Formula Race Series Sebring PreviewSep 21, 2022
The Skip Barber Formula Race Series visits one of the oldest continuously operating race tracks in the United States, Sebring International Raceway, for the penultimate round. The 3.7-mile, bumpy and technical course has hosted a variety of auto racing since its first race in 1950 and will host the new Skip Barber Formula Car for the first time this weekend.
Top motorsports drivers from around the world have started their racing journey with the Race Series. Sergio Perez, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, A.J. Allmendinger, and Juan Pablo Montoya are just a few of the notables who began their careers with the Skip Barber Race Series. With equalized race cars and a focus on driver development, the Skip Barber Formula Race Series is the perfect platform for aspiring racers to jumpstart their racing dreams.
Last week, Skip Barber Racing School announced its partnership with Andersen Promotions, naming Skip Barber Racing School the Official Racing School of USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires next year. The new partnership will extend the current, unrivaled scholarship-funded ladder system to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Indianapolis 500, anchored by the Road to Indy and USF Juniors. Beginning in 2023, the champion of the Skip Barber Formula Race Series will be offered a scholarship valued at $100,000 to advance to USF Juniors the following season.
Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series runner-up Elvis Rankin continues to lead the championship standings with 310 points. Rankin has had an impressive debut season in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, winning five of the ten races so far this season. After a difficult round for the points leader, Jeshua Alianell and Bobby Krug both began to close the points gap on Rankin at Road America. Last year’s Skip Barber Formula Race Series runner-up Alianell sits second with a win and six podium finishes, only thirteen points back from Rankin. After sweeping the last race weekend, Krug made up ground on the front runners as a single point separates him and Alianell. Krug showed tremendous improvement over his rookie season last year, claiming ng three wins and six podium finishes. Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series Champion Mikkel Gade is fourth with 271 points and is still searching for his first win of the season. Gade continues to improve throughout the season with two podium finishes. His most recent podium was a runner-up finish at Road America. Skip Barber Formula Race Series veteran William Lambros holds on to fifth with 214 points after missing the previous round at Road America but boasts three podium finishes in eight starts.
Bob Perlmutter continues to lead the Masters’ division with 135 points. In second place, 45 points back, is Rocco Orlando. Quentin Wahl, Edgar White, and Nathaniel Duckles round out the Top 5 in the Masters’ division.
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