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Bobby Eberle Scores Two Top Tens, and Sting Ray Robb Secures Best Finish Of The Season
This past weekend World Speed’s Pro Mazda Championship drivers headed to Road America for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2017 championship. The double-header Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires event was staged as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend. The 4-mile natural terrain circuit in Wisconsin is one that has long been a driver favorite and promised yet another competitive event for the WSM Mazda Road To Indy racers.

The first sessions started off with wet conditions. Bobby Eberle, who has raced at Road America with WSM in the past, was confident enough that the track would soon dry up and was one of only three Pro Mazda drivers to roll out on slicks. WSM team mate Sting Ray Robb’s strategy was to use the first session to get to know the course and so he started off on rain tires. Towards the end of the session both drivers were on slicks, and the remainder of the weekend was sunny and dry.

Sting Ray Robb 6th
Bobby Eberle 9th

Eberle came into this event confident after a great run at IMS. He got an excellent start, and picked up one position by the checkered flag. Robb was able to move up two positions in the race and secured his best finish of the season.

Sting Ray Robb 4th
Bobby Eberle 8th

Sting Ray Robb 6th
Bobby Eberle 7th
There was a lot of action in race two, and there was an incredible battle between the WSM team mates. Early in the race there were multiple yellow flag incidents, so the field was very close to one another. In the final restart Eberle and Robb ended up side-by-side. Eberle made the pass stick and came out of the corner looking at a top possible top five finish. A lot of close racing ensued and Robb got back up to 5th while Eberle was forced back to 7th. Post-race Robb was assessed a penalty for contact and was issued a 30 second “drive through” penalty.

Bobby Eberle 6th
Sting Ray Robb 11th

An interesting and exciting side note was that Sting Ray’s Engineer Kevin Harrison was back in California welcoming his first child into the world on Friday. Harrison has been working in the Pro Mazda Championship since 2000, and exclusively with World Speed since 2004. Harrison has coached and engineered countless race wins and championships with the team. Harrison monitored Sting Ray’s progress via WSM’s secure network, and made all of the setup and strategy calls from off-site with WSM President Telo Stewart operating as his proxy.

Sting Ray Robb currently sits 6th place in the championship, and Bobby Eberle is right behind him in 7th. Next up on the Pro Mazda Championship scheduled is a double header at Mid Ohio Sportscar Course on July 28 – 30


DynaPro Athletics Partners With Bobby Eberle

Houston, Texas (June 13, 2017)— Bobby Eberle is pleased to announce that DynaPro Athletics will be joining his efforts on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.
DynaPro will partner with Eberle for Rounds 5 and 6 of INDYCAR’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the historic Road America race course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on June 23-25.  DynaPro will join TITLE Boxing Club in Eberle’s pursuit of the overall championship and his quest to show fans and supporters that “age is just a number.”

“I’m so excited to partner with DynaPro Athletics for these races,” said the 49-year-old Texan. “Their exercise equipment is terrific and plays a vital role in my training. Not only are their bands and cables of the highest quality, they are so versatile and make existing exercises even harder. DynaPro believes in our message of inspiring others to push harder and dream bigger.”

“It’s rare to come across a professional like Bobby who’s determined to break the mold and inspire people to become whatever they want to be,” said Matt Masiello, DynaPro Chief Executive Officer. “We are truly excited to support and watch Bobby in his path to make history.”

A regular at the gym, Matt Masiello noticed the quality of the resistance bands he used weren’t to the standard he needed. There was nothing on the market with all the features and quality that he was looking for, so he decided to find a way make his own. After years of research, he finally had a product that he could bring to the gym that people would prefer using over anything else on the market. The DynaPro bands soared to the top on Amazon with great reviews, his team expanded the product line, and Dynapro Direct was featured on the TODAY Show.

He ran this business while keeping his day job in Corporate America until it was big enough to support his growing family. Matt took a risk, and left a great job in Corporate America to follow his passion.

Matt’s goal from the start was to build the highest quality workout products at affordable prices so people could get the most out of their equipment. As a company, DynaPro takes pride in delivering superior equipment, and listening what their customers need. The goal is to have the ability to help their customers lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Throughout the coming month, Eberle will work with DynaPro Athletics to demonstrate the exercise equipment and show how these help him to maintain his edge and fitness.

For more information, visit or follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through @BobbyEberle13. You can also follow the hashtag #RookieStripes, which follows Bobby’s path en route to becoming the oldest rookie at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

Bobby Eberle Debuts TITLE Boxing Club Partnership in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 13, 2017) –  In his first race weekend in six months, Bobby Eberle left the Streets of St. Petersburg with respective 10th and eighth place finishes. The TITLE Boxing Club driver battled electrical gremlins throughout the doubleheader race weekend but was still able to show the field that the offseason work had paid off

“It’s always tough getting up to speed and getting the car dialed in on a street course because of the track conditions changing constantly,” said the 49-year-old Houston, Texas native. “We had a pretty consistent pace going into Race One and the World Speed Motorsports crew did a fantastic job. We just battled mechanical issues throughout the race and were playing catch up the rest of the weekend.”

