Southern Series: McGregor and Anderson New Champions

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Southern Series: McGregor and Anderson New Champions

Lakeville, Conn. (Apr. 25). The winter racing season has drawn to a close and Thomas McGregor and Scott Anderson are the latest Skip Barber Racing School Formula Southern Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Southern Series winners.

Approaching the final weekend, Thomas McGregor held a 17-point lead over Scott Anderson in the Skip Barber Formula Southern Series. Anderson closed the gap in Round 1 when he earned the pole position and finished third on the podium, despite having first lap contact with McGregor. Ashley Freiberg clinched the win with Shelby Blackstock 0.882 seconds behind. In Round 2, Freiberg went on to earn the pole position and ultimately finish in second behind Anderson, with Blackstock landing in third.

In the MAZDASPEED Challenge, Thomas McGregor entered the weekend with a four point championship lead over Tyler Cooke and a nine point lead over Scott Anderson. Scott Anderson dominated the weekend, earning both pole positions and both wins. David Levine and Tyler Cooke landed on the podium, placing second and third in Round 1. An unfortunate incident occurred in Race 2 at the front of the pack between David Levine, McGregor and Cooke. Cooke managed to work his way back up to sixth, but Levine and McGregor finished 10th and 11th. Anderson clinched the win and Blackstock and Lucas Bize came in second and third.

In the MAZDASPEED Challenge MX5 Master’s Championship race, Steve Randall earned the pole position and led the field all ten laps to the checker, with David Steinschraber and Dr. Mike Edwards rounding out the podium. Steve Randal also clinched the Master/Grand Master championship. David Libby was the other top master of the weekend for the Skip Barber Formula Southern Master’s Championship, not only winning the final Master’s race (with Gus Doppes and Eric Kostamaa in second and third), but the championship as well.

Franco Aragones and Jayson Clunie earned the Rookie of Year titles in the 2010-2011 Skip Barber Formula and MAZDASPEED Challenge. Michael Johnson (Skip Barber Formula) and Steve Randall (MAZDASPEED Challenge) were awarded the Most Improved, also earning credits to compete in future Skip Barber Racing School events.

Thomas McGregor earned the title of 2010-2011 Skip Barber Racing School Formula Southern Series Champion, with Scott Anderson and Ashley Freiberg finishing second and third in the points. On the MAZDASPEED Challenge Southern Series side, Scott Anderson clinched the 2010-2011 Champion title with Thomas McGregor and Tyler Cooke in second and third. Both championship winners are currently participating in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda Series, with McGregor sitting second in the points, and Anderson in sixth. Rounds 3 and 4 of the series will take place April 30th and May 1st at Virginia International Raceway.
Group 1 Skip Barber Formula Southern Series
Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 1 Race 1   Group 1 Race 2
1. (13) Ashley Freiberg   1. (3) Scott Anderson
2. (2) Shelby Blackstock   2. (1) Ashley Freiberg
3. (1) Scott Anderson   3. (2) Shelby Blackstock
4. (4) Luigi Biangardi   4. (5) Thomas McGregor
5. (3) Thomas McGregor   5. (16) Franco Aragones
6. (10) Alejandro Abogado   6. (7) Michael Johnson
7. (5) Michael Johnson   7. (4) Luigi Biangardi
8. (6) RC Enerson   8. (9) David Libby – GM
9. (15) David Libby – GM   9. (6) Alejandro Abogado
10. (7) Nick Victor-Smith   10. (8) RC Enerson
11. (8) Gus Doppes – GM   11. (12) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM
12. (9) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM   12. (11) Gus Doppes – GM
13. (16) Eric Kostamaa – M   13. (13) Eric Kostamaa – M
14. (11) Jose Montiel   14. (10) Nick Victor-Smith
15. (12) Ed Wilkinson- GM   15. (14) Jose Montiel
16. (14) Franco Aragones   16. (17) Mike Waters – GM
    17. (15) Ed Wilkinson – GM
     
