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Trebing and Serralles Take Skip Barber Wins at Road America

by Kelly Brouillet on August 27th, 2010

The 2010 season of the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda is quickly winding down, but the competition is still incredibly strong. Last weekend at Road America, twenty drivers took to the field and battled it out, hoping to get extra championship points to gain position.  Going into the weekend, Spencer Pigot held the championship lead with Isaac Lyons close behind.  Felix Serralles, Ashley Freiberg and Dennis Trebing were all tied for third, and each was eager to gain an advantage.

Skip Barber

Ludwig and Serralles on the front straight, followed by Spencer Pigot, Luigi Biangardi, Dennis Trebing, Brandon Newey and Scott Anderson. Round 11.

Round 11
On your typical Skip Barber National race weekend, when drivers are getting ready to grid, there’s always some kind of tension in the air. That would be an understatement for Race One of the weekend. Nerves were at an all time high, and even one of the racer’s parents remarked how suddenly serious everything had become.  Despite the nerves, the National group put on another great show. Peter Ludwig brought the field to green, and he, along with Serralles, Trebing and Freiberg went four wide into Turn One. Trebing came through the corner with the lead, but Ludwig quickly reclaimed first position.

In Lap Three, Freiberg and Isaac Lyons had contact, and due to car damage, Freiberg was unable to continue. Ludwig led into Lap Three with Luigi Biangardi and Serralles in tow, side-by-side.  Down the front straight, Trebing, Ludwig and Biangardi were three wide for the lead, and once the pack made it to Canada Corner, Pigot gained the lead. Biangardi lead the field to the white flag, followed by Trebing, Serralles, Pigot and Scott Anderson.  Trebing took home his third win of the season, with Pigot and Isaac Lyons completing the podium. Close behind were Serralles, Anderson and Brandon Newey.  Biangardi drove an impressive race, finishing seventh in his first Skip Barber National race weekend, never leaving the top ten.

Road America

Spencer Pigot and Isaac Lyons side by side down the front straight, Round 12

Round 12
Qualifying for Race Two was cut short due to an off-course excursion which was followed by two unrelated local yellows with just four minutes left in the session. Several drivers put down fast times but it was Irishman Isaac Lyons who grabbed the California Scents Pole Position and a championship point. The previous day’s race winner and Florida native Dennis Trebing started second while points leader and MAZDASPEED Scholarship driver Spencer Pigot started fifth. The tension at the start of this race was nowhere near as strong as the day before, but drivers were still quiet and focused as they went to grid.

As they crossed the start, Lyons led down the front straight, but Brandon Newey, starting fourth and working the draft, grabbed the lead in Turn One. In Formula Skip Barber cars, Road America is always a race game of musical chairs.  Newey and Lyons exchanged the lead several times before Pigot grabbed the lead for laps three and four. Serralles kept a strong presence at the front of the field and also took the lead at the halfway point.  Going three wide through turn-after-turn, Pigot, Lyons, Serralles, Newey, Trebing and Ashley Freiberg distanced themselves from the rest of the field. For the entirety of the race, drivers were racing hard but still giving each other room.

With ten minutes remaining Nick Andries grabbed the lead, but the draft soon shuffled him back to fourth as Lyons became the new leader. Freiberg and Pigot were close in tow, battling for second.  Pigot gained the position and Freiberg went side-by-side with Andries for third. While the battle raged amongst the leaders, Newey used the draft to take the lead in the second to last lap. Unfortunately, Newey had contact shortly after and finished a lap down, enabling Serralles to take his second win of the season with Lyons and Pigot completing the podium. Behind the leaders, Luigi Biangardi, who started second, raced hard and consistently, always staying in the top eight, and crossed the line with an impressive fourth place finish.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda

August 21, 2010, Round 11 of 14, Road America
(Starting position in parentheses)

