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PRUETT: A chance, a hope and a future

There are no participation trophies on the Mazda Road To Indy. And you won't find the dead ends that have plagued so many other open-wheel training systems in the past. Take it from Brazil's Victor Franzoni, the kid who just won the Pro Mazda championship, who summed up the MRTI's value in 18 eloquent words: "Mazda is not just giving the prize money in the Mazda Road to Indy, they are giving hope." The 21-year-old Sao Paulo product is following in the footsteps of countryman Tony Kanaan, who chased similar opportunities with empty pockets before Franzoni was born. Working 60-70 hours a week as a race car mechanic, Franzoni's busy life outside his Juncos Racing Pro Mazda chassis...
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