SBRS: Barber trained racers here and abroad

Skip Barber trained drivers continue to dot the racing landscape with wins and Top-10 results in North American and European action. Close to home, Kenny Brack and hometown hero Michael Andretti recorded second and sixth place finishes in the...

Skip Barber trained drivers continue to dot the racing landscape with wins and Top-10 results in North American and European action. Close to home, Kenny Brack and hometown hero Michael Andretti recorded second and sixth place finishes in the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway. The race start saw Brack jump ahead of the polesitter from the number two position and remain in front the majority of the 225 lap race. Andretti, CARTs winningest driver, earned his sixth place finish just six seconds off the pace.

Earlier in the day, Toyota Atlantics ran a support race to the marquee event. Former Barber Dodge Pro Series racers Jonathan Macri, Rocky Moran Jr. and Joey Hand completed the 65 lap race in fourth, sixth and ninth respectively.

In NASCAR Winston Cup action, Skip Barber trained Jeff Gordon earned a second place result in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Gordon, by finishing second, cuts the overall leader's margin to 14 points heading into next week's Charlotte event. Fellow Skip Barber trained Steve Park and Ken Schrader followed in fourth and ninth. Last year's Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte rounded out the Skip Barber Top-10 with his tenth place finish.

Skip Barber trained Jack Sprague and Dennis Setzer recorded eighth and ninth place finishes in the Ram Tough 200 in Madison, Illinois. The Craftsman Truck result marked the fifth time in five tries that Skip Barber principal partner Dodge was on the victory stand.

In England, Skip Barber alumnus Patrick Long made two podium appearances in Formula Ford action at Oulton Park. The Californian notched a win and a second place result in the two-race weekend event. Long's best lap on the 2.77 mile circuit was completed in 1:41.801 seconds.

- Andrew Torres

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Steve Park , Ken Schrader , Michael Andretti , Kenny Brack , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Joey Hand , Jonathan Macri , Rocky Moran Jr. , Patrick Long , Skip Barber