Apr 152012

Heading into the 2012 season, all eyes will be on 4-time defending champion Michael Iamundi.  The modest driver has had a strangle hold on the series since the start of his championship runs, but might be in store for the toughest competition he has ever seen.

Finishing the 2011 season, there were at times up to 7 drivers within a second of the leader’s time.  Second to Iamundi in the standings, Phil Wang will be eyeing to bump his teammate off the top spot in the 2012 season.  Coming off the Rookie of the Year award for 2011 and third overall, Andrew Waring is carrying a ton of momentum into the 2012 season, finishing on the podium with two wins in all of the final 6 races.  Consistently one of quickest drivers in the field, Steve Bamford will be looking to bounce back from a season which finished with some bad luck, bumping him from 2nd to 4th in the standings after the final weekend.  The other top rookie drivers, Spencer Todd and Dave Taylor, showed lots of potential at the end of the 2011 season.  Todd came up with a pole position in the last weekend, and Taylor finished the season with four podium finishes.  Another driver to watch for 2012 season will be Andrew McMurray.  While he didn’t enter the whole 2011 season, McMurray finished either 1st or 2nd in 7 of the 9 races he entered.  Others to watch into the 2012 season after a solid outing in 2011 will be Kevin Kepelke and Noel Brigido.

Defending the inaugural Masters Championship will be Kevin Deevey, who dominated the 2011 competition.  He will have the likes of Frank O’Hanlon, Dave Aird, Guy Bellingham, Bill Mitchell, and newcomer Desmond Ennis hot on his heals for the 2012 season.

There will be a number of rookies coming in for the 2012 season.  Winning a season scholarship with Vallis Motorsports is Matt Garwood.  Also new to the series are youngsters Reid Arnold and Andre Perez, who will both be fielding cars with AVR Motorsports.  It will surely be exciting to see this talented trio battle it out for Rookie of the Year honors.