Western Series: Kaiser and Blackstock Win in Second Weekend

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Monday, December 20, 2010 While the rest of the world was preparing for the holidays, the racers of the Formula Skip Barber Western Race Series put the Christmas decorations aside to spend quality time on track with their racing family. Last week marked the second race weekend this winter at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Kyle Kaiser, Thomas McGregor, Scott Anderson, Shelby Blackstock and Jake Eidson dominated the top five positions in both races, with Kaiser and Blackstock each taking home a win (the first Western win for Blackstock).

Kaiser and McGregor were the only two drivers to grace the podium on both occasions, and Kaiser set the fastest lap time in both sessions. McGregor now has a nine-point lead in the championship over Scott Anderson. Blackstock is just two points behind Anderson in the championship. Stephen Hill is currently leading the Grand Master’s championship by six points over Walter Kuhn, with Douglas Tuttle six points behind Kuhn.

Next, the race for the championship will continue at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca January 15-16, followed by Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, a new bi-directional track February 5-6.

Race 1 – Starting Position in Parenthesis
1. (1) Kyle Kaiser
2. (2) Thomas McGregor
3. (3) Scott Anderson
4. (5) Jake Eidson
5. (6) Shelby Blackstock
6. (13) Tyler Wolfson
7. (9) Douglas Tuttle
8. (8) Ross Jaffe
9. (10) Walter Kuhn
10. (11) Randy Sturgeon
11. (7) Abe Cuellar
12. (4) Stephen Hill
13. (12) Azim Gandhi
Top Master: Douglas Tuttle
Pole Position: Kyle Kaiser
Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser (1:41.047 / 79.803 mph)
Most improved: (Tyler Wolfson, 7 positions)
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1; Kyle Kaiser 2-16

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Race 2 – Starting Position in Parenthesis
1. (6) Shelby Blackstock
2. (2) Kyle Kaiser
3. (1) Thomas McGregor
4. (3) Scott Anderson
5. (5) Jake Eidson
6. (9) Abe Cuellar
7. (13) Tyler Wolfson
8. (11) Walter Kuhn
9. (8) Ross Jaffe
10. (12) Azim Gandhi
11. (10) Randy Sturgeon
12. (7) Douglas Tuttle
13. (4) Stephen Hill
Top Master: Walter Kuhn
Pole Position: Thomas McGregor
Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser (1:41.331 / 79.581 mph)
Most improved: (Tyler Wolfson, 6 positions)
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1-8; Kyle Kaiser 9-16

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2010-2011 Top 10 Skip Barber Formula Winter Western Series Championship Point Standings
1. 127 pts Thomas McGregor
2. 118 Scott Anderson
3. 116 Shelby Blackstock
4. 112 Kyle Kaiser
5. 99 Stephen Hill – GM
6. 93 Walter Kuhn – GM
7. 87 Douglas Tuttle – GM
8. 87 Gus Doppes – GM
9. 82 Randy Sturgeon – GM
10. 69 Abe Cuellar – R

Remaining Schedule for the 2010-2011 Skip Barber Western Formula Series:
January 15-16: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
February 5-6: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
March 5-6: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
April 1-2: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Photos from the weekend can be viewed here.

Kelly Brouillet

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