Skip Barber National: Round 8: Newey Grabs Second Win of Season at Road America (UNOFFICIAL)

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Round 8: Newey Grabs Second Win of Season at Road America (UNOFFICIAL)

Elkhart Lake, WI. (Jul. 2). Today sophomore racer Brandon Newey picked up his second win of the season at Road America in Round 7 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. Approaching the checker flag, Newey made a last lap pass on race leader Thomas McGregor, and snatched the win by 0.084 seconds. The win marked the sixth top five finish for Newey, and the second place finish was the fifth top five finish for McGregor. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Driver Trent Hindman finished third, after leading several laps of the race. The third place finish continues Hindman’s streak of finishing on the podium for every race this season. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela finished fourth, marking his fourth top five finish of the season. The top four drivers raced hard, exchanging the lead numerous times during the 25 minute race, sometimes going three wide through the historic track.

Tomorrow morning, the drivers compete in the second race event of the double header weekend. Sebastian Ordonez will lead the field to green for Race 2, Round 8.

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Round 7 Winner Brandon Newey hugs his father, Steve Newey
(Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

UNOFFICIAL Results for Round 7 of 16
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Road America, 4 mile road course

1. Brandon Newey, 18, Indianapolis, IN
2. Thomas McGregor (+0.084) , 19, Saskastoon, Canada
3. Trent Hindman (+0.209), 15, Wayside, NJ
4. Danilo Estrela (+0.254), 17, Goiania, Brazil
5. Kyle Kaiser (+0.684) 15, Santa Clara, CA
6. Zachary Silver (+1.669), 14 ,Hinsdale, IL
7. Scott Anderson (+1.676), 22, Fort Collins, CO
8. Andrew Hobbs (+7.741), 17, Glendale, WI
9. Shelby Blackstock (+ 14.585), 21, Nashville, TN
10. Sebastian Ordonez (+21.889), 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
11. Jack Mitchell, Jr. (+2 Laps), 14,Clarendon Hills

Results will be official pending video review.

Up Next:
Round 8 of 16, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda Sunday Morning, July 3, 2011 (event not time certain)

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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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