The 2022 Race Season is Here! – Alumni ReportFeb 07, 2022
The green flag has officially flown over the 2022 IMSA and NASCAR seasons with the Rolex 24 at Daytona two weekends ago and the Clash at the LA Coliseum this past weekend. Skip Barber Alumni found their way onto the podium early in the season.
The 60th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway provided action across the 24-hour endurance race as teams battled cooler than normal temperatures. Skip Barber graduate Colton Herta piloted the No. 81 DragonSpeed LMP2 car from five laps down to win the LMP2 class Rolex 24 championship. John Potter found his way to the podium with a second place finish in GTD supported by a cast of Skip Barber alumni including Andy Lally, and Spencer Pumpelly. In another pair of runner-up positions, Ricky Taylor and his No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 to second place in the DPi class and Colin Braun fought his way to a second place finish behind the wheel of the No. 54 CrowdStrike/Flex-Box Ligier in the LMP3 class.
The 2022 NASCAR season kicked off this past weekend with the Busch Light Clash, a non-points paying exhibition race, at the LA Coliseum. The unique race saw many firsts for the sport of NASCAR including the first race with the Next Gen car, first Clash race outside of Daytona and the first race ever run inside the LA Coliseum. Skip Barber graduate Kyle Busch finished the night in the second-place position after he qualified his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole position for the main event and led the most laps with 64 of 150.