Just as no flower will bloom if it’s not
well planted, so a racecar driver can’t hope
to make it to the upper branches of the
sport if his roots aren’t strong. And that’s
why seeing Spencer Pigot at the top of
the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
points table at the end of April, and Jake
Eidson holding P1 in the Cooper Tires
USF2000 Championship Powered by
Mazda, is the perfect endorsement of the
Skip Barber Racing School as it feeds hot
young talent onto the Mazda Road To Indy.
Both these quick young Americans –
Pigot from Pasadena, Calif. and Eidson of
Memphis, Tenn. – came through Skip
Barber’s famous race school as it provided
a perfect stepping stone from karts to cars.
Pigot earned a victory in only his
second Skip Barber race at Sebring
International Raceway, clinched the 2009
Skip Barber Karting Shootout Scholarship,
and earned a fully funded ride in the 2010
Skip Barber National Series…which he won.
Pigot, who is reigning Pro Mazda
champion, has adapted superbly to the
new Dallara IL15 Indy Lights car and
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scored his first wins in the series at
Barber Motorsports Park in April. His
Juncos Racing entry led from pole to
checkered flag in both rounds of the
double-header in Alabama, clearly fulfilling
all the promise he’d shown at Skip Barber
Racing School half a decade ago.
Eidson will be hoping to emulate his
compatriot in a couple of years, having
started this year’s USF2000 title race
with a (double) bang – a pair of victories
on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
driving for Pabst Racing. Eidson was
2011-2012 Skip Barber Winter Series
Champion, Summer Series champ in
2012, and then Winter Series title
winner again in 2013.
Aaron Telitz is another super-quick
Skip Barber alumnus, and as this issue of
RACER went to press, he lay third in the
USF2000 championship. The Cape
Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing
driver scored his first win of the season
at Barber Motorsports Park.
By David Malsher
Puerto Rico’s Felix Serralles has returned to
America after a highly successful foray in
Europe, where he finished third in the 2012
British Formula 3 Championship. Serralles, who
also finished third in the 2010 Skip Barber
National Championship, is racing Indy Lights
for the defending champs, Belardi Autosport.
domination of the
Indy Lights races at
Park pushed him to
the top of the
ABOVE: Aaron Telitz
is back on the
winning trail in
USF2000, with a win
at Barber in April.
“Eidson hopes to emulate
Pigot in a couple of years,
having started the 2015
USF2000 title race with a
(double) bang in St. Pete”