Rounds 15 & 16 Preview Skip Barber National Finale at Lime Rock Park

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Rounds 15 & 16 Preview
Skip Barber National Finale at Lime Rock Park

Braselton, GA. (Oct. 3). With autumn looming in the distance, the competitors of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda journey to the Northeast to Lime Rock Park for the final two rounds of the season. With a grand prize of a scholarship for the full 2012 season of the Cooper Tires Presents USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda, pressure will be at an all-time high for points leader and sophomore racer Scott Anderson, who currently holds a 10 point lead over MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman. Seven points behind Hindman sits Brandon Newey, another sophomore determined to win the title.

After a rocky season, Sebastian Ordonez will bring with him the momentum of a race win in the previous Round at Autobahn Country Club. He currently holds fourth in the championship in front of Shelby Blackstock, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela and Franco Aragones.

To make the championship more equal, at the conclusion of the final Round, drivers will have their two worst finishes dropped from the total points calculations. As with every race weekend, to ensure a more equality, the cars are tested then tuned prior to each race weekend to perform within a specific performance window then weight-equalized to account for the size and build of each driver in the field.

The Skip Barber National racers will be racing in conjunction with the Skip Barber Summer Formula Series and the MAZDASPEED Challenge. Session times will not be time certain, so keep up with all the action on twitter.com/skipbarbernatl. The first practice session will take place Thursday morning, October 6th, 2011 at roughly 9:00am.

Entry list for Rounds 15 and 16 at Lime Rock Park
Name, Age, Hometown, Sponsors

Scott Anderson, 22, Fort Collins, CO, Laser Nail Centers, Neuropathy Testing Center of Colorado
Franco Aragones, 14, Cancun, Mexico
Shelby Blackstock, 21, Nashville, TN, Starstruck Entertainment
Brian Cook, 41, Northampton, MA
Danilo Estrela, 18, Goiania, Brazil, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Thomas Merrill Motorsports
Trent Hindman, 16, Wayside, NJ, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Sparco, Racelite
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco, Bell
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Michael Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley
Greg Strelzoff, 41, Playa Vista, CA

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Top 10, Championship Point Standings after 14 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

1. 438pts Scott Anderson (4 Poles, 5 Wins, 10 Podiums)
2. 428 Trent Hindman (5 Poles, 3 Wins, 8 Podiums)
3. 421 Brandon Newey (1 Pole, 2 Wins, 10 Podiums)
4. 379 Sebastian Ordonez (4 Poles, 2 Win, 5 Podiums)
5. 367 Shelby Blackstock (2 Podiums)
6. 354 Danilo Estrela (3 Podiums)
7. 267 Thomas McGregor (2 Wins, 3 Podiums)
8. 164 Franco Aragones
9. 135 Devin Jones
10. 92 Remo Ruscitti

Championship Point Standings after 14 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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