Skip Barber National Round 9 & 10 Wrap Up: Anderson Dominates Road Atlanta

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Round 9 & 10 Wrap Up: Anderson Dominates Road Atlanta

Lakeville, Conn. (Jul. 26). After an unbearably hot weekend at Road Atlanta, Rounds 9 and 10 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda complete, Scott Anderson continues to hold the top position in the battle for the championship. Points leader Scott Anderson had an almost perfect weekend, winning both races and one California Scents Pole position at Road Atlanta. Increasing his points lead from two to thirteen points over Brandon Newey, Anderson is not only that much closer to becoming the 2011 champion, but he also closes in on the grand prize of a scholarship to compete in the full 2012 season of the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.

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Ordonez (7), McGregor (4), Hindman (9), Anderson (54), Estrela (73), Newey (46), Blackstock (74) and Aragones (34)

Race 1, Round 9 of 16
Championship points leader Scott Anderson lead the field to green, with Thomas McGregor quickly putting pressure on for the lead position. Going four wide in turn ten of the first lap, Sebastian Ordonez took the lead over Brandon Newey, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman, Thomas McGregor and Scott Anderson. Using the draft at the historic track to his full advantage, Hindman made a big run on the inside and took the lead in lap two. By lap five, Hindman and McGregor pulled away from the pack with a five car-length lead, but Ordonez and Newey quickly gained the top two positions. Ordonez and Newey battling over the lead allowed MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela to slip by and take over.

Laps nine through eleven consisted of the Ordonez, Newey and Estrela traded the lead position through every turn, fighting hard and racing clean. Suffering from a possible mechanical issue, Shelby Blackstock fell to the back of the pack from his sixth starting position.

In the penultimate lap, McGregor and Estrela had contact in turn ten, ending the race early for both of the racers. McGregor finished a lap down in the pits with a broken right rear, and Estrela stranded on track two laps behind. In the final lap, Anderson took the lead, followed closely by Newey. Newey made a last attempt at a pass coming to the checker flag, but finished 0.081 seconds behind the leader. Sebastian Ordonez finished third, earning his third podium of the weekend. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman finished fourth, and Franco Aragones received his first top five finish of the season, finishing in fifth.

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Round 9 Podium (l. to r.) Brandon Newey (P2), Scott Anderson (P1), and Sebastian Ordonez (P3)

OFFICIAL Results for Round 9 of 16
Road Atlanta, 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course
Friday, July 22, 2011

(Starting position in parenthesis)
1. (1) Scott Anderson, 22, Fort Collins, CO
2. (3) Brandon Newey (+0.081) 18, Indianapolis, IN
3. (2) Sebastian Ordonez (+0.317) 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
4. (4) Trent Hindman (+1.020) 15, Wayside, NJ
5. (8) Franco Aragones (+1.490), 14, Cancun, Mexico
6. (6) Shelby Blackstock (+16.799) 21, Nashville, TN
7. (5) Thomas McGregor (1 Lap) 19, Saskatoon, Canada
8. (7) Danilo Estrela (2 Laps) 17, Goiania, Brazil
Race length: 16 laps of 2.54-mile road course
Time of race: 26 minutes
Conditions: Overcast, dry and humid
Margin of victory: 0.081 sec.
Lap leaders: Scott Anderson 1; Sebastian Ordonez 2; Trent Hindman 3; Ordonez 4; Hindman 5; Anderson 6; Hindman 7; Ordonez 8; Danilo Estrela 9; Brandon Newey 10; Ordonez 11; Newey 12-13; Anderson 14; Newey 15; Anderson 16.
Fastest race lap: Trent Hindman (1:35.446 / 95.803 mph)
California Scents Most Progressive: Franco Aragones

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Hindman (9), Newey (77), and Blackstock (72) in the Esses at Road Atlanta

Race 2, Round 8 of 16

With his third California Scents Pole position of the season, Sebastian Ordonez had a strong start, leading MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman and the rest of the field through the first lap. Heading up the hill out of turn one, Hindman took the lead, fighting off McGregor as he tried to gain position. Side by side into turn ten, McGregor finally grabbed the lead, only to have Trent quickly regain the position. Brandon Newey held third while Ordonez and MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela held fourth and fifth.

