Summer Series Finale : Nunez and Bloum Win Championships at Lime Rock Park

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Nunez and Bloum Win Championships at
Lime Rock Park at Summer Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Finale

(Braselton, GA. Oct. 26). It�s that time of year when the leaves change colors and racing comes to an end. The 2011 Skip Barber Summer Series had its finale at Lime Rock Park on October 6-8. The event was full of laughs off track and intense racing on as the points lingered on every ones minds. We had a first time winner in Group 4 with RC Enerson. Tristan Nunez took home the championship in the Summer Series while Connor Bloum, our rookie of the year, took home the championship in the MAZDASPEED Challenge. On the Masters side of town, Greg Strelzoff took the championship in the Summer Series while Felix Borodaty was the Masters winner in the MAZDASPEED Challenge. The season was full of ups and downs but, through it all, we had a fantastic time.

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For Group 1, the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, go here.

Group 2 Race 1 -Skip Barber Formula Summer Series
Group 2 Race 1 started with Sebastian Ordonez leaping to a four car length lead over Scott Hargrove and Tristan Nunez. Franco Aragones worked his way up to P2 by lap four. On lap six, Kenton Koch had a small mishap when he spun in turn 2. He recovered very nicely and continued. Chris Brassard also recovered nicely from his spin on lap seven. Sebastian held steady in P1 followed by Franco, Tristan and Scott Hargrove. Stefan Rzadzinski made his way up to catch the leaders by lap ten. On lap thirteen, Michael Johnson�s car went down with a broken A-Arm which caused him an MDNF. There were no major issues or changes until lap twenty five where Gus Doppes had a spin at turn three. Sebastian Ordonez took the win followed by Franco Aragones, Tristan Nunez, Stefan Rzadzinski and Scott Hargrove.

Group 2 Race 2 -Skip Barber Formula Summer Series
Group 2 Race 2 was dominated by Franco Aragones who was pulling fast laps of 58.495 around the track. Kenton Koch pulled himself back up after his bad luck in race 1 to claim the P2 position. Stefan Rzadzinski held onto his consistency by placing P3. Notable mention was Michael Johnson who made his way from P16 to P7. Alexander Peraza and Andrew Hobbs had an incident which took out both their cars.

Group 2 Formula Skip Barber, Lime Rock Park

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 2 Race 1   Group 2 Race 2
1. (1) Sebastian Ordonez   1. (1) Franco Aragones
2. (3) Franco Aragones   2. (5) Kenton Koch
3. (2) Tristan Nunez   3. (3) Stefan Rzadzinski
4. (5) Stefan Rzadzinski   4. (4) Scott Hargrove
5. (4) Scott Hargrove   5. (6) Jack Mitchell, Jr.
6. (6) Kenton Koch   6. (2) Tristan Nunez
7. (14) Jack Mitchell, Jr.   7. (16) Michael Johnson
8. (15) Alexander Peraza   8. (17) Shelby Blackstock
9. (16) Brian Cook   9. (15) Dr. Mike Edwards
10. (11) Gary Vizioli   10. (13) David Knight
11. (10) Andrew Hobbs   11. (8) Brian Cook
12. (9) Greg Strelzoff   12. (11) Greg Strelzoff
13.(13) Chris Brassard 13.(12) Chris Brassard
14.(8) David Knight 14.(14) Gus Doppes
15.(17) Gus Doppes 15.(9) Gary Vizioli
16.(12) Dr. Mike Edwards 16.(7) Alexander Peraza
17. (7) Michael Johnson 17. (10) Andrew Hobbs
 
Pole Position: Sebastian Ordonez

Fastest Lap: Sebastian Ordonez (58.221/ 95.223)

Most Improved: Jack Mitchell, Jr., Alexander Peraza, Brian Cook (7 Positions each)

Laps Lead: Sebastian Ordonez 1-26

Pole Position: Franco Aragones

Fastest Lap: Franco Aragones (58.495 / 94.777 mph)

Most Improved: Michael Johnson and Shelby Blackstock (9 Positions each)

Laps Lead: Franco Aragones 1-23

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Group 3 Race 1 – MAZDASPEED Challenge
Group 3 Race 1 was pretty much dominated by Connor Bloum, which clenched his championship title. Shelby Blackstock put up a good battle in P2 but never quite made it to the lead. Jim Craige held onto P4 with little looks at P3 but never quite held onto it. Notable mention is Donald Rowley who came from P14 to P10.

