Sean Rayhall Continues to Break Records Atlanta, GA (May 13, 2008) - At only the age of thirteen, Sean Rayhall has been breaking and setting records for the past year in his first season on car racing. Sean who already proved to be one of the...
Sean Rayhall Continues to Break Records
Atlanta, GA (May 13, 2008) - At only the age of thirteen, Sean Rayhall has been breaking and setting records for the past year in his first season on car racing. Sean who already proved to be one of the top junior kart drivers in North America has set his sights on a racing career and has been competing in the Skip Barber Championship since late 2007.
On December 19, 2007, Sean became the youngest driver to win a race in open-wheel road racing history. Not only did he win one race, but also he swept the weekend at Sebring International Raceway with double victories. Sean also went on to win the Skip Barber Southern Series Championship in his rookie season becoming the youngest to do so with five poles and nine victories winning the last seven races. Other records include being the youngest driver to win at Sebring International, Miami-Homestead Road Course, and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Road Course.
At the opening round of the Midwestern championship at VIR Sean set the pace early leading practice sessions on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, Sean continued this pace by snagging pole position by one second. At the beginning of the race Sean would open up a two second gap on second place until the clutch went out causing Sean to go off the track. Sean rejoined the race in third after a stop in go penalty, but that was only the start of all the havoc. Sean received another stop and go penalty for speeding in pit lane, and rejoined the race in sixth. The race would end with Sean crossing the line in fifth.
Sunday proved to be much better as Sean was determined and focused to return to the front. Starting the race in fourth he quickly moved into third going into turn one. Sean stayed patient and made his move passing going into the esses making his way into second place. On the back straightaway Sean made the pass for first and never looked back cruising to a ten second victory over the field.
"I am very happy with the weekend even though Saturday did not go as planned," commented Rayhall. "I have never raced at Road America, but am looking forward to the challenge of learning a new track and coming home with another win."
Sean will now focus on the Skip Barber Midwest Championship where he looks to continue his winning streak. The next round of the championship is June 28 at Road America. Sean is also looking at competing in select Skip Barber National Championship races while testing a Porsche 911 and 944.