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Pigot and Dörrbecker visit Victory Lane at VIR

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted April 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm Skip Barber

SBN Competitors Negotiate VIR
(photo: Kelly Brouillet/Skip Barber Racing)

The Skip Barber National Championship completed Round 5 & 6 of their 14-race 2010 schedule over the weekend at Virginia International Raceway. It’s a bit strange to think that they are almost halfway through the 2010 season and it’s only April.

Round 5- VIR

Floridian Spencer Pigot claimed his second-career win by battling to the front of the pack in Round 5 after starting the race 4th. Honorable mention should go to Dennis Trebing who qualified on pole — with a broken right hand — and led the majority of the race prior to be being bumped off track on the final lap by Mukul Sud. Trebing ended up eighth in the final standings for the day. Sud was given a stop-and-go penalty by race officials following the event which resulted in a ninth place finish. Ashley Freiberg and Scott Anderson both earned their career-best National finish by completing the race 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Brandon Newey of Indianapolis, IN. earned the hard charger award by improving the most positions. Newey, 17, started the race in 11th and finished 5th – similar to that of Freiberg and Anderson this was Newey’s career-best finish in Skip Barber National competition.

Round 6- VIR

Mexican driver Luis Michael Dörrbecker earned his first-career win in Sunday’s Round 6 after starting the race in 7th.  The impressive drive earned him the co-hard charger award for improving six positions.  Isaac Lyons shared the honor after driving from 10th on the grid to finish 4th.

Felix Serralles finished 2nd and Nick Andries rounded out the top-three.  Round 5 winner Spencer Pigot started the race from pole position, but, ultimately ended up 8th when the checkered flag came out.  The result marked Pigot’s first non-podium finish of the 2010 season.

The series’ resumes action on May 28-31, 2010 at Lime Rock Park.

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  1. CRGguy on April 26, 2010 6:28 am

    The numbers (12) in Skippy nationals are hurting.Worse than ever and it’s only the third race weekend.The talent pool depth of experienced drivers in shallow.
    The shootout has become very political (IMO) and entries have dwindled.Support personnel such as mechanics this past weekend was questionable.I want to see this series thrive but they need to step it up because they do have a lot to offer.

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