Bonilla Takes Skip Barber Nationa Rnd 15 Win at Lime Rock

Skip Barber Cup driver (a class for 25 or older) Gerardo Bonilla made a celebrity appearance for Round 15 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda at Lime Rock Park.

Starting from seventh position, Bonilla methodically worked his way up the field to claim the lead in the final laps and ultimately take the win. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Danilo Estrela started third and dominated most of the race.  Sebastian Ordonez also stayed close, trading positions with Estrela for the majority of the race. Estrelea and Ordeonez finished third and fourth, unofficially. The second place finish was a season best for Estrela and was Ordonez’s sixth podium.

Results are unofficial pending video review. IF results are made official with no changes and no penalties, Scott Anderson will be the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber  National presented by Mazda Champion. Stay tuned to twitter.com/skipbarbernatl for official word on the new champion title.

Estrela and Bonilla(Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 8th, drivers will race Round 16 of 16 at Lime Rock Park. Sessions are not time certain, so go to twitter.com/skipbarbernatl for all the live action details.

UNOFFICIAL Results for Round 15 of 16, Lime Rock Park Starting Position in parenthesisName, Age, Hometown 1. Gerardo Bonilla, 36, Orlando, FL  2. (+0.986) Danilo Estrela, 18, Goiania, Brazil3. (1.299) Sebastian Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, FL4. (6.130) Scott Anderson, 22, Fort Collins, CO5. (15.574) Franco Aragones, 14, Cancun, Mexico 6. (24.133) Brandon Newey, 18, Carmel, IN7.(33.663) Peter Ludwig, 8. (37.783) Shelby Blackstock, 21, Nashville, TN 9. (3 Laps) Trent Hindman,16, Wayside, NJ

Up Next:Race Round 16 of 16, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazdatomorrow afternoon, Saturday, October 8th. Sessions not time certain.