In Race One, Eberle held on from starting ninth and settled into the 25-lap race and finished in tenth place . Despite the tough race, Eberle focused forward to the second race of the weekend, held at 4:45pm on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, Race Two’s optimism fainted as Eberle and team were exposed to another electrical issue. Eberle held on to finish in eighth position, collecting valuable points going into the series next race at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  His fast lap of the weekend, 1:15.7, put him right in the mix of several drivers who are decades younger.

For Eberle and World Speed Motorsports, the weekend will not be remembered by mechanical issues, but by the introduction of one of the most unique partnerships on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.

“This race meant so much to us, because we were really able to immerse ourselves with our new sponsor, TITLE Boxing Club,” said an enthused Eberle. “This partnership has become much more important than just competing on race weekends. It is about showing everyone in the INDYCAR paddock that age shouldn’t define you.”

Eberle visited the South Tampa TITLE Boxing Club on Wednesday evening, telling his story to the local participants in that evening’s class. “Getting the opportunity to tell people about my life, how fit you truly have to be to race and how TITLE Boxing Club classes will improve their daily life is a really unique honor.”

Eberle will compete in his TITLE Boxing Club Pro Mazda machine next at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 11 and 12. For more information, visit or follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through @BobbyEberle13. You can also follow the hashtag #RookieStripes, which follows Bobby’s path en route to becoming the oldest rookie at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.


Team release and notes: Bobby Eberle Rejoins World Speed Motorsports for 2017 Pro Mazda Championship

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Bobby Eberle Rejoins World Speed Motorsports for 2017 Pro Mazda Championship
HOUSTON, TX – (February 7, 2017) – Bobby Eberle announced today he will rejoin World Speed Motorsports to battle for the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title. Having won the last four Pro Mazda Expert Series Championships, the 48-year old Texan aims to battle it out at the front of the main field in 2017.

“I’m thrilled to be driving for World Speed Motorsports again.” Noted Eberle.  “They are an incredible bunch of guys, and we are all dedicated to raising the bar and doing better than ever. During this season, as I move up to the Championship Class, I needed a team that has experience and a commitment to give 100% all the time. With World Speed, I have no doubt that they will deliver.”

Eberle’s 2017 season will kick off on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 10-12 with a doubleheader race weekend alongside the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener.

“Bobby has already secured a few Pro Mazda Expert Championships with World Speed support,” noted World Speed Team Principal Telo Stewart. “Now, he’s in better shape than many drivers who are 20 years younger.  He also continues to improve his overall pace each and every season.  We worked with Bobby from 2013 to 2015 and are really glad to have him back with us for the 2017 championship.”

Bobby Eberle is the founder of as well as an athlete and former aerospace engineer. He has a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Rice University.

“I’ll be reunited with my coach and engineer from the 2016 season, and I’ll be back with the team that got me started down this road.  I’m so excited to see what we can do. I am also thrilled to be announcing my title partner for 2017 next week.” Ended an enthused Eberle.

TSO Ladder Notes from Steve:

  • Eberle is is the second confirmed World Speed Motorsports entry and fourth confirmed Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire driver for the 2017 season, joining Sting Ray Robb (World Speed Motorsports), TJ Fischer (Team Pelfrey), and Max Hanratty (Leading Edge Grand Prix).
  • Since 2013, the Houston, Texas based Bobby Eberle has made 45 career Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire starts, winning the last three Expert/National class championships. 
  • While very likely not a championship threat, it is great to have drivers like Eberle in the paddock to provide guidance and an example of what you can accomplish when you work hard to some of the younger drivers. 
  • You can follow Eberle on the following social media platforms: Twitter – Instagram – Facebook 

Sting Ray Robb Joins World Speed for 2017 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires

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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
To learn more about Sting Ray Robb visit:

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 

World Speed Returns to the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship for the Season Finale at Mazda Raceway

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World Speed Returns to the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship for the Season Finale at Mazda Raceway
Young Guns Daniel Swanbeck and Joseph Burton-Harris to Contend for Wins at “Mazdapalooza”

September 5th,
Monterey CA

2015 FM Champ Joseph Burton-Harris

It was announced today that World Speed Motorsports has entered two new drivers into the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires Finale. 2015 SCCA FM Champion Joseph Burton-Harris will join the team alongside 2015 SCCA FF Champion Dan Swanbeck. “We are excited to be back in the series, and to be able to bring some great young drivers in for the finale,” stated WSM Team Owner Telo Stewart. “Having three PMC races on the schedule allows these talented rookies lots of great opportunity for learning and also for grabbing some trophies!” Race one will take place on Saturday, followed by two races on Sunday.

The season finale for all three of the Mazda Road to Indy championships takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. Those series will also be joined by the Mazda Prototype Lites and the inaugural Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Invitational to create a true Mazdapalooza weekend.

2015 SCCA FF Champ Dan Swanbeck

“What a great event to be able to develop these drivers at,” added Stewart. “Mazda is such a key part of what we do, and for the entire weekend to revolve around the Mazda brand and to take place at Mazda Raceway is extremely special to us.”

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road course on California’s beautiful central coast. It is widely hailed as one of the top ten traditional road courses in the world.

World Speed Motorsports friends and fans can watch the weekend sessions live on or on their mobile devices by downloading the Mazda Road to Indy app from the Apple Store or Google Play.