With autumn looming in the distance, the competitors of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda journey to the Northeast to Lime Rock Park for the final two rounds of the season.
With a grand prize of a scholarship for the full 2012 season of the Cooper Tires Presents USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda, pressure will be at an all-time high for points leader and sophomore racer Scott Anderson, who currently holds a 10-point lead over MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman. Seven points behind Hindman sits Brandon Newey, another sophomore determined to win the title.
After a rocky season, Sebastian Ordonez will bring with him the momentum of a race win in the previous Round at Autobahn Country Club. He currently holds fourth in the championship in front of Shelby Blackstock, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela and Franco Aragones.
To make the championship more equal, at the conclusion of the final Round, drivers will have their two worst finishes dropped from the total points calculations. As with every race weekend, to ensure more equality, the cars are tested then tuned prior to each race weekend to perform within a specific performance window then weight-equalized to account for the size and build of each driver in the field.
The Skip Barber National racers will be racing in conjunction with the Skip Barber Summer Formula Series and the MAZDASPEED Challenge. Session times will not be time certain, so keep up with all the action on twitter.com/skipbarbernatl. The first practice session will take place Thursday morning, Oct. 6 at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Entry list for Rounds 15 and 16 at Lime Rock Park
Name, Age, Hometown, Sponsors
Scott Anderson, 22, Fort Collins, CO, Laser Nail Centers, Neuropathy Testing Center of Colorado
Franco Aragones, 14, Cancun, Mexico
Shelby Blackstock, 21, Nashville, TN, Starstruck Entertainment
Brian Cook, 41, Northampton, MA
Danilo Estrela, 18, Goiania, Brazil, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Thomas Merrill Motorsports
Trent Hindman, 16, Wayside, NJ, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, FIA
Motorsport Safety Development Fund, Skip Barber Racing School, Sparco, Racelite
Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN, Bryan Herta Autosport, Sparco, Bell
Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL, RDD Motorsports, John Pew, Michael Auriema, Auto Craze, Oakley
Greg Strelzoff, 41, Playa Vista, CA