speed,
Sting Ray Robb

Sting Ray Robb in victory lane at Sonoma Raceway during GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend. (photo courtesy of Sting Ray Robb)

Sting Ray Robb in victory lane at Sonoma Raceway during GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend. (photo courtesy of Sting Ray Robb)

TSO Ladder Notes from Steve:

  • Robb is the first confirmed Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire driver for the 2017 season.
  • The Mazda Renesis powered Star designed car the 15 year-old Robb will pilot this year will not be completely new to him. After making six starts, including a win on the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend in the FormulaSPEED category of the Formula Car Challenge, Robb made two starts (with two podiums) in Pro Formula Mazda (Pro Mazda) category at the series season finale at Auto Club Speedway. 
  • After winning multiple karting championships, the Payette, Idaho native kept busy racing anything and everything in 2016. Robb was found behind the wheel of K&N Stock Cars on ovals and road courses, modifieds on dirt and pavement, Skip Barber Racing Series cars, and the aforementioned FormulaSPEED and Pro Mazda machinery. 
  • World Speed Motorsports is no stranger to the Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire series. The Telo Stewart led team first contested the series in 2004, and won the then Star Mazda championship with Ace Carrio in 2006. The team won the Pro Mazda Expert title in 2014 and 2015 with Bobby Eberle, but it’s been since 2013 that the team took part in a full championship assault (with current Indy Lights driver Kyle Kaiser). It will be great to have this professional Sonoma Raceway based team back in the paddock on a full-time basis. 
  • You can follow Robb on the following social media platforms: Twitter – Instagram – Facebook