SBRS: Top Karters Set to Square Off in Skip Barber Race Series Shoot Out

Fourteen of the North America’s top kart racers are set to square off Monday and Tuesday, Feb 14-15 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. The prize is a scholarship for four of the top Shoot Out invitees to race in the Skip...

Fourteen of the North America’s top kart racers are set to square off Monday and Tuesday, Feb 14-15 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. The prize is a scholarship for four of the top Shoot Out invitees to race in the Skip Barber Race Series, featuring the new Formula Dodge R/T 2000.

Like 1999 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, these fourteen hope that ultimately their destinies will lead them to the “Big Scholarship” and the Barber Dodge Pro Series. For now they must focus on two days of on and off track evaluations before a panel of six judges that will be watching everything from their lap times to how they handle oral interviews.

The fourteen 1999-2000 Karting Scholarship Invitees are:

Jonathan Bomarito, Salinas, Ca.

Kevin Christensen, Castaic, Ca.

Tommy Contino, Hesparia, Ca.

Dan Dileo, Markham, Ontario

Mathew Hottman, Cottage Grove, Wisc.

Troy Hottman, Cottage Grove, Wisc.

Steve Pickering, Kingston, Ontario

Michael Rossi, Murrita, Ca.

Oliver Rowan, San Francisco, Ca.

Dan Schmalshof, Adair, Ill.

Richard Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ontario

Scott Speed, Manteca, Ca.

Jonathan Strohm, Wildwwod, Mo.

Landon Yee, San Rafael, Ca.

As part of their Karting Scholarship invitations, all fourteen recipients have received and gone through a Skip Barber Three Day Racing School. The upcoming shoot out will be conducted using the current 2-liter Formula Dodge race car.

The panel of judges for the 2000 Karting Shoot Out are Skip Barber senior instructor Terry Earwood, two-time Barber Dodge Pro Series runner-up and 2000 Dayton Indy Lights driver Todd Snyder, factory Corvette C5 R driver Kelly Collins and long time Skip Barber Racing School Instructors, Don Kutchall, Gregg Borland and David Russell.

The four winners will be announced within one week of the Shoot Out’s conclusion.

-George Tamayo

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Kart , Other open wheel
Drivers Kelly Collins , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Scott Speed , Skip Barber , Jonathan Bomarito , Terry Earwood , Todd Snyder , Steve Pickering , Anthony Simone , Michael Rossi , David Russell