Andre Gomes Wins The Inaugural Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Shootout

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Andre Gomes Wins The Inaugural Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Shootout

ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2013) – Andre Gomes (pictured here with Skip Barber instructor Bruce 324751359483215650 MacInnes) is a 25-year-old computer technician currently living in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also the first Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Shootout Champion.

He will receive a sponsored ride in either the 2013 summer Skip Barber Regional Race Series presented by Mazda, with the opportunity to climb the Mazda Road to Indy ladder to the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Today, Bryan Herta also announced that the winner will be given a hospitality and garage pass to be part of the Barracuda Networks team for this year’s INDY 500. So Andre Gomes will receive a garage tour from Mr. Herta himself, meet the Barracuda Networks team’s driver before the race and be on the starting grid.

The drivers received a maximum of 70 points for each of their 4 on-track sessions. Those points were awarded based on the fastest lap that session, which received 35 points, and the fastest average lap that session, which received 35 points. After the top spot, points descended for the rest of the group the same way they would in a Skip Barber Race Series event. Points were deducted for “four-offs,” spins and crashes.

324751359475409410 An additional 70 points was available based on the evaluation of the world-famous Skip Barber Racing School instructors. Their points were awarded based on the driver’s attitude, desire, and ability to apply feedback, to name a few off the long list of criteria.   

With the first INDYCAR Academy in the books, the next INDYCAR Academy opens its doors for a new set of candidates looking to become the next IZOD IndyCar Series champion. Interested individuals can call 800.221.1131 to talk to a School and Series Advisor.

The final Championship Points standings
Name/Points/Hometown/Occupation/Age

  1. Andre Gomes, 330.88, Nashua, New Hampshire, Computer Technician, 25
  2. Connor Clifford, 321.50, Chicago, Illinois, Bartender, 25
  3. Javier Cantu-Lucero, 312.88, Seattle, Washington, Kart Track Operator, 20
  4. Michai Stephens, 303.00, Evanston, Illinois, Construction, 20
  5. David Alpert, 302.00, Naples, Florida, Web Consultant/Student, 24
  6. Jose Sabastian Cedeno, 298.13, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, Floor Specialist, 24
  7. Todd Soukup, 295.13, Chicago, Illinois, Mechanical Engineer, 29
  8. Michael Wu, 290.50, Woodbridge, Virginia, Software Engineer, 27
  9. Aaron Gravelle, 277.00, San Francisco, California, Marketing, 24
  10. Max Hanratty, 275.75, Hartland, Wisconsin, Student, 19
  11. Doug Peterman, 274.25, Bend, Oregon, Student, 21
  12. Matthew Ivanhoe, 267.00, Greenwich, Connecticut, Internet Entrepreneur, 25
  13. Tyler Clary, 264.75, Riverside, California, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, 23
  14. Andrew Baxter, 254.00, Runsom, New Jersey, Student, 23
  15. John Howe, 239.63, Grass Lake, Michigan, Test Driver, 24
  16. Adam Diamond, 231.25, Atlanta, Georgia, Project Manager, 24
  17. Cody King, 231.13, Clarklake, Michigan, Sciences Promoter, 21
  18. Justin Finkle, 228.75, Delmar, New York, Gemologist, 30
  19. Aaron Walker, 228.00, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Landlord, 22
  20. Jarrett Oversreet, 218.75, Roanoke, Virginia, Student, 18
  21. Matthew Wilkes, 211.75, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Student, 21
  22. James Allard, 209.25, Hoosick, New York, IT Specialist, 27
  23. Brandon Pratt, 202.00, Milford, Pennsylvania, Air National Guard, 26
  24. Alan Baker, 193.25, British Columbia, Computer Consultant, 51
  25. Wolfgang O’Bergin, 192.25, Ukiah, California, Construction, 22
  26. Mac Wolff, 182.25, Katy, Texas, New Homes Sales, 23
  27. Reza Kianersi, 180.75, Fresno, California, Engine Tuner, 29
  28. Corey Wright, 172.50, West Green, Georgia, Student, 20
  29. Joshua Lenhard, 167.88, Las Vegas, Nevada, Single Father/Data Entry, 25
  30. David Matlock, 167.00, Springfield, Missouri, Emergency Physician, 33
  31. Matthew DonMoyer, 137.00, Aurora, Colorado, Field Engineer, 24
  32. Jaime Colmenares, 102.00, San Francisco, California, Senior Manager, 39

Learn more about the first Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy field here.

Grand Prize for the shootout is a full season in Skip Barber Summer Race Series presented by Mazda.

Qualifying for the next Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy is simple: the finalists have to graduate from one Skip Barber 3-Day Formula Car Racing School and a 2-Day Advanced Formula Car Racing School in 2013 and apply. Individuals must meet the following criteria to be nominated for the Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy:  

  • No Professional Racing Experience
  • No Karting Experience 
  • No other academy or shootout experience apart from Skip Barber Racing School

In the Skip Barber Race Series, competitors race for an opportunity to climb to the top of the motorsports ladder through a sponsored advancement up the Mazda Road to Indy.

With the first INDYCAR Academy in the books, the next INDYCAR Academy opens its doors for a new set of candidates looking to become the next IZOD IndyCar Series champion. Interested individuals can call 800.221.1131 to talk to a School and Series Advisor.

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