Skip Barber National Round 13 & 14 Wrap Up: Strong Weekend for Hindman and Anderson

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Skip Barber National Round 13 & 14 Wrap Up: Impressive Weekend for Hindman

Braselton, GA. (Sept. 13). As the races dwindle down in the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, the battle for the championship, as well as the grand prize of scholarships for the 2012 USF2000 race season, remains open. Scott Anderson had another successful weekend, finishing on both podiums of the double header event at Autobahn Country Club. Points runner up Brandon Newey is still fighting strong, also earning a podium finish in Round 13. The weekend was filled with a variety of weather conditions including rain, fog and perfectly sunny conditions. The young racers adapted with each change in conditions to put on another weekend filled with spectacular racing. Trent Hindman jumped from second to third in the championship standings, just ten points behind points leader Scott Anderson. Only two races remain in the season as drivers race Rounds 15 and 16 at Lime Rock Park October 6-8, 2011.

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Scott Anderson still maintains his points lead (Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

Round 13
California Scents Pole sitter Sebastian Ordonez made a good jump at the green flag to gain a five car length lead after the first corners of Autobahn Country Club. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman also made a successful start, holding the second position by a solid five car lengths. Shelby Blackstock had his hands full as Brandon Newey and Franco Aragones battled hard for position. In lap three, Brandon Newey made a strong pass on Blackstock for fourth position and started to create space between his competitor and catch up to the leaders. Meanwhile, Hindman slowly started to reel in the pole sitter, reducing the leader’s gap by two car lengths. Points leader Scott Anderson was further back, racing up in third position.

Blackstock and Franco Aragones put on some incredible racing for those in attendance, racing nose-to-tail for the majority of the seventeen lap event. Although they were racing against each other, they still managed to work together to try to catch up to Newey, who had gained a good gap. In lap 14, Trent Hindman caught up to Ordonez, and skillfully passed him for the lead. Before the end of the lap, Ordonez suffered a mechanical issue and was forced to retire early with just three laps to go. With over a four second lead, Hindman earned the win, followed by Scott Anderson and Brandon Newey.

OFFICIAL Results for Round 13 of 16, Autobahn Country Club
Starting Position in parenthesis, Name, Age, Hometown

1. (2) Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ
2. (4) Scott Anderson (+4.323), 22, Fort Collins, CO
3. (6) Brandon Newey (17.711), 18, Indianapolis, IN
4. (5) Shelby Blackstock (21.717), 21, Nashville, TN
5. (3) Franco Aragones (22.053), 14, Cancun, Mexico
6. (7) Danilo Estrela (30.642), 18, Goiania, Brazil
7. (1) Sebastian Ordonez (3 Laps) , 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
Race length: 17 laps
Time of race: 26:53.438
Conditions: Sunny, dry and warm
Margin of victory: 4.323 seconds
Lap leaders: Sebastian Ordonez 1-14; Trent Hindman 15-17
Fastest Lap: Trent Hindman (1:33.918/ 80.496 mph)
California Scents Most Progressive: Brandon Newey

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Franco Aragones sporting his rain gear (Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

Round 14
MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman started Round 14 on pole, but just as in the previous day’s race, Sebastian Ordonez had a great opening lap, and created a five length lead which quickly expanded to a ten car length lead by the end of the first lap. Hindman raced close behind in second with Scott Anderson on his heels, but losing ground. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela started seventh and by lap three, he had worked his way up the field to pass Brandon Newey for fifth position. In the same lap, Shelby Blackstock passed Scott Anderson and pulled away as he started to close in on Hindman in second. The pair found themselves working together to catch back up to Hindman and Ordonez who had gained significant ground at the rest of the pack.

Meanwhile, Newey worked to reel in Estrela, racing in fifth. With each lap, Newey slowly inched closer to the Brazilian, but Estrela still held the position. Anderson and Blackstock continued to race for third, with Anderson holding the position. In lap twelve, Anderson had a slight wobble coming out of turn four, giving Blackstock a small advantage, but not enough to take the position. The drivers had slight contact, but were both able to continue, with Anderson taking home the third spot on the podium. Sebastian Ordonez had a perfect race, winning over Trent Hindman by 5.465 seconds.

OFFICIAL Results for Round 14 of 16, Autobahn Country Club
Starting Position in parenthesis, Name, Age, Hometown

1. (2) Sebastian Ordonez
2. (1) Trent Hindman (+5.465), 15, Wayside, NJ
3. (4) Scott Anderson (13.547), 22, Fort Collins, CO
4. (3) Shelby Blackstock (14.275), 21, Nashville, TN
5. (7) Danilo Estrela (16.844), 18, Goiania, Brazil
6. (6) Brandon Newey (19.796), 18, Indianapolis, IN
7. (5) Franco Aragones (20.528), 14, Cancun, Mexico
Race length: 14 laps
Time of race: 21:19.126
Conditions: Sunny, dry & warm
Margin of victory: 4.323 seconds
Lap leaders: Sebastian Ordonez 1-14
Fastest Lap: Sebastian Ordonez (1:30.590/83.453mph)
California Scents Most Progressive: Danilo Estrela

Parathyroid.com Most Cumulative Points Winners:
1. Trent Hindman
2. Scott Anderson
3. Sebastian Ordonez

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Hindman (left) and Anderson before heading on track (Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

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

Photos from the weekend will be avaiable shortly through the link provided below.

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Remaining Schedule
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
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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