SBRS: Bryan Sellers Holds Slim Lead Going to Road America

Bryan Sellers will enter rounds 5 and 6 of the Formula Dodge National Championship Presented by RACER at Road America on June 30-July 2 with a three-point margin over Craig Duerson (69-66). Both drivers were double winners at rounds 1 and 2, ...

Bryan Sellers will enter rounds 5 and 6 of the Formula Dodge National Championship Presented by RACER at Road America on June 30-July 2 with a three-point margin over Craig Duerson (69-66). Both drivers were double winners at rounds 1 and 2, racing in a format the splits the 24 strong field into two round robin groups for each weekend.

Rounds 3 and 4 at New Hampshire International Raceway saw four different winners on the weekend which tightened the race for the overall points lead where the first ten drivers are separated by 29 points. Twenty points go the victor of each round with an additional point awarded to the pole sitter. Caio Travaglini, Jon Morely, Christian Szymczak and Damian Della-Santina all stood atop the victory podium in New Hampshire. Travaglini lies third overall, 11 points behind Dureson with Della-Santina a further two points in arrears. Morely is fifth and Szymczak eighth. Despite not yet opening their victory account, Anthony Simone (5th overall), Ryan Howe (6th), Tophie Stewart (9th) and Daniel Di Leo (10th) are all still very much in contention for the National Championship title.

The Formula Dodge National Championship is making it's first of two appearances at Road America. This time around, the 2.2-mile 9-turn short course will see action. The second visit will employ the long course, yet the short course utilizes the Carousel turn as well as the daunting Kink and fearsome Canada Corner. All should provide a dramatic backdrop to the exciting spectacle of Formula Dodge R/T 2000 racecars piloted by some of the most talented young drivers in North America.

The top three drivers in the series each receive an automatic entry to the Barber Dodge Pro Series "Big Scholarship" run-off held every autumn in Sebring, Fla. The winner of that event receives a full year in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, valued at more than $175,000. Both are part of the more than $1 million awarded annually in scholarships, making it the world's most comprehensive motorsports scholarship ladder.

-George Tamayo

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Christian Szymczak , Craig Duerson , Bryan Sellers , Anthony Simone