1. (3) Dennis Trebing, Cape Coral, Fla., 9 laps
2. (6) Spencer Pigot, Windermere, Fla., 9
3. (11) Isaac Lyons, Northern Ireland, 9
4. (2) Felix Serralles, Haines City, Fla., 9
5. (8) Scott Anderson, Fort Collins, Colo., 9
6. (10) Brandon Newey, Indianapolis, Ind., 9
7. (5) Luigi Biangardi, Rolling Meadows, Ill. 9
8. (1) Peter Ludwig, New Paltz, NY., 9
9. (19) Quentin Wahl, Santa Barbara, CA, 9
10. (16) John Mayes, Austin, TX, 9
11. (17) Brian Skinner, New York, NY, 9
12. (13) Pat Daly, New York, NY, 9
13. (9) Nick Andries, Pinellas Park, Fla., 9
14. (12) Chris Wilcox, Bridgewater, NJ, 9
15. (7) Revere Greist, Madison, WI, 9
16. (18) Matthew Thill, Sheboygan, WI, 9
17. (14) PJ Rashid, Venice, Italy, 9
18. (20) Bill Skinner, Bear, DE, 9
19. (15) Jim Norman, Tampa, FL, 5
20. (4) Ashley Freiberg, Homer Glen, Ill.,2

Time of race: 23:27.727 minutes                                    Margin of victory: 0.017 sec.
Lap leaders: Peter Ludwig 1-2; Spencer Pigot 3; Luigi Biangardi 4; Ludwig 5-6; Luigi 7-8; Dennis Trebing 9
Fastest qualifier: Peter Ludwig 2:31.966                      Fastest race lap: Nick Andries, 2:32.775 / 94.256 mph

OFFICIAL RESULTS

BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda

August 22, 2010, Round 12 of 14, Road America

(Starting position in parentheses)
1. (3) Felix Serralles, Haines City, Fla., 9 laps
2. (1) Isaac Lyons, Northern Ireland, 9
3. (5) Spencer Pigot, Windermere, Fla., 9
4. (7) Luigi Biangardi, Rolling Meadows, Ill. 9
5. (6) Ashley Freiberg, Homer Glen, Ill, 9
6. (8) Nick Andries, Pinellas Park, Fla., 9
7. (2) Dennis Trebing, Cape Coral, Fla., 9
8. (14) PJ Rashid, Venice, Italy, 9
9. (15) Chris Wilcox, Bridgewater, NJ, 9
10. (10) Quentin Wahl, Santa Barbara, CA, 9
11. (9) John Mayes, Austin, TX, 9
12. (12) Brian Skinner, New York, NY, 9
13. (19) Jim Norman, Tampa, FL, 5
14. (11) Pat Daly, New York, NY, 9
15. (17) Matthew Thill, Sheboygan, WI, 9
16. (16) Scott Anderson, Fort Collins, Colo., 9
17. (18) Bill Skinner, Bear, DE, 9
18. (4) Brandon Newey, Indianapolis, Ind., 8
19. (13) Peter Ludwig, New Paltz, NY., 8
Race length: 9 laps of a 4-mile road course
Time of race: 23:17.337 minutes                   Margin of victory: .023sec.
Lap leaders: Brandon Newey 1; Isaac Lyons 2; Spencer Pigot 3-4; Felix Serralles 5; Lyons 6-7; Newey 8; Serralles 9
Fastest qualifier: Isaac Lyons 2:32.547      Fastest race lap: Nick Andries, 2:32.578 at 94.378 mph; Lap 4

2010 Skip Barber National points standings after 12 of 14 rounds:
1. Spencer Pigot, 379
2. Isaac Lyons, 359
3. Felix Serralles, 334
4. Dennis Trebing, 330
5. Ashley Freiberg, 319
6. Nick Andries, 313
7. Scott Anderson, 283
8. Brandon Newey, 262
9. Mukul Sud, 210
10. Luis Michael Dorrbecker, 150

2010 Skip Barber Cup points standings after 12 of 14 rounds:
1. Jim Norman, 134
2. Peter Ludwig, 127
3. Brian Skinner 119
4. Brian Cook, 70
5. John Giddens, 58

The championship will be decided at Rounds 13 and 14 of 14 of the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda will be at Road Atlanta with Petit Le Mans September 28th-October 1st.

For immediate news, results and photos, follow the series on Twitter @SkipBarberNatl.

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