Skip Barber National: Rounds 9 & 10 Preview at Road AtlantaJul 18, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rounds 9 & 10 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road Atlanta
Lakeville, Conn. (Jul. 18). Officially halfway through the 2011 season, the contention for the champion title remains open for the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. The next double header event in the equal car championship takes place this week at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. As with the previous event at Road America last month, the draft on the 2.54-mile, 12 turn road course will play a crucial role in adding to the strategic element to the on track action for Rounds 9 and 10.
With three wins and five podiums, twenty-two year old Scott Anderson currently holds a two point lead over eighteen year old Brandon Newey who currently has two wins and six podiums. Close behind and sitting comfortably in third in the standings is MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman who is the only driver to place in the top five for all eight rounds. This week, expect to see strong battles over the fourth through seventh spots in the standings, as Thomas McGregor, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela, Sebastian Ordonez and Shelby Blackstock all sit within just seventeen points of each other.
The Skip Barber National racers will be racing in conjunction with the Skip Barber Summer Formula Series and the MAZDASPEED Challenge. Session times will not be time certain, so keep up with all the action on twitter.com/skipbarbernatl.The first lapping session will take place Wednesday, July 20th, and the first official practice session will be Thursday, July 21st.
Entry list for Rounds 9 and 10 at Road Atlanta, 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course
Name, Age, Hometown, Sponsors
Scott Anderson, 22, Fort Collins, CO, Laser Nail Centers, Neuropathy Testing Center of Colorado
Franco Aragones, 14, Cancun, Mexico
Shelby Blackstock, 21, Nashville, TN, Starstruck Entertainment
Michael Edwards, 56, Cincinnati, OH
Danilo Estrela, 17, Goiania, Brazil, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Thomas Merrill Motorsports
Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Sparco, Racelite
Thomas McGregor, 19, Saskastoon, Canada, Exclusive Management, Inc./Dairy Queen
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco, Bell
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Micheal Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley
Greg Strelzoffr, 41, Playa Vista, CA
Top 10 Championship Point Standings after 8 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda
1. 246pts Scott Anderson (2 Poles, 3 Wins, 5 Podiums)
2. 244 Brandon Newey (1 Pole, 2 Wins, 6 Podiums)
3. 234 Trent Hindman (3 Poles, 1 Win, 3 Podiums)
4. 217 Thomas McGregor (2 Wins, 3 Podiums)
5. 206 Danilo Estrela (3 Podiums)
6. 202 Sebastian Ordonez (2 Poles, 2 Podiums)
7. 200 Shelby Blackstock (1 Podium)
8. 135 Devin Jones
9. 92 Remo Ruscitti
10. 90 Franco Aragones
Championship Point Standings after 8 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Cup
1. 70pts Brian Cook
2. 70 Peter Ludwig
3. 64 Greg Strelzoff
4. 30 Pat Daly
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Rounds 9 & 10: July 21-23 at Road Atlanta with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 11 & 12: August 11-13 at Lime Rock Park with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 13 & 14: September 9-11 at Autobahn with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 15 & 16: Oct 6-8 at Lime Rock Park with Skip Barber Regional Series
About the Skip Barber National Series
Dedicated to the development of aspiring race car drivers, the Skip Barber National is an open wheel, entry-level, equal car championship that provides the athletes with media exposure, expert coaching, on-track experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. The Skip Barber National is the series that launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos and many more. The top 10 drivers in the Skip Barber National Series point standings will also receive prizes and awards to aid in the development of their motorsports careers.
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