As the field shifted into a train to better work the draft, Hindman pulled away from the pack, gaining a three car length lead. Near the halfway point, Estrela made a dive bomb move down the hill approaching turn ten, advancing to third position. Meanwhile, Anderson slowly caught up to Hindman and the pair worked the draft together to distance themselves from the pack. The rest of the field quickly realized the workings of the lead duo and all worked together to catch up to the leaders. Hindman lead Anderson, Ordonez, Newey and Blackstock with five laps to go.

In lap 11, Estrela and McGregor had contact leaving turn one, once again ending Estrela’s race early. New race leader Sebastian Ordonez became an unfortunate victim when motor issues ended his race early with just three laps to go. For the remainder of the race Hindman, Newey and Anderson fought for the lead, with Anderson taking home the win. Hindman came in second, earning his fourth podium of the season. Shelby Blackstock earned his second podium of the season, starting seventh and finishing in third, also winning him the California Scents Most Progressive award.

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Round 10 Podium (l. to r.) Shelby Blackstock (P3), Scott Anderson (P1) and Trent Hindman (P2)

OFFICIAL Results for Round 10 of 16
Road Atlanta, 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course
Saturday, July 23, 2011

(Starting position in parenthesis)
1. (2) Scott Anderson , 22, Fort Collins, CO
2. (3) Trent Hindman (+0.540), 15, Wayside, NJ
3. (7) Shelby Blackstock (+1.393), 21, Nashville, TN
4. (6) Brandon Newey (+1.707) , 18, Carmel, IN
5. (8) Peter Ludwig (10.029)
6. (4) Thomas McGregor (+36.510), 19, Saskatoon, Canada
7. (1) Sebastian Ordonez (3 Laps), 16, Deerfield Beach, FL
8. (5) Danilo Estrela (5 Laps), 17, Goiania, Brazil
Race length: 16 laps of 2.54-mile road course
Time of race: 26 minutes
Conditions: Cloudy, dry and humid
Margin of victory: 0.540 sec.s
Lap leaders: Trent Hindman 1; Anderson 2; Sebastian Ordonez 3; Thomas McGregor 4-5; Hindman 6-9; Anderson 10; Hindman 11; Ordonez 12; Hindman 13; Anderson 14; Brandon Newey 15; Anderson 16
Fastest race lap: Sebastian Ordonez (1:35.281 / 95.969 mph)
California Scents Most Progressive: Shelby Blackstock

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The field heading into Turn 10 at Road Atlanta

Parathyroid.com Most Cumulative Points Winners:
1. Scott Anderson
2. Brandon Newey and Trent Hindman
3. Sebastian Ordonez and Shelby Blackstock

Championship Point Standings after 10 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda

1. 317pts Scott Anderson (3 Poles, 5 Wins, 7 Podiums)
2. 304 Brandon Newey (1 Pole, 2 Wins, 7 Podiums)
3. 294 Trent Hindman (3 Poles, 1 Win, 4 Podiums)
4. 267 Thomas McGregor (2 Wins, 3 Podiums)
5. 258 Sebastian Ordonez (3 Poles, 3 Podiums)
6. 255 Shelby Blackstock (2 Podiums)
7. 253 Danilo Estrela (3 Podiums)
8. 135 Devin Jones
9. 116 Franco Aragones
10. 92 Remo Ruscitti
11. 56 Zachary Silver
12. 54 Scott Heckert
13. 52 Kyle Kaiser
14. 46 Andrew Hobbs
15. 45 Mukul Sud
16. 41 Patrick Gallagher
17. 40 Jack Mitchell, Jr.

Championship Point Standings after 10 of 16 Rounds
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Cup

1. 105pts Peter Ludwig
2. 70 Brian Cook
3. 64 Greg Strelzoff
4. 30 Pat Daly

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Remaining Schedule

2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda

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.

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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