The ‘Masters’ of The Glen
Tuesday, June 05, 2007 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The two Skip Barber races this weekend (as part of the Grand-Am Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen) are rounds five and six of the Masters Division (drivers 40+) of this year’s BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda.
This is the only Skip Barber National race weekend where the Masters drivers compete in a stand-alone event. During the first four (and the remaining 10) races of the year, the Masters drivers race with the regular (read “younger”) National drivers, but their finishes and their respective points are scored separately from the mostly teenage drivers.
Coming into the weekend, the top three Masters Division drivers are within just 14 points of each other. Jeff Kaiser, with 128 points, has finished second in each of the first four races of the year, which puts him 2 points up on second-place Dick Lippert. Lippert won the first two races, both at Sebring. In third place is Dom Bastien, who finished in the top five, including two third-places.
Quentin Wahl missed the two opening races at Sebring but won round three at VIR in April.
In addition to Kaiser, Lippert, Bastien and Wahl, there are 13 other Skip Barber National Masters Division drivers entered into the Watkins Glen races, including one woman, Michele Marden of Florida. The other six drivers, ranging in age from 19 to 38, are competing for points in the Skip Barber Regional Series.