Rounds 11 & 12 Wrap Up: Anderson Maintains Points Lead

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Round 11 & 12 Wrap Up: Anderson Maintains Points Lead

Lakeville, CT (Aug 15). Only two double headers remain in the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, and the battle for the championship remains open as just nine championship points separate current leader Scott Anderson and Brandon Newey. At the conclusion of Rounds 11 and 12 at Lime Rock Park, Newey had reduced the gap by four points by earning a second and a third place finish. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman earned two podium finishes as well, taking home his second win of the season. The series next heads to the North Course at Autobahn Raceway September 9-11th.

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Round 11
Championship points leader Scott Anderson started from the California Scents Pole position for the fourth time in the 2011 season and quickly gained a sizeable lead once the green flag waved. Each lap, Anderson continued to expand his lead as Trent Hindman, Brandon Newey, Shelby Blackstock and Sebastian Ordonez battled over second position. Starting eighth, Ordonez worked his way up to the front of the field and together with MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman, the two worked together to separate from the pack and rejoin the leader. Newey and Blackstock followed suit and were able to close the gap separating them from the leaders as well.

Before too long, Ordonez caught up to Anderson, forcing the race leader to start racing defensively. As Ordonez made a pop for the lead, Anderson spun in turn one and the field saw a new leader in Ordonez with seven laps to go. Anderson recovered and rejoined quickly, passing Franco Aragones and Danilo Estrela in sixth and seventh in the following lap. Newey and Hindman went three wide with the race leader down the front straight, and Hindman snatched the lead exiting turn one. As the white flag waved, Newey and Ordonez were neck and neck at the line. Heading into turn one, Sebastian Ordonez took the lead position and continued on to earn his first Skip Barber National win of the season. Brandon Newey finished in second just 0.156 seconds behind and Trent Hindman came in third.
6038868328_e6b81b07ddOFFICIAL Results for Round 11 of 16
Friday, August 12, 2011, Lime Rock Park
Starting position in parenthesis

1. (8) Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
2. (2) Brandon Newey (+0.156), 18, Indianapolis, IN (pictured right)
3. (3) Trent Hindman (0.986), 15, Wayside, NJ
4. (6) Shelby Blackstock (1.073), 21, Nashville, TN
5. (1) Scott Anderson (2.307), 22, Fort Collins, CO
6. (5) Danilo Estrela (5.243), 18, Goiania, Brazil
7. (4) Franco Aragones (5.364), 14, Cancun, Mexico
8. (9) Michael Johnson (36.160), 18, Mount Morris, MI
9. (7) Brian Cook (1 Lap), 41, Northampton, MA
Race length: 24 laps of 1.520-mile road course
Time of race: 23:52.174
Conditions: Sunny, dry and warm
Margin of victory: 0.156 seconds
Lap leaders: Scott Anderson 1-17; Sebastian Ordonez 18; Trent Hindman 88
California Scents Most Progressive: Sebastian Ordonez

Round 12
MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman led the field to green for the second race of the weekend with Shelby Blackstock passing Brandon Newey to take second position as the field raced down the straight. Not one to give up easily, Newey reclaimed his position into the first turn, while Sebastian Ordonez and Scott Anderson battled for fourth. Nearing the end of the first lap, Hindman already created a six car length lead over the field. Newey and Blackstock continued to fight for territory, allowing Hindman to continue to increase his lead as the race continued. In lap eight, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela gained two positions, passing Franco Aragones and Skip Barber National newcomer Tristan Nunez. Shortly after, however, Estrela was called into pitlane for a safety check after fluid was reported to be leaking from his machine. After inspection, Estrela was cleared to rejoin.

Meanwhile, Anderson passed Newey for second and quickly started to pull away to chase after Hindman who still held an incredible lead. With nine laps to go, Hindman’s lead was over two seconds, but as the laps dwindled, Anderson slowly caught up, just feet within the leader’s draft. Newey, Blackstock and Ordonez raced under the white flag three-wide for third position. At the finish line, Trent Hindman took home his second win of the season, with Scott Anderson 0.547 seconds behind and Brandon Newey in third.

6034325676_338abd9a51OFFICIAL Results for Round 12 of 16
Saturday, August 13, 2011, Lime Rock Park
Starting position in parenthesis

1. (1) Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ
2. (4) Scott Anderson (+0.547 seconds), 22, Fort Collins, CO
3. (2) Brandon Newey (5.628), 18, Indianapolis, IN
4. (3) Shelby Blackstock (5.646), 21, Nashville, TN
5. (6) Sebastian Ordonez (6.125), 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
6. (7) Danilo Estrela (14.709), 18, Goiania, Brazil
7. (5) Franco Aragones (14.748), 14, Cancun, Mexico
8. (8) Tristan Nunez (13 Laps), 15, Boca Raton, FL
9. (9) Peter Ludwig (22 Laps), New Patlz, NY
Race length: 22 Laps of 1.520-mile road course
Time of race: 21:52.925
Conditions: Overcast, dry and warm
Margin of victory: 0.547 seconds
Lap leaders: Trent Hindman 1-19
California Scents Most Progressive: Scott Anderson

Parathyroid.com Most Cumulative Points Winners:
1. Trent Hindman
2. Brandon Newey
3. Sebastian Ordonez

Top 10 Championship Point Standings after 12 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

1. 375pts Scott Anderson (4 Poles, 5 Wins, 8 Podiums)
2. 366 Brandon Newey (1 Pole, 2 Wins, 9 Podiums)
3. 359 Trent Hindman (4 Poles, 2 Win, 6 Podiums)
4. 319 Sebastian Ordonez (3 Poles, 1 Win, 4 Podiums)
5. 311 Shelby Blackstock (2 Podiums)
6. 303 Danilo Estrela (3 Podiums)
7. 267 Thomas McGregor (2 Wins, 3 Podiums)
8. 164 Franco Aragones
9. 135 Devin Jones
10. 92 Remo Ruscitti

(Pictured right: Brian Cook)
Championship Point Standings after 10 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Cup

1. 140pts Peter Ludwig
2. 105 Brian Cook
3. 64 Greg Strelzoff
4. 30 Pat Daly

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Points leader Scott Anderson (Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

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Remaining Schedule
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Rounds 13 & 14:
September 9-11 at Autobahn with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 15 & 16: Oct 6-8 at Lime Rock Park with Skip Barber Regional Series

About the Skip Barber National Series

Dedicated to the development of aspiring race car drivers, the Skip Barber National is an open wheel, entry-level, equal car championship that provides the athletes with media exposure, expert coaching, on-track experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. The Skip Barber National is the series that launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos and many more. The top 10 drivers in the Skip Barber National Series point standings will also receive prizes and awards to aid in the development of their motorsports careers.

About Parathyroid.com

Parathyroid.com is a multi-media educational website recognized as the leading authority on diseases of the parathyroid glands. Parathyroid tumors are small tumors located in the neck which affect one in 1000 people causing high blood calcium, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, depression, and kidney stones, among other conditions. www.parathyroid.com

About California Scents

California Scents is a manufacturer of high quality air freshening products and has provided consumers with over 17 years of long-lasting fresh scents from exciting and eco-friendly products. California Scents products are available at major retailers throughout North America and are also available in over 65 countries around the world through authorized distributors. Some of the company’s popular brands include; California Scents, Pet Scents, Cool Scents, California Car Scents and Cool Gel. From gels, non-aerosol sprays and fiber pads to car vent clips and odor eliminators, California Scents provides a variety of products to meet any air freshening need. www.CaliforniaScents.com.

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Kelly Brouillet
kbrouillet@skipbarber.com

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