Skip Barber Summer Series Take on Lime Rock Park

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Skip Barber Summer Series Take on Lime Rock Park: Racers Set Sights on Road America


 

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Skip Barber Summer Series racers took to Lime Rock Park this past weekend to build on the momentum of the first rounds in Road Atlanta. Current Skip Barber Racing School partner BFGoodrich also provided participants and families shirts to celebrate Rounds 3 & 4 of the series.  Familiar faces showed their dominance in the arena while newcomers quickly learned the notorious nature of Lime Rock Park – a speedy and exciting track filled with history. The weekend proved to be difficult with rain in the forecast early in the week and wet track conditions later in the weekend. Racers had to quickly adjust their lines to maximize their success during turns and passes.

In the first Group, Formula, Skip Barber Racing School Academy Champion Chase Owen snagged a well-deserved win holding off hard-charger Timo Reger who started the race in the back due to an incident in the first qualifying session. At one point of the race, Reger was more than 12 seconds off from the leader but inched closer to Owen each lap of the session. Reger would follow Owen in the podium and would secure a 2nd place finish. Rounding out the group was Kyle Masson. The highest finishing Grand Master, Chris Brassard, narrowly missed the podium, coming in 4th place.

In the second race of Group 1, Timo Reger built on his second place finish in the first race – he would qualify on pole in the second qualifying session of the weekend, which proved to be a smart move since his starting position would solidify his win in the second race of the weekend. Reger would be followed by Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship Winner Daniel De La Calle in second. Rounding out the top three was Grand Master Jeffrey Stern who drove consistently and expertly to beat younger drivers including Kyle Masson and David Porcelli.

In the MAZDASPEED Challenge, Jim Craige came out of ‘retirement’ to jump into a seat of an MX-5 and his muscle memory kicked in. Craige grabbed two outstanding wins. Experienced young racers did not give up without a fight however – Gavin Reichelt and Bryan Hixon fought hard with Craige in the first race of Group 2, but couldn’t make their passes stick. Craige would be followed by Hixon in second and Reichelt in third. The second race for Group 2 proved to be remarkable as Craige had to work harder than ever to hold off the pack behind him. Craige would be successful, but not by a big margin. Reichelt, who took home second, narrowly missed Craige by a mere .17 seconds. Zachary Month would round out the top three.

In Group 3, Race 1, familiar faces showcased their dominance in the series including last year’s Runner-Up in the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship, Dakota Dickerson, who took home the win followed by hard-charger Jorge Herrera who narrowly missed the top spot. Grand Master Jeffrey Stern rounded out the top 3 beating his share of past scholarship winners. In the second Race of the Group, last year’s Karts to Cars Champion and Runner-Up went head to head, but Dakota Dickerson’s pole position would be difficult to overcome for Daniel De La Calle who would move two spots from his starting position to grab second. Grand Master Pat Daly had an epic bobble after the downhill at the track, but his experience showed as he saved going four off in a big way. He would round out the top three.

In the second group of the MAZDASPEED Challenge, Jim Craige could not restrain doubling in Group 2 and 4 and it paid off. Craige would continue his dominance taking home the win in his two respective races. Jose Da Silva would take home 2 second place finishes while Masters racer Ken Martin would take home 2 third place finishes.

Racers rest for a few weeks before setting their site on the iconic Road America circuit on July 6-9, 2015for Rounds 5&6 of the Skip Barber Summer Series.


Group 1, Race 1 

  • Pole Sitter: Chase Owen
  • Winner: Chase Owen
  • Top Master Racer: Chris Bassard -GM

Competitor                 Total Time                     Diff                     Best time             

  1. Chase Owen                 25:39.458                                            58.636
  2. Timo Reger                   25:44.333                04.875                   58.524
  3. Kyle Masson                 25:53.278               13.820                   59.017
  4. Chris Brassard -GM        26:24.923               45.465                  01:00.292
  5. David Porcelli                 26:29.331               49.873                   59.087
  6. Jeffrey Stern -GM           26:37.802                58.344                  59.052
  7. Craig Zaph -M,R             25:49.998               1 lap                     01:01.255
  8. Charles Stricher              25:53.228               1 lap                    59.730
  9. Peter Meck -R                26:11.134                1 lap                   01:01.730
  10. Paul Fletcher -GM            26:38.868             1 lap                    01:02.810
  11. John Purcell -GM              25:39.676              2 laps                 01:00.724
  12. Christopher Denicolo -M    25:53.131              4 laps                 01:03.502

 

