Skip Barber National Preview – Road America
Thursday, August 20, 2009 This weekend the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented visits Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and the historic Road America. For the first time in 2009, The Skip Barber National is the premiere event of the weekend, with the Skip Barber Summer Race Series and Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge running as support races.
Connor De Phillippi continues to be the class of the field; racking up seven podiums – five of those wins – in eight opportunities. Entering Rounds 9 & 10 of the 2009 championship, the second year driver from San Clemente, Calif. gained five points on second place driver Felipe Polehtto – for a 32-point lead – after a win and a second at the last rounds at Barber Motorsports Park. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Court Vernon strengthened his hold on third place at Barber Motorsports Park with a pair of poles a second and his first career Skip Barber National win. Kyle Marcelli moved up spot to fourth in the championship with a pair of top five finishes in Alabama. Stevan McAleer, running on a shoestring budget this season, rounds out the top five in the standings with four podiums in eight races. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development drivers continue to progress this season, with Vernon in third, Dennis Trebing in sixth and Sage Karam in seventh.
Entry list, Rounds 9 & 10, 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, Road America, 4.0 mile, 14-turn road course.
Julian Albaracin, 15, Bogota, Colombia
Al Carter, 42, Greenville, Del.
Connor DePhillippi, 16, San Clemente, Calif.
Cameron Dodson, 21, Greenfield, Ind.
Dr. Michael Edwards, 55, Cinncinati, Ohio
Ashley Freiberg, 17, Homer Glen, Ill.
Sage Karam, 14, Nazareth, Penn.
Robert La Rocca, 21, Delray Beach, Fla.
Isaac Lyons, 20, Hillsborough Down, Ireland
Kyle Marcelli, 19Barie, Ontario, Canada
Stevan McAleer, 24, Glasgow, Scotland
Felix Serralles, 17, Haines City, Fla.
Brett Smrz, Coeur d’Alene, Id.
Dennis Trebing, 17, Cape Coral, Fla.
Court Vernon, 17, Key Biscayne, Fla.
Quentin Wahl, 63, Santa Barbara, Calif.