Rounds 5 & 6 Preview: Skip Barber National at Lime Rock Park

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Lakeville, Conn. (May. 24). In just two days, the racers of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda head to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut for Rounds 5 and 6 of the sixteen race season. The series will be racing Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with GrandAm at the historic 1.53-mile, seven turn road course.

At the previous event at Virginia International Raceway, Thomas McGregor claimed championship points lead from Brandon Newey, who is a mere two points behind the leader. Approaching Rounds 5 and 6, the battle for the championship is close and tight, with only 15 points separating fifth from first place.

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Brandon Newey and Thomas McGregor

Keep up with all the action (and find out how to watch live timing on your phone) on twitter.com/skipbarbernatl.

Friday, May 27, 2011
9:00-9:25am Practice
9:25-9:50am Qualifying for Race 1
4:40-5:05pm Practice
5:50-5:30pm Qualifying for Race 2

Saturday, May 28th, 2011
9:00am-9:40am Race 1, Round 5 of 16 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

Monday, May 30, 2011
10:40-11:15am Race 2, Round 6 of 16 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

Entry list for Rounds 5 and 6 at Lime Rock Park, May 26-30, 2011
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
Danilo Estrela, 17, Goiania, Brazil, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Thomas Merrill Motorsports
Scott Heckert, 18, Ridgefield, CT
Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Sparco, Racelite
Devin Jones, 16, Mooresville, NC, Social Distortion, Impact Racing, Racing Electronics
Peter Ludwig, New Paltz, NY
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco/Bell
Thomas McGregor, 19, Saskastoon, Canada, Exclusive Management, Inc./Dairy Queen
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Micheal Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley

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Championship Point Standings after 4 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda

1.122 pts.Thomas McGregor (2 Win, 3 Podiums)
2.120 Brandon Newey (1 Win, 3 Podiums)
3.119 Scott Anderson (1 Win, 2 Poles, 2 Podiums)
4.110 Sebastian Ordonez (1 Pole, 2 Podiums)
5.107 Trent Hindman (1 Pole)
6.105 Danilo Estrela (2 Podiums)
7.100 Shelby Blackstock
8. 92 Remo Ruscitti
9. 90 Franco Aragones
10.87 Devin Jones
11. 45 Mukul Sud
12. 41 Patrick Gallagher

Remaining Schedule
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda

Rounds 5 & 6: May 27-30 at Lime Rock Park with GRAND-AM
Rounds 7 & 8: July 1-3 at Road America with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 9 & 10: July 21-23 at Road Atlanta with Skip Barber Regional Series
Rounds 11 & 12: August 11-13 at Lime Rock Park with Skip Barber Regional Series
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.

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