In the previous edition of The Ladder Report, I posted a poll asking readers "Which junior formula championship are you most excited to watch in 2010?". For those who voted, thank you! The response was pretty decent and produced the results I expected. The Indy Lights championship was the clear-cut favorite which isn't surprising considering that this is an IndyCar blog ... but, it was still nice to see some of you vote for the lower level championships as well. Make sure to continue to tune-in here and learn more about all the championships and follow along as we cover the stars of tomorrow.
Here is the latest from around the junior formula world...
Skip Barber National Championship
Isaac Lyons and Dennis Trebing Leave Sebring Victorious: The Skip Barber National Championship completed Rounds 3 & 4 over the weekend at Sebring International Raceway. Isaac Lyons claimed his first career SBN win in Round 3 and Florida's Dennis Trebing became the first driver to repeat as a race winner in 2010. Spencer Pigot, who leads the overall championship through four races, is the only driver to have finished on the podium in every race thus far into 2010.
USF2000 National Championship
This edition of The Ladder Report could have been entirely dedicated to the USF2000 National Championship considering the number of driver announcements over the last week. The following is a list of who signed with whom during the last week. Please out-click on the links below for more information on each individual driver.
- Liberty Motorsports- Terrick Mansur, Matthew Powers
- ZSports Midwest- Ben Searcy
- JDC Motorsports- Mikhail Goikhberg, Raphael Abbate, Martin Sala
Richard Kent Returns to Star Mazda: Kent, who recently sampled an Indy Lights car at the Barber Motorsports Park open-test, announced that he will return to Star Mazda competition in 2010. For now, he has only signed on for two events due to funding issues but remains hopeful that he will be able to run a full season.
Tristan Vautier Wins Round 1: French rookie Tristan Vautier won the opening round of the 2010 Star Mazda championship on Friday at Sebring International Raceway. Jorge Goncalvez and Conor Daly finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The drivers will return to action this weekend on the Streets of St. Petersburg.