Group 3 Race 2 – MAZDASPEED Challenge
In Group 3 Race 2 Shelby Blackstock took control of this race. He led from start to finish without even a minor blip. Connor Bloum kept the peace in P2 knowing he already had the championship wrapped up. Jim Craige pulled another P3 position showing he was still ready to run. A last minute addition of Lee Carpentier showed us his skills had not lapsed. He raced his way from P15 to P5 in a hurry. Pablo Cisilino also had a good day starting P12 and finished P6.

Group 3 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge, Autobahn Country Club

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 3 Race 1   Group 3 Race 2
1. (1) Connor Bloum   1. (2) Shelby Blackstock
2. (2) Shelby Blackstock   2. (1) Connor Bloum
3. (3) Jim Craige – M   3. (3) Jim Craige – M
4.(4) Bryan Hixon   4.(4) Bryan Hixon
5. (8) Curtis Riley – GM   5. (15) Lee Carpentier
6. (7) Zoran Mitrovski – M   6. (12) Pablo Cisilino – M
7. (9) Jay D Rowley – GM   7. (5) Curtis Riley – GM
8. (6) Felix Borodaty – M   8. (6) Zoran Mitrovski – M
9. (12) Steve Craige – GM   9. (8) Felix Borodaty – M
10. (14) Donald Rowley – GM   10. (9) Steve Craige – GM
11. (10) Greg Holloway – M   11. (11) Greg Holloway – M
12. (5) Pablo Cisilino – M   12. (13) Claudio Guerra – GM
13. (13) Claudio Guerra – GM 13. (14) Aaron Fernandes
14. (11) Aaron Fernandes 14. (10) Donald Rowley – GM
15. (7) Jay D Rowley – GM
 
Pole Position: Connor Bloum

Fastest Lap: Connor Bloum (1:03.474 /87.343 mph)

Most Improved: Donald Rowley (4 Positions)

Laps Lead: Connor Bloum 1-26

Pole Position: Connor Bloum

Fastest Lap: Jim Craige (1:03.525 / 87.273 mph)

Most Improved: Lee Carpentier (10 positions)

Laps Lead: Connor Bloum 1-24; Shelby Blackstock 25-26

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Group 4 Race 1 – Skip Barber Formula Summer Series
Group 4 Race 1 started with Peter Ludwig who was able to hold onto the lead until lap 3 where Chris Wilcox took it from him. The most watched car on the field during this race was car 57 of RC Enerson who powered through the field on a charge for the lead. By lap twelve he had passed Chris Wilcox and kept the lead until the final. Jake Eidson placed P2 and Chris Wilcox P3.

Group 4 Race 2 – Skip Barber Formula Summer Series
In Group 4, Race 2, Jake Eidson started this race in full force. He maintained the lead until lap seven where RC Enerson proved he was still on a roll. RC was able to keep the lead until the finish taking his second win of the season. Jake Eidson finished P2 followed by David Knight and Greg Strelzoff. David Knight did an amazing job of combing his way through the field coming from P15 to P3.

