Rounds 7 & 8 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road America

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Rounds 7 & 8 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road America

Lakeville, Conn. (Jun. 27). Rounds 7 and 8 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda will take place this week at Road America, a historic four-mile, fourteen-turn road course. With two race wins and three podiums, 22 year-old Scott Anderson currently holds a 10 point advantage over 18 year old Brandon Newey who has placed on the podium four times in the past six races. Currently the only driver to place in the top five for every race event, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman holds the third position in the championship standings. As the most recent Skip Barber National race winner, Hindman will be sure to bring with him the momentum of his first race win at Lime Rock Park last month.

Known for its long straightaways, Road America provides excellent drafting opportunities, adding to the strategic element of the race events. For many of the young racers, Rounds 7 & 8 will be their first timeracing at the historic track. The young National racers will be racing inimagesconjunction with the SkipBarber 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 lapping session will take place Thursday, June 30th, and the first official practice session will be Friday, July 1st.

Entry list for Rounds 7 and 8 at Road America, 4.0 Miles, June 30-July 3rd
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
Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Sparco, Racelite
Andrew Hobbs, 17, Glendale, WI
Devin Jones, 16, Mooresville, NC, Social Distortion, Impact Racing, Racing Electronics
Kyle Kaiser, 15, Santa Clara, CA
Thomas McGregor, 19, Saskastoon, Canada, Exclusive Management, Inc./Dairy Queen
Jack Mitchell, Jr., 14,Clarendon Hills, Illinois Anesthesia/Suburban Women’s Healthcare
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco/Bell
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Micheal Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley
Zachary Silver,14 ,Hinsdale, IL

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Championship Point Standings after 6 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

1. 186pts Scott Anderson (2 Wins, 2 Poles, 3 Podiums)
2. 176 Brandon Newey (1 Win, 4 Podiums)
3. 174 Trent Hindman (3 Poles, 1 Podium)
4. 170 Thomas McGregor (2 Wins, 3 Podiums)
5. 157 Sebastian Ordonez (1 Pole, 2 Podiums)
6. 156 Shelby Blackstock (1 Podum)
7. 150 Danilo Estrela (2 Podiums)
8. 135 Devin Jones
9. 92 Remo Ruscitti
10. 90 Franco Aragones
11. 54 Scott Heckert
12. 45 Mukul Sud
13. 41 Patrick Gallagher

Championship Point Standings after 6 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Cup

1. 70pts Brian Cook
2. 70 Peter Ludwig
3. 64 Greg Strelzoff
4. 30 Pat Daly

Remaining Schedule
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
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

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