Lichfield racer Adam Christodoulou has roared to success in American by winning round three of the Star Mazda Championship.
Despite dominating the practice sessions leading up to the race, Christodoulou was made to work hard for his victory at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, USA.
After getting off to a strong start, the 2008 UK Formula Renault champion’s plans for the race were hampered by a crash involving other drivers which saw the safety car come out.
But when the re-start came, Christodoulou’s JDC Motorsports team-mate Alex Ardoin stole the initiative and leaped to the head of the field.
The Lichfield driver remained patient though and found his way past Ardoin to take the chequered flag and leave him top of the Star Mazda Championship leaderboard.
Speaking after his latest victory, he said:
“It definitely wasn’t an easy race. Alex was pretty quick, got a decent re-start and he pulled away at the start while I was battling it out with the guys behind me. I caught back up with him and pushed him as hard as I could into the first corner and I think he hit the kill switch, and that was it for him. Obviously I passed him, took the lead and just kept my head down and took it to the end.”
Christodoulou was also the top-finishing driver among those signed up for the Racing For Kids program and will have $500 donated in his name to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and a matching amount to a children’s hospital in the U.K.