Western Series: McGregor Extends Championship Lead at Halfway Point

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Lakeville, Conn. (Jan. 26). On January 15 and 16th, the racers of the Formula Skip Barber Western Race Series kicked off the first race of the New Year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, now marking the halfway point in the 2011 winter race season.

Thomas McGregor started the event off with a bang, capturing both Group 1 wins, and also earning a podium finish in Group 2 Race 2. Kyle Kaiser was the second winner of the weekend, taking home the Group 2 Race 1 win while also finishing on the podium twice more. Scott Anderson had an impressive weekend, gracing the podium in each of the four races, including one race win in Group 2 Race 2.

Thomas McGregor extended the championship lead over Scott Anderson to a now seventeen-point lead.

Group 1 Race 1 – Skip Barber Formula Western Series
Starting Position in Parenthesis

1. (1) Thomas McGregor
2. (2) Scott Anderson
3. (5) Shelby Blackstock
4. (3) Kyle Kaiser
5. (4) Jake Eidson
6. (7) Randy Sturgeon
7. (9) Neal Agran
8. (6) Ross Jaffe
9. (10) Blake Teeter
10. (11) John Schauerman
11. (12) Darrin Teeter
12. (8) Gus Doppes
Top Master: Randy Sturgeon
Pole Position: Thomas McGregor
Fastest Lap: Scott Anderson (1:41.069 / 79.787 mph)
Most improved: Shelby Blackstock and Neal Agran, 2 positions each
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1-14; Scott Anderson 15; Thomas McGregor 16-17

Group 1 Race 2 – Skip Barber Formula Western Series
Starting Position in Parenthesis

1. (1) Thomas McGregor
2. (4) Kyle Kaiser
3. (2) Scott Anderson
4. (5) Jake Eidson
5. (3) Shelby Blackstock
6. (6) Randy Sturgeon
7. (12) Gus Doppes
8. (11) Darrin Teeter
9. (10) John Schauerman
10. (7) Neal Agran
11. (9) Blake Teeter
12. (8) Ross Jaffe
Top Master: Randy Sturgeon
Pole Position: Thomas McGregor
Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser (1:41.103 / 79.760 mph)
Most improved: Gus Doppes, 5 positions
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1-17

Group 1 Race 2 – Skip Barber Formula Western Series
Starting Position in Parenthesis

1. (1) Kyle Kaiser
2. (2) Scott Anderson
3. (4) Shelby Blackstock
4. (5) Ross Jaffe
5. (10) Douglas Tuttle
6. (11) Colin Wall
7. (7) Maurico Uribe
8. (8) Arden Akarakian
9. (9) Bill Howard
10. (12) Gary Kleinrichert
11. (6) Gus Doppes
12. (3) Thomas McGregor
Top Master: Ross Jaffe
Pole Position: Kyle Kaiser
Fastest Lap: Scott Anderson (1:41.055 / 79.798 mph)
Most improved: Douglas Tuttle, Colin Wall, 5 positions each
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1; Kyle Kaiser 2-16

Group 2 Race 2 – Skip Barber Formula Western Series
Starting Position in Parenthesis

1. (2) Scott Anderson
2. (1) Kyle Kaiser
3. (3) Thomas McGregor
4. (4) Shelby Blackstock
5. (6) Douglas Tuttle
6. (7) Gus Doppes
7. (5) Ross Jaffe
8. (9) Maurico Uribe
9. (10) Arden Akarakian
10. (11) Bill Howard
11. (12) Gary Kleinrichert
12. (8) Colin Wall
Top Master: Douglas Tuttle
Pole Position: Kyle Kaiser
Fastest Lap: Kyle Kaiser 1:40.801 / 79.999 mph
Laps lead: Thomas McGregor 1-13; Kyle Kaiser 14; McGregor 15-17

Sally Breazeale Memorial
Starting Position in Parenthesis

1. (10) Scott Anderson
2. (11) Shelby Blackstock
3. (12) Jake Eidson
4. (1) Randy Sturgeon
5. (9) Tommy Pham
6. (4) Ross Jaffe
7. (8) Abe Cuellar
8. (3) John Schauerman
9. (13) Mike Allison
10. (5) Dave Gronke
11. (6) Bill Howard
12. (2) Doug Tuttle
13. (7) Gary Kleinrichert

2010-2011 Top 10 Skip Barber Formula Winter Western Series Championship Point Standings
1. 197 pts Thomas McGregor
2. 180 Scott Anderson
3. 172 Kyle Kaiser
4. 172 Shelby Blackstock
5. 139 Ross Jaffe — GM
6. 139 Douglas Tuttle – GM
7. 132 Randy Sturgeon – GM
8. 132 Gus Doppes – GM
9. 108 Jake Eidson –R
10. 99 Stephen Hill – GM

To view time sheets from the weekend, go here.

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

Kelly Brouillet

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