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Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout: Entry List 2010

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted November 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm Karting Scholarship, Skip Barber

Skip Barber Racing released its 2010 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout entry list last week. The tentative list is comprised of 39 drivers.

The shootout will take place on Dec. 3-6, 2010, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The entrants will be competing for $200,000 worth of seat time in various Skip Barber Racing Series. The top prize, presented by the MazdaSPEED Development Ladder and the FIA Motorsport Safety Development Fund, will be a pair of rides in the 2011 Skip Barber National Championship, valued at approximately $52,000 each.

As noted above, there will be 39 drivers (and possibly more) in attendance at this year’s shootout. The average contestant age is 16.79 years.

Two years ago, I wrote a piece about the number of drivers who are 15 years of age or younger and competing for the prestigious Skip Barber Karting Scholarship. It seems the average age of the entrants continues to drop every year as competitors are getting younger and younger. Last year there were 13 drivers who were 15 years of age or younger in the shootout. This year, there is a record-15 drivers who are 15 years of age or younger. But, it should be noted that the youngest driver this season is 14, whereas in years past, the youngest competitor has always been 13-years-old or younger.

Here is a closer look at some actual numbers…

Percentage of Drivers Age 15 or Younger

2010- 39.47 (15 drivers) with the youngest being 14 years of age.
2009- 35.14% (13 drivers) with the youngest being 13 years of age.
2008- 20.00% (10 drivers) with the youngest being 13 years of age.
2007- 29.41% (15 drivers) with the youngest being 12 years of age.
2006- 24.49% (12 drivers) with the youngest being 13 years of age.
2005- 17.02% (8 drivers) with the youngest being 13 years of age.

Make the jump to see the full 2010 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout entry list…

2010 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout Entry List
Driver Name / Age / Hometown / Karting Series

Neil Alberico, 18, Monte Sereno, CA, CKI National Championship Series
Franco Aragones, 14, Cancun, Rotax Southeast Series
Nick Arrotta, 25, Greenacres, WA, National Karting Alliance
Courtney Atkinson, 17, Franklin, WI, World Karting Association
Sam Beasley, 16, Painesville, OH, Florida Winter Tour, WKA
Nova Brown, 15, Venura, CA, Los Angeles Kart Club
Jorge Cevallos, Coronado, Calif.
Sabre Cook, 16, Grand Junction, CO, CKI National Championship Series
Ian Costa, 21, Pleasanton, CA, Kinsmen Kart Club
*Nicolas Costa, 19, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, FWT
Logan Downing, 18, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Western Rotax
*Mark Draghicescu, 18, Beaverton, OR
Jake Eidson, 15, Littleton, CO, SKUSA
*RC Enerson, 14, New Port Richey, Florida, CKI
Danilo Estrela, 15, Long Branch, NJ
Gregory Evans, 20, Walnut Creek, CA, Jim Russell
Patrick Gallagher, 18, Thornville, OH, World Karting Association
Michael Grijalva, 19, Rough and Ready, CA, IKF, N. California Karters
Garett Grist, 15, Brimsby, Ontario
Scott Hargrove, 15, Surrey, British Columbia
Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ, Florida Winter Tour
Andrew Hobbs, 16, Glendale, WI, TAG World Championships
Devin Jones, 15, Mooresville, NC, IKF, World Karting Association
Kyle Kaiser, 14, Santa Clara, CA, International Kart Federation
Kenton Koch, 16, Glendora, CA, IKF, So-Cal Sprinters Kart Club
Dillon Kranz, 23, Columbus, WI, Badger Kart Club
Kyle Kuntze, 21, Poway, CA, International Kart Federation, NCK Karting
Nicholas Latifi, 15, Toronto, Ontario, ASN FIA Canadian NKC
Mason Marotta, 16, Carmel, CA, CKI National Championship Series
Shinya Michimi, 17, Mason, OH, World Karting Association
Jack Mitchell, 14, Clarendon Hills, IL, Rotax Junior
Sarah Montgomery, 16, Lafayette, LA, Firestone Tri-State Series
Gregory Muender, 23, San Diego, CA, Jim Hall Kart Racing
Tristan Nunez, 15, Boca Raton, Florida Winter Tour
* Sebastien Ordonez, 16, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Florida Winter Tour
Remo Ruscitti, 16, Burnaby, British Columbia, WSK
Stefan Rzadzinski , 17, Edmonton, Alberta, CKI
Austin Self, 14, Austin, TX, KartSport, Florida Winter Tour
Shawn Sharkey, 16, Middletown NJ, CKI
Zachary Silver, 14, Hinsdale, IL, SKUSA SuperNationals
Aaron Telitz, 18, Birchwood, WI, CIK, TAG
*Colin Thompson, 16, Perkaise, PA, ECECK
Alec Udell, 14, Hinsdale, Ill.,  Team USA Jr. Rotax
Jason Wolfe, 16, Mount Vernon, OH, Midstate Ohio Kart Club

*indicates late addition (not factored into statistics)

Skip Barber Marketing Coordinator Kelly Brouillet will be posting live updates from Laguna Seca on Dec. 3-6 via Twitter.

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