Group 1, Race 2 

  • Pole Sitter: Timo Reger
  • Winner: Timo Reger
  • Top Master Racer: Jeffrey Stern -GM
Competitor                                 total time         diff                 best time             
  1. Timo Reger                           25:45.939                               58.639
  2. Daniel De La Calle                 25:49.687        03.748             58.688
  3. Jeffrey Stern -GM                   26:09.857        23.918             59.523
  4. Kyle Masson                         26:23.062        37.123             59.397
  5. David Porcelli                         26:29.716        43.777             58.731
  6. Chris Brassard -GM                26:39.898        53.959             01:00.584
  7. Peter Meck -R                        25:56.368        1 lap               01:00.415
  8. Craig Zaph -M,R                     26:01.100        1 lap                01:01.470
  9. Charles Stricher                      26:18.623        1 lap               01:00.017
  10. Paul Fletcher -GM                  25:47.078        2 laps              01:02.853
  11. Christopher Denicolo -M          25:56.400        2 laps              01:02.739
  12. John Purcell -GM                    25:56.570        2 laps              01:01.126
  13. Chase Owen                          16:39.384        12 laps             58.771

 

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca- August  20-23, 2015 – Summer Series
(Formula Only)
7.5% Off Deadline: June 20, 2015
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track in central California used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, built in 1957 near both Salinas andMonterey, California, USA.
The racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) long, with a 180 feet (55 m) elevation change. Its eleven turns include the “Corkscrew” at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition, and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts to sports car racing to music festivals

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Group 2, Race 1
  • Pole Sitter: Jim Craige-M
  • Winner: Jim Craige-M
  • Top Master Racer: Jim Craige-M
Competitor                                  Total Time                     Diff                     Best time            

  1. Jim Craige –M                         26:07.068                                            01:01.998
  2. Bryan Hixon                            26:16.660                    09.592              01:02.125
  3. Gavin Reichelt                        26:20.288                    13.220             01:02.406
  4. Casey Cronk                          26:22.066                     14.998             01:02.561
  5. Ben Hankinson                       26:31.937                    24.869             01:02.238
  6. Tom Hankinson -GM               26:33.050                    25.982             01:02.741
  7. Zachary Month                       27:12.771                    01:05.703        01:02.656
  8. Jose Dasilva                          25:16.978                    1 lap                01:02.181
  9. Nelson Heumann                    27:00.415                    1 lap                01:03.097

 

Group 2, Race 2 

  • Pole Sitter: Jim Craige-M
  • Winner: Jim Craige-M
  • Top Master Racer: Jim Craige-M
Competitor                                  Total Time              Diff                     Best time            
  1. Jim Craige -M                              26:01.623                                   01:01.765
  2. Gavin Reichelt                             26:01.797         00.174                01:01.871
  3. Zachary Month                             26:02.499         00.876                01:01.678
  4. Bryan Hixon                                 26:03.271        01.648                 01:01.815
  5. Casey Cronk                                26:32.963        31.340                 01:02.560
  6. Nelson Heumann -GM                   26:33.342        31.719                 01:02.494
  7. Jose Dasilva                                 26:49.599        47.976                 01:01.702
  8. Steve Craige -GM                          26:55.021        53.398                 01:02.630
  9. Tom Hankinson -GM                      26:15.024        1 lap                    01:02.851
  10. Ben Hankinson                              07:03.467        20 laps                01:05.075

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Group 3, Race 1

  • Pole Sitter: Chase Owen
  • Winner: Dakota Dickerson
  • Top Master Racer: Jeffrey Stern- GM
Competitor                            Total Time              Diff                     Best time       
  1. Dakota Dickerson             25:51.333                                             59.064
  2. Jorge Herrera                    25:55.571                 04.238                   59.174
  3. Jeffrey Stern -GM               26:08.394                17.061                   59.836
  4. Pat Daly -GM                     26:10.010                18.677                  59.704
  5. Chase Owen                      26:20.526                29.193                   58.957
  6. Jonathan Sugianto              26:28.560                37.227                    01:00.394
  7. Chris Brassard -GM            26:43.590                52.257                    01:00.951
  8. Gary Vizioli -GM                   26:51.953              01:00.620                01:00.731
  9. Steven Hahn -GM                 26:41.868               1 lap                       01:02.762
  10. Luis Vargas                          26:57.722               2 laps                     01:04.957
  11. Jocelyn Robert -GM               26:16.212               3 laps                     01:06.815
  12. Daniel De La Calle                 13:45.556               22 laps                    01:00.926

 

Group 3, Race 2 

  • Pole Sitter: Dakota Dickerson
  • Winner: Dakota Dickerson
  • Top Master Racer: Pat Daly- GM

Competitor                            Total Time              Diff                     Best time       

