Formula Race Series VIR PreviewJun 14, 2022
The Skip Barber Formula Race Series is back in action this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway in conjunction with the SRO GT World Challenge Weekend. The picturesque 3.27-mile road course is one of the newest on the Skip Barber Racing School lineup of tracks. The mix of high-speed and technical corners will make for an exciting challenge for the second round of the series.
Top drivers across all motorsports across the world have started their racing journey through the Race Series. Sergio Perez, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, A.J. Allmendinger, and Juan Pablo Montoya are just some of the names of previous Skip Barber Race Series drivers. With equalized race cars and a focus on driver development, the Skip Barber Formula Race Series is the perfect platform for the aspiring racer to jumpstart their dreams of racing.
Elvis Rankin heads into the weekend as the points leader by only a margin of 2 points over Dean Lambros. Rankin, who placed second overall in the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, put on a stellar performance for his first race weekend in the Skip Barber Race Series, placing himself on pole in wet conditions and finishing on the podium in both races. Series veteran Dean Lambros was able to fight Rankin off for the Race 1 victory but fell short of the podium in Race 2. One point behind Dean Lambros is last year’s runner-up, Jeshua Alianell, who swept the weekend with podium finishes. Sophomore driver Bobby Krug occupies the fourth spot, 7 points behind Alianell. Last year’s champion Johnny Guindi sits in fifth, 2 points back from Krug. In the Masters division, Jimmy Dai put on a clinic, taking the win in both races at Lime Rock Park. Bob Perlmutter edges out Rocco Orlando by a single point for the second-place position in the Masters points standings.
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