Michai Stephens Wins 2013 Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy

IMG_9199 Sebring, FL. (November 8, 2013) – Michai Stephens, 22, from Evanston, Ill., emerged as this year’s INDYCAR Academy Shootout champion beating 32 other drivers from around the world at the second annual Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy Shootout at Sebring International Raceway.

Stephens, who was a participant in last year’s INDYCAR Academy Shootout showcased his development as a driver. He earned the fastest lap time and lowest average time in six of the eight sessions. Stephens also wins a sponsored ride in the Skip Barber Winter Race Series or Summer Race Series in 2014 which leads to the first step on the Mazda Road to Indy. Skip Barber Racing School is the official racing school of INDYCAR.

“Michai’s triumphant return to compete in the 2nd Annual INDYCAR Academy showed determination and spirit. He clearly has the commitment and resolve to start a career in motorsports. The entire Skip Barber Racing School team looks forward to working with Michai in 2014 and helping him get to the next level in racing” said Michael Culver, CEO of Skip Barber Racing School.

2013 Skip Barber Racing School IndyCar Academy Shootout Final standings:
(Driver name, shootout points, award*)

1st Place – Michai Stephens, 288.3, A full season in the Skip Barber Racing School 2013-2014 Winter Race Series or Summer Race series
2nd Place – Harry Steenbakkers, 260, $15,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
3rd Place – Max Dignan, 226.1, $10,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
4th Place – Eric Sidebotham, 225.6
5th Place – Nicolas Bakker, 202.9
6. Lawrence Richard , 201.9
7. Blake Yoworski, 196.4
8. David Osborne, 163.8
9. Matt Widner, 159.5
10.Ronald Castillo, 156.4
11. JEremy Anderson, 151.8
12. Charlie Powell, 149.4
13. Ian Green, 142.6
14. Keith Ori, 140.3
15. Andres Sanchez, 128.5
16. Sam LeAair
17. Greg Barns Jr.
18. Kaleb Hinton
19. Clint Scherb
20. Nick Contessa
21. Juan Moncada
22. Jaime Colmenares
23. Jeff Antley
24. Patrick Hingston
25. Wilson Yang
26. Brandon Lederer
27. Logan Wolfe
28. Alex Petrov
29. Seth Garner
30. Dennis Diiori
31. Stephan Palma
32. William Nozodze

*All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2014 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events. Prizes are non-transferable and the awards are subject to event rules, available on our website.


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