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Pigot and Serralles Earn Top Prize

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted January 4, 2010 at 11:51 am Karting Scholarship, Skip Barber

Spencer Pigot and Felix Serralles earned the top prize at the 2009-2010 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-Out; each earning a fully-funded ride in the 2010 Skip Barber National championship.

Nicolas Costa, Mukul Sud, Sebastian Ordonez and Jesus Rios also earned prizes at the shoot-out.


  • Spencer Pigot (16)- fully-funded season in Skip Barber National
  • Felix Serralles (17)- fully-funded season in Skip Barber National
  • Nicolas Costa (18)- fully-funded half season in Skip Barber National
  • Mukul Sud (24)- fully-funded season in Skip Barber Regional
  • Sebastian Ordonez (15)fully-funded season in Skip Barber Regional
  • Jesus Rios (15)- fully-funded half season in Skip Barber Regional

A couple thoughts on this year’s shoot-out.

– As always it’s nice to see the Skip Barber organization spreading out the awards and developing a few of the kids in their regional programs.

– It was a good year to be from Florida as both Serralles and Pigot hail from the Sunshine State.  Plus, I would assume that both Serralles and Pigot (being from Florida) have both done their fair share of laps around Sebring.

– Both Spencer and Felix competed in the 2008 shoot-out as well.  I don’t think too many people were surprised when the top-prize recipients were announced.  It will be fun to watch these two develop in the car ranks next season.

– The average age of the award winners is 17.5 years old.

You can read the official press release here.

Shoot-Out Winners

2009 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-Out Winners(drivers from left to right) Nicolas Costa, Mukul Sud, Sebastian Ordonez, Jesus Rios, Spencer Pigot and Felix Serralles. Joined by John Doonan (l) and Michael Culver (r).



  1. Speedy on January 4, 2010 6:24 pm

    I can’t understand the logic in giving a Regional scholarship to a driver that is 24 years old? At 24 they should be in Indy Lights at least?

  2. Ryan on January 4, 2010 6:50 pm

    Yeah, I thought that was a bit strange too. However, the Skip Barber organization set an age restriction of 25 years old (or less) for the Karting Scholarship Shoot-Out and it wouldn’t be right to discriminate against a driver simply because of his/her age.

    The other two (who received regional scholarships) were 15 years old.

  3. Racing Yoda on January 4, 2010 8:25 pm

    Mukul Sud is a truly exceptional driver who only recently discovered his talent and passion for racing. He has only run one car race and a short season of karting. While his age might seem to be against him in seeking a career as a driver in motorsports, he will turn it to an advantage. He is both talented and dedicated. Remember the name….you’ll see it again.

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