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Driver Rankings

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted July 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm open wheel racing news

The mid-season EFCN Driver Rankings were released this morning.  The July 14th edition didn’t feature much change at the top with Conor Daly retaining the No. 1 ranking.

The biggest mover inside the top-20 was F2000 Championship competitor Tim Minor, jumping up 16-spots from the June edition.  Mikhail Goikhberg — who competes in USF2000, F2000 Championship, and the Ontario Formula Ford Championship — launched 40 spots this month and is now ranked 35th after being 75th last month.

Chris Livengood made the biggest push, jumping up 46-spots this month, coming in 65th overall.  Livengood, who is competing in the F2000 Championship, is in his first full-season of car racing.  Just this week, it was announced that he will pick up some additional support from Primus Racing.  I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see Livengood continue his climb in the coming months.

Pacific F2000 competitor Miles Maroney has put together a really solid year on the West Coast and jumped up 41-spots this month, coming in 64th overall.

Tatiana Calderon (Star Mazda) is continuing to develop.  I think we are just beginning to see what she’s capable of in a race car.  She is up 36-spots from the June edition at 91st and was up 77-spots last month for a total of 113-spots in the last two-months.  Watch for even more progress from the young Colombian next month.

Also from the Star Mazda ranks, Tristan Vautier improved 40-spots, coming in 80th. Over the the last two months, he’s gained 95 spots.

Once again, there was a fair amount of movement in the rankings.  It’s extremely disappointing to see so many talented drivers continuing to drop with the “Not Active” tag next to their name.


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