  1. Dakota Dickerson                 25:57.877                                              59.256
  2. Daniel De La Calle                26:00.523              02.646                       59.274
  3. Pat Daly -GM                       26:14.542             16.665                        59.778
  4. Jorge Herrera                        26:18.297             20.420                        59.654
  5. Jeffrey Stern -GM                  26:33.437             35.560                    01:00.483
  6. Chris Brassard -GM              26:44.972             47.095                     01:00.898
  7. Gary Vizioli -GM                   26:52.070             54.193                     01:00.904
  8. Steven Hahn -GM                  26:43.772             1 lap                       01:03.257
  9. Luis Vargas                          26:12.456             2 laps                      01:03.518
  10. Jocelyn Robert -GM               26:35.227             2 laps                     01:04.465
  11. Jonathan Sugianto                14:13.902             12 laps                     01:00.155

Group 4, Race 1

  • Pole Sitter: Jim Craige-M
  • Winner: Jim Craige-M
  • Top Master Racer: Jim Craige-M
Competitor                            Total Time              Diff                     Best time       
  1. Jim Craige -M                          26:21.688                                            01:02.233
  2. Jose Dasilva                            26:32.001                    10.313             01:02.509
  3. Ken Martin -M                          26:47.600                    25.912             01:03.210
  4. Steve Nelson -GM                    26:34.516                    1 lap                01:03.325
  5. Steve Craige                            26:35.609                    1 lap                01:02.717
  6. Dimitrios Vagios -GM, R           26:56.176                    1 lap                01:03.826
  7. Tom DiCandido -GM, R             27:16.062                    1 lap                01:04.843
  8. Aaron Fernandes                     27:00.765                    2 laps               01:07.257
  9. Jonathan Joseph -M                 27:08.722                    2 laps               01:08.129
  10. Al Scarpa -GM, R                    26:25.604                    3 laps               01:10.696

 

Group 4, Race 2 

  • Pole Sitter: Jim Craige-M
  • Winner: Jim Craige-M
  • Top Master Racer: Jim Craige-M
Competitor                                 Total Time              Diff                     Best time       
  1. Jim Craige -M                           36:29.864                                01:02.171
  2. Jose Dasilva                             36:30.857        00.993             01:02.268
  3. Ken Martin                               36:31.181        01.317             01:03.023
  4. Steve Nelson -GM                     36:31.562        01.698             01:03.183
  5. Dimitrios Vagios -GM, R            36:33.876        04.012             01:03.229
  6. Aaron Fernandes                      36:48.659        18.795             01:07.152
  7. Tom DiCandido -GM, R             36:35.428        1 lap                01:05.072
  8. Jonathan Joseph -M                 34:30.510        2 laps               01:05.754
  9. Steve Craige -GM                     23:20.375        8 laps               01:03.068
  10. Al Scarpa -GM, R                    06:00.714        20 laps             01:09.484

 

Schedule
COMPLETED Rounds 1 & 2 at Road Atlanta -May 13-17, 2015 (Formula & MX-5)
COMPLETEDRounds 3 & 4 at Lime Rock Park– June 1-6, 2015 (Formula & MX-5)
Rounds 5 & 6 at Road America– July 6-9 2015 (Formula Only)
Rounds 7 & 8 at Homestead (Evening Race) – August  5-8, 2015   (Formula & MX-5)
Rounds 9 & 10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca– August  20-23, 2015 (Formula Only)
Rounds 11 & 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Course – September 3-6, 2015 (Formula Only)
Rounds 13 & 14 at VIR Full Course – September 28 – September 30 , 2015 (Formula Only)
Rounds 15 & 16 at NOLA– Oct. 22 – 24, 2015 (Formula Only)
Couldn’t Make Lime Rock Race Weekend, BUT still want to race?
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VIR Full Course – September 28-30 , 2015 – Summer Series
(Formula Only)
10% Off Deadline: June 28, 2015
This historic track, located near the North Carolina border in Danville, Virginia, is one of the most challenging road courses in the country. The 1.6 mile South Course features a 3,000 foot straightaway, 70 feet of elevation change and challenging turns, such as the legendary Oak Tree Bend and a flowing left-right-left turn sequence. A complex with flexibility, VIR can be configured in multiple layouts to accommodate amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events. Full course is a 17 turn 2.37 miles. Additional layouts include North Course (2.25 miles), South Course, (1.65 miles), and Patriot Course (1.1 miles). The popular compound is located 12 miles East of Danville, Virginia and 60 miles from Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mid-Ohio Sports Course – September 3-6, 2015 – Summer Series
(Formula Only)
7.5% Off Deadline: July 3, 2015
Midway between Columbus and Cleveland, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is one of America’s premier road racing venues. It has a great eclectic mix of corner types — Keyhole, Kink, Esses, Chute and Carousel. It is a 13 turn, 2.25 mile layout and is the longtime host of the SCCA National Runoffs.


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