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August 06, 2007
Ontario FF: Marcelli Claims Another Win at Inaugural Calabogie Event

Kyle Marcelli scored the win in the first-ever OFFC race at Calabogie Motorsports Park (Photo: KyleMarcelli.com)
Kyle Marcelli scored the win in the first-ever OFFC race at Calabogie Motorsports Park
(Photo: KyleMarcelli.com)

BARRIE, ONT (August 5, 2007) – Professional racecar driver Kyle Marcelli is on the fast-track to superstardom as he continues to impress in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship.

Marcelli recently competed in the inaugural Ted Powell Memorial Trophy races at the beautiful Calabogie circuit, located just outside of Ottawa. Arriving Thursday, Marcelli had the opportunity to tour the new facility and was impressed with the layout of the circuit.

“It looks fast and has a lot of elevation changes which makes it interesting. It’s definitely a world class track,” said Marcelli.

Friday testing went well as the Brian Graham Racing prepared Van Diemen proved to be quick and ran flawlessly, allowing the teenager to concentrate on learning the circuit and finding the speed necessary for a good qualifying session. He spent most of the day at the top of the time sheets.

Saturday went equally as well. In qualifying, Team Owner Brian Graham held Marcelli in the pits for a minute or two to give him room to make some flyer laps. Marcelli went on track and did 5 laps, posting the fastest time and was brought to pit road to conserve the tires for race one later that afternoon.

Marcelli’s confidence was up as he sat on the pole by over one-half of a second. At the drop of the green ha had a clean start and set about distancing himself from the rest of the field. He would win the race by eight seconds at the drop of the chequered flag.

“I really have to thank my mechanic Adam Pitts and Team Owner/Engineer Brian Graham for giving me such an unbelievable car today," commented Marcelli. "It was so consistent and neutral throughout the entire race and I was able to make the most of it.”

On Sunday Marcelli picked up where he left off and grabbed the pole position – his sixth of the season. The race itself was a much more hard fought affair. The overnight rain had changes the track slightly and it affected the car somewhat. He maintained the lead heading into corner one with Matt White right on his tail. Marcelli was struggling to come to put the car exactly where he wanted it but did manage to lead every lap until the second last. Exiting corner 11, White struck the right rear of Marcelli’s car and sent him around. He would return to the track in third position, but with enough damage to the suspension that he could not mount a charge to get back to the lead.

“I am really frustrated at the way that race ended," a dejected Marcelli commented after the race. "It is unfortunate that the race had to be won by taking out the leader. Overall the Brian Graham Racing Team and I proved to be the quickest all weekend long and walk out of here with two pole positions, a win and a third, not too bad really.”

Marcelli leaves Calabogie still leading the Rookie of the Year standings but more importantly is still in the lead for the Championship which will be rewarded with a test in an Indy Pro series car in Homestead, Florida.

Next up for Marcelli is the famed Mosport circuit, August 11-13.

For more information please visit http://www.kylemarcelli.com or http://www.briangrahamracing.com
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