Bize Completes Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Weekend Sweep At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Braselton, Ga. (July 14, 2014)- The Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Series crossed the border this past week to race on the famed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The field showcased the depth of talent within the series, but Lucas Bize, of New York, finished the weekend with two outstanding wins.
In the championship point standings, Kemper holds the point lead with 453. Albano sits 10 markers behind, with Foley in third having collected 423 points.
In the first race of the weekend, Lucas Bize, of New York, claimed the top step of the podium. Performing well in qualifying, Bize started off the race at second, but despite having a strong position in class, Bize quickly dropped to fourth in the opening lap. Despite dropping off early, Bize perserved.  On lap 22, he got around Robby Foley to take the lead and eventual win.
Ben Albano, of Greenwich, Connecticut, scored a second-place finish at the controls of his No. 61 Project Yellow Light SBMX-5. Completing the Skip Barber podium was Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, California, in his No. 99 Royal Rugby SBMX-5.
In the last race of the weekend, Bize continued his weekend with another top spot placing. Bize and Albano borke away from the pack early. The distance between Bize and Albano allowd the two some breathing room, whicn in turn allowed them to run fast laps in the draft. Albano took second and Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, California, finished third, behind the wheel of his No. 99 Royal Rugby SBMX-5.
The MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Championship includes six double race weekends. The champion of the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge class receives a scholarship toward the 2015 season of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Series.
The second place winner receives a full season in the Skip Barber Racing School MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge and the third-place winner receives a scholarship for half a season in the Skip Barber Racing School MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge.
Top 3 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Championship Standings:

  1. Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, CA —453 points
  2. Ben Albano, of Greenwich, CT —443  points
  3. Robert Foley, of Randolph, NJ — 423 points
For detailed point standings, click here.
About Skip Barber Racing School Professional Racing
Skip Barber Racing School, since its founding in 1975, has prided itself on helping create the next-generation of racers. The Skip BarberMAZDASPEED Pro Challenge class races within the 2014 CA Pro-Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup. This class provides another step in the MAZDASPEEDMotorsports Development Ladder for racers aiming to race professionally in sports cars. Since 2007, Skip Barber Racing School has run the MAZDASPEED Challenge race series in Mazda MX-5 Cup race cars. After some test racing in 2011, the full-fledged pro racing class started in 2012
About Skip Barber Racing School Race Series
For 39 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, has been 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, Josef Newgarden, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot and many more.
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