Group 4 Skip Barber Formula Summer Series, Lime Rock Park

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 4 Race 1   Group 4 Race 2
1. (16) RC Enerson   1. (1) RC Enerson
2. (15) Jake Eidson   2. (2) Jake Eidson
3. (3) Chris Wilcox – GM   3. (15)David Knight Chris Wilcox – GM
4. (2) Greg Strelzoff – M   4. (3) Greg Strelzoff – M
5. (1) Peter Ludwig – M   5. (10) Steve Nelson Peter Ludwig – M
6. (4) Brian Cook – M   6. (8) Bill Shields
7. (5) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM   7. (11) Steven Hahn – GM
8. (17) Gus Doppes – GM   8. (13) Greg Halloway
9. (6) Doug Tuttle – GM   9. (12) Paul Fletcher – GM
10. (7) Bill Shields – GM   10. (6) Gus DoppesBill Shields – GM
11. (9) Stephen Mayer – GM   11. (14) Vinne Varga – M
12. (8) Steve Nelson – GM   12. (7) Doug Tuttle – GMSteve Nelson – GM
13.(10) Steven Hahn – GM 13.(9) Stephen Mayer – GM
14. (11) Paul Fletcher – GM 14. (5) Dr. Mike Edwards – GM
15. (12) Greg Holloway 15. (4) Brian Cook – M
16. (13) Vinne Varga – M 16. (16) Bryan Hixon
17. (14) Leland Englebardt – GM
 
Pole Position: Peter Ludwig

Fastest Lap: Jake Eidson (56.656 /94.517 mph)

Most Improved: RC Enerson (15 Positions)

Laps Lead: Peter Ludwig 1-2; Chris Wilcox 3-11; RC Enerson 12-26

Pole Position: RC Enerson

Fastest Lap: Fryan Hixon (58.986 /93.988 mph)

Most Improved: David Knight (12 Positions)

Laps Lead: Jake Eidson 1-7; RC Enerson 8-25

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MAZDASPEED Challenge Masters
The MAZDASPEED Masters was completely dominated by Jim Craige from the get-go. Steve Craige held steady in P2 while Pablo Cisilino was a good P3. Felix Borodaty, our championship winner, was a solid P7MAZDASPEED Challenge Masters
1. (2) Jim Craige
2. (4) Steve Craige
3. (3) Pablo Cisilino
4. (5) Zoran Mitrovski
5. (6) Curtis Riley
6. (9) Jay D Rowley
7. (1) Felix Borodaty
8. (8) Donald Rowley
9. (7) Claudio Guerra

Pole Position: Felix Borodaty
Fastest Lap: Jim Craige (1:04.446 / 86.026 mph)
Most Improved: Jay D Rowley (3 Positions)
Laps Lead: Jim Craige 1-26

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Formula Skip Barber Masters
The Formula Masters race was a battle between Greg Strelzoff and David Knight. Greg maintained the consistent lead but David was not above making pops here and there. David led from laps 9 to 11. Greg was just too strong and was able to take the win and the championship. Formula Skip Barber Masters
1. (1) Greg Strelzoff
2. (3) David Knight
3. (5) Gary Vizioli
4. (6) Brian Cook
5. (4) Chris Brassard
6. (11) Steve Nelson
7. (2) Dr. Mike Edwards
8. (8) Steven Hahn
9. (9) Paul Fletcher
10. (7) Bill Shields
11. (10) Vinnie Varga
12. (8) Steve Nelson – GM

Pole Position: Greg Strelzoff
Fastest Lap: David Knight (59.598 / 93.023 mph)
Most Improved: Steve Nelson (5 Positions)
Laps Lead: Greg Strelzoff 1-8; David Knight 9-10; Strelzoff 11-26

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2011 Top 10 Skip Barber Formula Summer Series
Championship Point Standings

1. 443 pts Tristan Nunez
2. 422 Scott Hargrove – R
3. 410 Michael Johnson
4. 410 Shelby Blackstock
5. 408 Stefan Rzadinski – R
6. 393 Franco Aragones
7. 376 Kenton Koch
8. 350 Jack Mitchell, Jr.
9. 345 David Knight – GM
10. 343 Greg Strelzoff – M

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2011 Top 10 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter
Summer Series Championship Point Standings

1. 467 pts Connor Bloum – R
2. 422 Shelby Blackstock
3. 349 Felix Borodaty – GM
4. 275 Jim Craige – M
5. 181 Pablo Cisilino – M
6. 164 Gar Robinson
7. 149 Steven Craige – GM
8. 145 Zoran Mitrovski – M
9. 116 Aaron Fernandes
10. 107 Chip Howell – R

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