Press Releases

Jim Russell: Smrz Sweeps Third Consecutive Event

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:31AM Press Releases

The 2009 Jim Russell Championship Series resumed over the weekend (September 12-13), with Rounds 11 and 12 taking place at Infineon Raceway in Northern California. Defending series champion Brett Smrz was the driver to beat in the doubleheader, leading Aleks Altberg and Gregory Liefooghe to the checkered flag in race one, before scoring the win ahead of Nick Galante and Altberg in race two.

After a day of pre-event testing for the majority of the Jim Russell Championship Series competitors, wet weather conditions on Saturday morning required the Jim Russell crew to change tires for practice laps. The weather improved later in the morning however, allowing racing slicks to again be mounted on the FJR-50 race cars for qualifying and the...

Jim Russell Championship: Smrz Extends Win Streak to Four

Monday, August 24, 2009 6:47AM Press Releases

SONOMA, CALIF. (August 18, 2009) – American Brett Smrz continued his dazzling return to the Jim Russell Championship Series this past weekend (August 15-16), winning Rounds Nine and Ten from the pole position. The up-and-coming racing talent has now won all four races he has contested since rejoining the series.

A month after making a return to the Jim Russell Championship Series, Smrz was back behind the wheel of the Formula 3 equivalent FJR-50 car at Infineon Raceway in Northern California. The defending champion, despite missing Friday testing/practice, was immediately up to speed in qualifying on Saturday morning. Working on posting a fast lap on cold tires, Smrz turned the quickest lap of the session early on, eventually...