Top Master: David Libby
Pole Position: Scott Anderson
Fastest Lap: Thomas McGregor (2:29.465 / 89.118 mph)
Most Improved: Ashley Freiberg, 12 positions

  Top Master: David Libby
Pole Position: Ashley Freiberg
Fastest Lap: Shelby Blackstock (2:29.373 / 89.173 mph)
Most Improved: Franco Aragones, 11 positions
Laps Lead: Shelby Blackstock 1; Scott Anderson 2-10

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Group 2 MAZDASPEED Challenge
Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 2 Race 1   Group 2 Race 2
1. (1) Scott Anderson   1. (1) Scott Anderson
2. (3) David Levine 2. (4) Shelby Blackstock
3. (7) Tyler Cooke 3. (6) Lucas Bize
4. (2) Shelby Blackstock   4. (8) David Steinscraber – M
5. (4) Thomas McGregor   5. (7) Steve Randall – GM
6. (5) Lucas Bize   6. (3) Tyler Cooke
7. (8) Steve Randall – GM 7. (11) Jerry Dougherty – GM
8. (9) David Steinscraber – M 8. (12) Jake Dallenbach
9. (6) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM 9. (9) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM
10. (10) Rod Randall – GM 10. (2) David Levine
11. (11) Jerry Dougherty – GM 11. (5) Thomas McGregor
12. (14) Jake Dallenbach 12. (13) Gar Robinson
13. (12) Gar Robinson 13. (10) Rod Randall – GM
14. (13) Wyatt Dallenbach  
     
Top Master: Steve Randall
Pole Position: Scott Anderson
Fastest Lap: David Levine (2:40.759 / 82.857 mph)
Most Improved: Tyler Cooke, 4 positions
Laps Lead: David Levine 1; Scott Anderson 2-3; Shelby Blackstock 4; Andesron 5-10
  Top Master: David Steinscraber
Pole Position: Scott Anderson
Fastest Lap: Shelby Blackstock (2:41.111 / 82.676 mph)
Most Improved: David Steinscraber, Jerry Dougherty, Jake Dallenbach, 4 positions
Laps Lead: Scott Anderson 1-10

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Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Master’s Championship Race
Starting Position in Parenthesis 1. (1) Steve Randall – GM

2. (2) David Steinschraber – M
3. (4) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM
4. (3) Jerry Dougherty – GM

Pole Position: Steve Randall
Fastest Lap: Dr. Mike Edwards (2:42.353 / 82.043 mph)
Most Improved: Dr. Mike Edwards, 1 position
Laps Lead: Steve Randall 1-10

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Skip Barber Formula Southern Series Master’s Championship
Starting Position in Parenthesis 1. (2) David Libby – GM

2. (1) Gus Doppes – GM
3. (4) Eric Kostamaa – M
4. (3) Mike Waters – GM
5. (5) Ed Wilkinson – GM
6. (6) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM

Pole Position: Gus Doppes
Fastest Lap: David Libby (2:32.867 / 87.135 mph)
Laps Lead: David Libby 1-10

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2010-2011 Top 10 Skip Barber Formula Winter Southern Series
Championship Point Standings (with drop)

1. 358 pts Thomas McGregor
2. 351 Scott Anderson
3. 345 Ashley Freiberg
4. 315 Luigi Biangardi
5. 307 Shelby Blackstock
6. 301 Franco Aragones -R
7. 274 Alejandro Abogado — R
8. 267 Nick Victor-Smith
9. 261 Zach Silver
10. 259 David Libby– GM

2010-2011 Top 10 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter
Southern Series Championship Point Standings (with drop)

1. 350 pts Scott Anderson
2. 341 Thomas McGregor
3. 341 Tyler Cooke
4. 332 David Levine
5. 322 Lucas Bize
6. 315 Shelby Blackstock
7. 281 Steve Randal – GM
8. 258 David Steinschraber — M
9. 228 Jayson Clunie M — R
10. 227 DJ Randall

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