Skip Barber National: Rounds 11 & 12 at Lime Rock Park Preview

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Monday, August 08, 2011

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Rounds 9 & 10 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road Atlanta

Lakeville, Conn. (Aug. 18). After dominating the previous two races at Road Atlanta last month, sophomore racer Scott Anderson holds a 13-point lead over Brandon Newey in the championship battle of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. This week, Newey and the rest of the field will have another opportunity to close the points gap as the series reconvenes at Lime Rock Park for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 16 race season.

MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman has had a strong season so far, earning consistent results and staying in the championship battle. Sebastian Ordonez, Shelby Blackstock and MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela head into the weekend with only five championship points separating the trio. Anderson, Newey, Hindman and Sebastian Ordonez all have something to prove this week, riding on the momentum of their recent nominations for the prestigious Team USA Scholarship.

imagesThe Skip Barber National racers will be racing in conjunction with the Skip Barber 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 practice session will take place Thursday afternoon, August 11th.
Entry list for Rounds 11 and 12 at Lime Rock Park
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
Brian Cook, 41, Northampton, MA
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
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco, Bell
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Michael Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley

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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

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

Remaining Schedule
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
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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