Brazilian driver Deniz Navarro recently completed his first Star Mazda test with Andersen Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 21-year-old pilot has spent the last two seasons in the Brazilian F3 ranks. Last season, he finished 3rd in the overall Brazilian F3 championship, with 4 wins and 11 podiums. He was remarkably consistent, finishing inside the top-five in 76% of his starts, with only one DNF.
If Navarro is able to put together a Star Mazda program for 2009, I feel, he will be an immediate contender.