Skip Barber Racing Alumni Continue to Succeed in Upper Echelons of RacingJul 22, 2015
Braselton, Ga. – With the Skip Barber Racing School’s Summer Series crossing the midway point, and the announcement of the upcoming Winter Series right around the corner, the racing season for Skip Barber is in full swing. As the series celebrates another successful year of competitive racing, past champions of the system are experiencing an unprecedented success rate in their careers.
In the IndyCar Championship, the leaderboard is riddled with Skip Barber Racing School alumni. The current points leader, Juan Pablo-Montoya, won the coveted Indy 500 and is looking to finish the season on top of the IndyCar championship, but other Skip Barber Racing School trained racers are looking to spoil his trajectory. The past race in Iowa is a prime example of other skilled Skip Barber Racing School trained alumni showcasing their skill and inching their way up the points chart. The podium had a clean sweep of past Skip Barber Racing School racers with Ryan Hunter Reay at the top followed by Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam.
Skip Barber Racing School Alumni in Top 10 of INDYCAR Championship (Current Position on Right Hand Side)
- Juan Pablo Montoya – 1st
- Marco Andretti – 7th
- Josef Newgarden – 8th
- Tony Kanaan – 9th
Moving down the ladder, Spencer Pigot is in contention for the 2015 IndyLights Championship presented by Cooper Tires. He currently sits second, 18 points behind the leader. Pigot was a participant in the Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout and moved into the Skip Barber National Championship in 2010 where he won the title which propelled his career.
Skip Barber Racing School Alumni in Top 10 of IndyLights Championship (Current Position on Right Hand Side)
- Spencer Pigot – R – 2nd
- RC Enerson – R 4th
- Felix Serralles – R 5th
- Kyle Kaiser R – 7th
- Scott Anderson – 9th
Pro Mazda Championship
In ProMazda presented by Cooper Tires, Neil Alberico currently stands in third in the championship point standings. Aberico participated in the Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout before moving up the ladder.
Skip Barber Racing School Alumni in Top 10 of Pro Mazda Championship (Current Position on Right Hand Side)
- Neil Alberico – 3rd
- Garret Grist – 6th
One of the most recent products of the Skip Barber Racing School system is Aaron Telitz. Telitz is currently running with Cape Motorsports Wayne Taylor Racing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. In 2013, Telitz won the Skip Barber Championship Shootout. The following year, Telitz used his scholarship winnings to move into the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship where he finished fourth and earned Rookie of the Year honors in the series with six podium finishes, 11 top-10 finishes and a victory in the “Night Before the ‘500” at Lucas Oil Raceway. Currently, Telitz sits in third behind another Skip Barber Racing School graduate, Jake Eidson.
Eidson, who won multiple championships in the Skip Barber Race Series, is also having a spectacular year in his third year in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. He is currently in second place, 17 points from the points leader.
Skip Barber Racing School Alumni in Top 10 of USF2000 Championship (Current Position on Right Hand Side)
- Jake Eidson – 2nd
- Aaron Telitz – 3rd
- Luke Gabin R – 6th
- Garth Rickards R – 8th
- Nikita Lastochkin – R – 9th
- Ayla Agreen – R – 10th
Skip Barber Racing School takes pride in the 40 years of history of training champions and this year’s alumni continue to showcase the proof in our formula. As another season nears its close, the Skip Barber Racing school family celebrates the success of the many alumni and continues to train the next legends in the sport. The Skip Barber Racing School Winter Series Schedule will be announced in the coming weeks and will enlist more talent than ever.
About the Skip Barber Racing School
For 40 years, Skip Barber Racing School operates a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and special projects across North America. No other organization delivers such a combination of high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences. Skip Barber Racing School is the leader in training motorsport legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and many more.
Skip Barber is the Official FIA Regional Training Provider for the United States