TJ Fischer Concludes 2017 Season
 September 4, 2017| 
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Watkins Glen, N.Y.– TJ Fischer endured an up and down final weekend of the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship that saw the Californian racer finish 10th and fifth in the pair of races at Watkins Glen International. 

The 24-year old kicked off the weekend by qualifying a solid fourth for the first race. The joy was short lived, however, as a failing fuel pump relegated him to the back of the field. Despite the engine cutting out several times a lap, Fischer was able to come home 10th, scoring valuable points for the championship.
 
With a new engine and fuel pump in place for qualifying for Race Two, Fischer took to a cold and damp track Saturday evening. The track conditions would ultimately catch Fischer out, as he contacted the wall in turn five, ending the session before he had even turned a lap time.
 
The comeback in the final race ofthe 2017 would be something to behold. Starting 12th on a completely wet circuit, Fischer worked his way towards the front in impressive fashion. After 40 minutes of green-flag racing, he had worked his way all the way up to fifth.
 
While Fischer had spent the majority of the season in third in the overall championship, he ultimately had to settle for fourth. Despite the lack of fortunes this year, he feels as though it’s been a great season for learning and developing crucial partnerships along the way.
 
“A big upside was having Propeller Health on the car,” Noted Fischer. “Asa main sponsor working with them on the Project O2 initiative, the #Race2TheRescue activation was tremendous, yet again. The partnership is constantly evolving, we’re getting more and more out of it and working with Dmitry Stupakov from Propeller Health, he does a really great job at understanding asthma and relating how we can make Project O2 and #Race2TheRescue even bigger and better. Partnering with them has been such a breath of fresh air and I cannot wait to work with them on an expanded basis in 2018.”
 
With the 2017 season now wrapped up, Fischer has his eyes firmly set on moving up to Indy Lights for 2018 with a view of one day competing in the Indianapolis 500.
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