SBRS: CSOT: Scott Speed earns ride, Loniewski goes to runoff

Starting from the pole at the Las Vegas Karting Center, Scott Speed won the series championship and top prizes for US karting's richest day. The 18-year-old Californian led to the checkered flag in Sunday's Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of...

Starting from the pole at the Las Vegas Karting Center, Scott Speed won the series championship and top prizes for US karting's richest day. The 18-year-old Californian led to the checkered flag in Sunday's Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow season finale, taking his third victory of the four-race SuperPro series for 125 shifter karts.

The win earns Speed a fully-funded ride in the 2002 Formula Dodge National Championship Series presented by RACER magazine. Speed, originally one of 16 karters scheduled to take part in the Barber-CART Karting Scholarship Runoff, now can bypass the contest, his seat completely secure.

Tony Loniewski of Michigan City, IN, has been tapped to replace him and will vie for one of the four Barber-CART Karting Scholarships.

In addition to his season in the National Championship, Speed's rewards include a Skip Barber Three-Day Racing School followed by a full Champ Car test with Team Rahal, with $5,000 cash thrown in for good measure.

Loniewski will compete in the 2002 Barber-CART Karting Scholarship Runoff featuring the 16 entrants, to take place on January 3-4, 2001 at Sebring International Raceway. Four Scholarship recipients will be chosen at the conclusion of the runoff, earning a full season in the 2002 Formula Dodge National Championship Presented by RACER, the Official National Amateur Championship of CART. Each Scholarship has a value of $45,000.

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Series Kart , Other open wheel
Drivers Tony Loniewski , Scott Speed , Skip Barber