SBRS: Southern Series Heads into Penultimate Round

One week after the Barber Dodge Pro Series raced at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Skip Barber Southern Race Series heads to the same venue for the second-to-last event of their championship. Fifty points separate the top-5 in points, but...

One week after the Barber Dodge Pro Series raced at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Skip Barber Southern Race Series heads to the same venue for the second-to-last event of their championship.

Fifty points separate the top-5 in points, but with third-placed Scott Bassinder and fourth-place Rafael Sperafico not in attendance, a top-5 shake-up is in the offing.

Craig Duerson who is also competing in most of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series rounds holds a slim 12-point margin over second-place Scott Presti. Duerson is coming off a double victory at Moroso Motorsports Park at the beginning of the month. Presti had almost equally good results with a win and a second-place finish.

Currently tied for fifth-place are Chris Baker and Matt Franc who could mathematically leap-frog into a tie for third place if both can pull off double victories.

Seventh-place Bud Risser is also sitting out this event, which could have implications in both the overall Top-10 as well as in the Master’s Division. Risser leads Roland Isra by 17 points in the Master’s battle with Shareef Malnick also within striking distance.

The Formula Dodge racers will be utilizing the 2.21-mile, 12-turn infield road circuit at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. As in the Western Series at Fontana, Homestead’s long straights leading into heavy braking zones could put a driver’s drafting skills to the test. With several good opportunities for passing within a single lap, the racing should be as close and exciting as ever.

-George Tamayo

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Roland Isra , Chris Baker , Rafael Sperafico , Skip Barber , Craig Duerson