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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
June 29, 2011

The June ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on July 27, 2011.

  Driver Last Month
1 Josef Newgarden (Indy Lights)
Controversy reigned over his car's legalities, but wins at Indy, Iowa, and a Milwaukee runner-up, moving him into first in the standings is hard to ignore.
2 Alexander Rossi (F-Renault 3.5)
Bad luck for the best American hopeful in Europe with two DNFs despite grid spots of second and seventh at Nurburgring, and a 22nd at Monaco.
3 Gabby Chaves (GP3)
Registered his first top five finishes in GP3 with a fourth and fifth at Valencia, moving him up to 11th in the standings.
4 Conor Daly (Indy Lights, GP3)
Skipping the Indy Lights oval races to concentrate on GP3, got his first top ten with a seventh at Valencia.
5 Sage Karam (Star Mazda)
Overcame a terrible start in Star Mazda to become an oval master with a third at IRP and wins at Milwaukee and Iowa, the latter from the pole, leapfrogging him from 11th to second in the standings, and landing fifth in his first appearance in the Rankings.
6 Connor De Phillippi (Star Mazda)
A win at IRP followed by two disappointing races dropped him to third in the points.
7 Zach Veach (USF2000)
Two second place finishes (IRP and Milwaukee) along with a pole moved him up a spot to second in the points.
8 Kyle Connery (F2000)
A heroic effort after a practice crash landed him the hospital to come back and take second and a pole at Watkins Glen, maintaining second in the standings.
9 Spencer Pigot (USF2000)
A fourth and sixth on ovals dropped him a spot in the standings to third.
10 Nick Andries (Star Mazda)
A second at IRP and a third at Milwaukee allowed him to move up to fourth in the points.
11 Connor Ford (Pacific F2000)
Continues to dominate Pacific F2000 with two poles, a win, and a third at Fontana for a huge points lead.
12 Chris Livengood (F2000)
A fifth after a pole and then a runner up spot a Watkins Glen enabled him to jump three spots to third in the standings.
13 Scott Anderson (Skip Barber)
Took over the championship lead with a win and a second at Lime Rock.
14 Brandon Newey (Skip Barber)
Stayed in second place thanks to a fifth and third at Lime Rock.
15 Felix Serralles (F-Renault 2.0)
Grabbed a sixth at Valencia, moving him up to sixth in the standings.
Dropped out: Cole Morgan.

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