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Skip Barber National: Who Can Still Win?

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm open wheel racing news, Skip Barber

This edition of “Who Can Still Win?” will be a little different than the previous posts.  The Skip Barber National championship is returning to action this weekend at Road Atlanta– running with fellow junior formula series; the Star Mazda Championship and the Atlantic Championship.

There are four rounds remaining on the 2009 SBN calendar, two races at Road Atlanta and two races at Lime Rock Park. Obviously, a lot can happen in four races, so calculating drops and predicting the final point standings doesn’t make a whole lot of sense right now.  Think of this as a detailed points update rather than a “Who Can Still Win?” post.  Make the jump for all the exciting details….

What You Need To Know:

  • Every competitor is allowed one drop (which includes DNS’s)
  • A driver earns 35 points for a win.
  • A driver earns 1 point for a pole position.
  • Pole points will not be dropped from a competitor’s total if their worst result occurs on the same day as a pole position.
  • The most points a driver can earn in the final four races is 144 (4 wins, 4 poles).

Current Standings Without Drops (Through Round-10)
(Top Five *including a two way tie for fifth*)

  1. Connor De Phillippi 334
  2. Court Vernon 292
  3. Kyle Marcelli 248
  4. Felipe Polehtto 231
  5. Sage Karam 225 -T
  6. Dennis Trebing 225 -T

Full Standings

Current Standings With Drops Calculated (Through Round-10):

  1. Connor De Phillippi 312
  2. Court Vernon 270
  3. Kyle Marcelli 238
  4. Felipe Polehtto 231 (Includes A DNS)
  5. Sage Karam 212
  6. Dennis Trebing 209

Drivers Worst Race Finish After A Drop (Through Round-10)

  • Connor De Phillippi- 2nd
  • Court Vernon- 9th
  • Kyle Marcelli- 16th
  • Felipe Polehtto- DNS
  • Dennis Trebing- 12th
  • Sage Karam- 14th

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A look at each drivers season so far:

Connor De Phillippi:

  • 3 poles
  • 7 wins
  • 9 podiums
  • 3 fast laps
  • 33 laps lead
  • 1 hard charger award (Tie Rd. 5)

Court Vernon:

  • 4 poles
  • 1 win
  • 6 podiums
  • 3 fast laps
  • 31 laps lead
  • 1 hard charger award

Kyle Marcelli:

  • 0 poles
  • 0 wins
  • 3 podiums
  • 1 fast lap
  • 1 lap lead
  • 0 hard charger awards

Felipe Polehtto:

  • 2 poles
  • 1 win
  • 4 podiums
  • 1 fast lap
  • 25 laps lead
  • 2 hard charger awards (Tie Rd. 8)

Sage Karam:

  • 0 poles
  • 0 wins
  • 1 podium
  • 1 fast lap
  • 10 laps lead
  • 1 hard charger award (Tie Rd. 8)

Dennis Trebing:

  • 0 poles
  • 0 wins
  • 1 podium
  • 0 fast laps
  • 0 laps lead
  • 1 hard charger award (Tie Rd. 5)

**Brett Smrz was the only driver not listed above to win a race this season**

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As you can tell, Connor De Phillippi will be relatively tough to beat this year.  That said, the overall championship battle is shaping up to be a great one.  Make sure to follow the remaining four races to see how the finals standings shake out.

You can view the current standings here>>.

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