Western Series: Anderson Grabs Lead in Championship

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Lakeville, Conn. (Mar. 29). With just one race remaining in the Skip Barber Racing School Formula Western Series, the title for the championship is still for the taking. In the penultimate race round weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca March 5-6, Scott Anderson not only claimed three of four pole positions, but he also earned three wins and one second place finish. With such a successful weekend, Anderson now leads the championship just four points over Thomas McGregor. Rookie Jake Eidson also had a strong weekend, earning a podium finish in each of the four races of the weekend. Eidson now jumps from 9th to 4th in the championship standings, pushing Shelby Blackstock to 5th. Blackstock earned three top five finishes and one pole position. Kyle Kaiser was the other race winner of the weekend, taking home the checker four Group 1 Race 1.

Top Grand Master of the weekend Stephen Hill earned three top-five finishes and is now in the top ten championship point standings. Ross Jaffee still leads the Master point standings with a five-point lead over Douglas Tuttle, Randy Sturgeon, and Gus Doppes who are currently all tied for second.

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Skip Barber Racing School Formula Western Series

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 1 Race 1 Group 1 Race 2
1. (2) Kyle Kaiser 1. (1) Scott Anderson
2. (1) Scott Anderson 2. (9) Jake Edison
3. (4) Jake Edison 3. (2) Kyle Kaiser
4. (3) Shelby Blackstock 4. (4) Stephen Hill — GM
5. (5) Jack Mitchell Jr. 5. (3) Shelby Blackstock
6. (6) Stephen Hill — GM 6. (6) Ross Jaffe — GM
7. (7) Ross Jaffe — GM 7. (8) John Schauerman—GM
8. (8) Gus Doppes — GM 8. (7) Maurico Uribe
9. (9) Maurico Uribe 9. (10) Alfonso Celis Jr.
10. (10) John Schauerman—GM 10. (5)Gus Doppes — GM
   
Top Master: Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Scott Anderson

Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser (1:40.639 / 80.128 mph)

Most improved: Kyle Kaiser and Jake Eidson, 1 position each

Laps lead: Scott Anderson 1-3; Kyle Kaiser 4-6; Anderson 7-16; Kaiser 17

Top Master: Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Scott Anderson

Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser (1:40.302 / 80.397 mph)

Most improved: Jake Eidson, 7 positions each

Laps lead: Scott Anderson 1-2; Kyle Kaiser 3; Anderson 4-17

Group 1 Race 2 Podium: Kaiser (P3), Anderson (P1), Eidson (P2) and Hill — GM (P4)

Skip Barber Racing School Formula Western Series

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 2 Race 1 Group 2 Race 2
1. (1) Scott Anderson 1. (2) Scott Anderson
2. (2) Shelby Blackstock 2. (3) Jake Eidson
3. (3) Jake Eidson 3. (4) Stephen Hill — GM
4. (4) Stephen Hill — GM 4. (7) Ross Jaffe– GM
5. (5) Jack Mitchell Jr. 5. (8) Gus Doppes– GM
6. (14) Alexey Dronov 6. (5) Ryan Garcia
7. (8) Randy Sturgeon — GM 7. (10) Alfonso Celis Jr.
8. (13) Walter Kuhn– GM 8. (11) Walter Kuhn– GM
9. (10) Ross Jaffe– GM 9. (6) Randy Sturgeon — GM
10. (6) Ryan Garcia 10. (13) John Ehle — M
11. (7) Doug Tuttle– GM 11. (12) John Adams– GM
12. (12) Colin Wall 12. (9) Colin Wall
13. (16) John Adams– GM 13. (1) Shelby Blackstock
14. (11)Alfonso Celis Jr. 14. (4)Doug Tuttle– GM
15. (15) John Ehle — M  
16. (9) Gus Doppes– GM    
     
Top Master: Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Scott Anderson

Fastest Lap: Shelby Blackstock (1:41.040 / 79.810 mph)

Most improved: Alexey Dronov, 8 positions

Laps lead: Scott Anderson 1-17

Top Master:Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Shelby Blackstock

Fastest Lap: Scott Anderson (1:40.750 / 80.040 mph)

Most improved: Ross Jafee, Gus Doppes, Alsfonso Celis Jr., Walter Kuhn, John Ehle (3 positions each)

Laps lead: Shelby Blackstock 1-8; Scott Anderson 9-17

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Group 1 Race 2 Podium: Kaiser (P3), Anderson (P1), Eidson (P2) and Hill — GM (P4)

Skip Barber Racing School Formula Western Series

Starting Position in Parenthesis

Group 2 Race 1 Group 2 Race 2
1. (1) Scott Anderson 1. (2) Scott Anderson
2. (2) Shelby Blackstock 2. (3) Jake Eidson
3. (3) Jake Eidson 3. (4) Stephen Hill — GM
4. (4) Stephen Hill — GM 4. (7) Ross Jaffe– GM
5. (5) Jack Mitchell Jr. 5. (8) Gus Doppes– GM
6. (14) Alexey Dronov 6. (5) Ryan Garcia
7. (8) Randy Sturgeon — GM 7. (10) Alfonso Celis Jr.
8. (13) Walter Kuhn– GM 8. (11) Walter Kuhn– GM
9. (10) Ross Jaffe– GM 9. (6) Randy Sturgeon — GM
10. (6) Ryan Garcia 10. (13) John Ehle — M
11. (7) Doug Tuttle– GM 11. (12) John Adams– GM
12. (12) Colin Wall 12. (9) Colin Wall
13. (16) John Adams– GM 13. (1) Shelby Blackstock
14. (11)Alfonso Celis Jr. 14. (4)Doug Tuttle– GM
15. (15) John Ehle — M  
16. (9) Gus Doppes– GM    
     
Top Master: Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Scott Anderson

Fastest Lap: Shelby Blackstock (1:41.040 / 79.810 mph)

Most improved: Alexey Dronov, 8 positions

Laps lead: Scott Anderson 1-17

Top Master:Stephen Hill

Pole Position: Shelby Blackstock

Fastest Lap: Scott Anderson (1:40.750 / 80.040 mph)

Most improved: Ross Jafee, Gus Doppes, Alsfonso Celis Jr., Walter Kuhn, John Ehle (3 positions each)

Laps lead: Shelby Blackstock 1-8; Scott Anderson 9-17

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Group 2 Race 2 Podium: Jake Eidson (P2), Anderson (P1) and Hill (P3)

2010-2011 Top 10 Skip Barber Formula Winter Western Series Championship Point Standings
1. 289 pts Scott Anderson
2. 285 Thomas McGregor
3. 278 Kyle Kaiser
4. 288 Jake Eidson –R
5. 284 Shelby Blackstock
6. 223 Ross Jaffe — GM
8. 218 Douglas Tuttle – GM
7. 218 Gus Doppes – GM
9. 218 Randy Sturgeon – GM
10. 210 Stephen Hill — GM

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Remaining Schedule for the 2010-2011 Skip Barber Western Formula Series:
April 1-2: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Contact information: Kelly Brouillet, Skip Barber Racing School, 29 Brook St , Lakeville, CT 06039

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