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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.

Prizes

  • 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.
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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).

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3 Comments

  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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