Racecar drive Jason Rabe finished 11th out of 14 drivers in his debut in the Pro Mazda Championship at the Grand Prix of Houston on Saturday in Houston, Tex. Rabe, of Millville and Monticello, N.Y., is a former employee at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.

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The race was on a 1.69-mile, 10-turn course in downtown Houston. The event, with Rabe in car No. 29, will have a second Pro Mazda Championship race at 8:45 a.m. today (Sunday). Rabe, 29, was driving for M1 Racing, which is based in Dallas.

The Pro Mazda Championship is an open-when series that's the second of three stages of the Road To Indy Series.

"I'm glad I finished," Rabe said. "There were some handling issues as I got adjusted to the car, because I've only been tesing it two days. The other guys have been driving their cars all year. This is my first-ever street race. It was great to see the crowds as you were going down the streets. (Friday) we had an autograph session. That was pretty cool, and it was all new for me."

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