Entry List Announced
International field to compete for over $130,000 in scholarships
Fifty drivers representing seven countries and 19 States make up the final list of entrants for the 12th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, released today by Skip Barber LLC. The Shoot-out, December 27-29 at Sebring International Raceway, will awardclose to $130,000 in scholarships in the form of paid seat time in the various Skip Barber Race Series championships.
Todd Snyder, V.P. of Competition, noted, “This year’s entrants are some of the most qualified karting drivers we’ve seen. This will be for most of them the first opportunity to race in a professional level race car. The Shoot-out is a highly competitive environment that tests all the skills we believe a driver will need to reach the highly levels of motorsports.”
The largest award is a fully paid ride in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, valued at approximately $45,000 and part of the prestigious MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder system.
Now in its 11th year, the 2008 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda is a 14- race championship that awards its annual champion one of the largest title bonuses in all of junior-formula racing: a paid season in the following year’s Star Mazda Series, worthapproximately $350,000. The Skip Barber National is the series that launched the auto racing careers of Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, Gerardo Bonilla, Jonathan Goring, Joel Miller and Conor Daly, plus dozens of other drivers succeeding in IndyCar, NASCAR, Grand-Am, American Le Mans Series, and the SCCA, as well as overseas in series such as A1GP.
Name - Age -HometownJulian Albarracin 14 Bogota, ColombiaJoffrey Amaya 15 Miami, Fla.Nick Andries 18 Pinellas Park, Fla.Darrick Antell 18 Greenwich, Conn.Timothy Bachman 14 Bakersfield, Calif.James Bailey 22 Oakland, Calif.Thomas Bonatz 20 Birmingham, Ala.Thiago Calvet 22 Rio de Janiero, BrazilIan Costa 19 Danville, Calif.Nick DeCuzzi 16 Brunswick, OhioMichael Dorrbecker 15 Queretaro, MexicoAshley Freiberg 17 Homer Glen, Ill.Kyle Gimple 17 Minden, Nev.Mikhail Goikhberg 22 Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaBradley Hagerman 22 Sarasota, Fla.Keenan Harris 17 Bolton, Ontario, CanadaDalton Hartye 17 Boonton, N.J.Sage Karam 13 Nazareth, Penn.Matthew Keel 19 Austin, TexasGreg Lacoste, Jr. 24 Slidell, La.Corey Lewis 17 Nazareth, Penn.Travis Lowe 21 Pasadena, Calif.Tyler Lux 17 Wayzata, Minn.Isaac Lyons 19 Hillsborough Down, Northern IrelandMatthew Mair 15 Miami, Fla.Mason Marotta 14 Bakersfield, Calif.Jake McCurdy 20 Rockford, Mich.James Migita 23 Columbus, OhioPeter Minnig 18 Falls Church, Va.Eric Morse 18 Bridgeville, Penn.Nate Norenberg 22 Plymouth, Minn.Michael O'Chocke 23 Powell, OhioSpencer Pigot 15 Windmere, Fla.Joshua Reaume 18 Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaTomas Saldana 19 Madrid, SpainAntonio Saro 15 Atizapan de Zaragoza, MexicoBenjamin Searcy 19 Tuscaloosa, Ala.Felix Serralles 16 Mercedita, Puerto RicoJimmy Simpson 16 Indianapolis, Ind.Nathaniel Steele 20 Tully, N.Y.Blake Teeter 18 Wichita, Kan.Kevin Tittle 19 Santa Barbara, Calif.Dennis Trebing 16 Cape Coral, Fla.Dexter Tuttle 19 Charlotte, N.C.Andrew Vargas 19 Hayward, Calif.Daniel Vela 14 Miami, Fla.Court Vernon 16 Key Biscayne, Fla.Tyler Walsh 17 Shorewood, Minn.Joey Wimsett 16 Beavercreek, Ore.Esteban Yanguas 22 Bogota, Colombia