Skip Barber National – Road Atlanta preview

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Braselton, Ga. (September 22) The 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National heads to Road Atlanta this weekend to support the American Le Mans Series for the 12th Annual Petit Lemans Powered by MAZDA6, joining The Atlantic Championship and Star Mazda for the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development triple header at the famed 2.54 mile circuit northeast of Atlanta.

Heading into the penultimate rounds of the 2009 championship, San Clemente, Calif. driver Connor De Phillippi holds a 42 point advantage over second place driver Court Vernon on the strength of seven wins in 10 races. Vernon in turn is 44 points up on third place Kyle Marcelli; the Key Biscayne, Fla. driver having picked up his first (and to date, only) win of the season at Barber Motorsports Park in July.

MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development drivers continue to make strong showings this season, with Vernon in second place and a tie between Dennis Trebing and Sage Karam for fifth place.

Round 9 of the Skip Barber National takes the green flag on Thursday at 6:05 PM, with Round 10 set to roll off at 11:25 on Friday. Watch for Qualifying and Race updates throughout the weekend.

Entry list, Rounds 9 & 10, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, Road Atlanta, 2.54 mile, 12-turn road course

Julian Albarracin, 15, Bogota, Colombia
Dom Bastien, 63, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Al Carter, 43, Greenville, Del.
Connor De Phillippi, 16, San Clemente, Calif.
Michael Dorrbecker, 16, Mexico
Ashley Freiberg, 17, Homer Glen, Ill.
Sage Karam, 14, Nazareth, Penn.
Robert La Rocca, 21, Delray Beach, Fla.
Isaac Lyons, 20, Hillsborough Down, Northern Ireland
Spencer Pigot, 16, Windermere, Fla.
Sean Rayhall, 14, Austell, Ga.
Felix Serralles, 17, Haines City, Fla.
Brian Skinner, 32, Philadelphia, Penn.
Kevin Tittle, 20, South Pasadena, Calif.
Dennis Trebing, 17, Cape Coral, Fla.
Court Vernon, 17, Key Biscayne, Fla.

Jim Altemus

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