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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
July 27, 2011

The July ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on August 31, 2011.

  Driver Last Month
1 Josef Newgarden (Indy Lights)
After a so-so performance in Toronto, dominated Edmonton with two poles, a win, and a second.
2 Alexander Rossi (F-Renault 3.5)
A strong second in Hungary followed by a fifth moves him up to fourth in the standings.
3 Conor Daly (Indy Lights, GP3)
Finally got some points in GP3 with a sixth at the Nurburgring. Also scored an eighth there as well as a seventh in Silverstone.
4 Gabby Chaves (GP3)
Struggled at Silverstone and Nurburgring with two DNFs and two finishes outside the top 10.
5 Connor De Phillippi (Star Mazda)
Started second and finished second in a thrilling race at Mosport moving him to second in the points.
6 Sage Karam (Star Mazda)
Continues his strong streak with a pole at Mosport, and then running for the lead before a wheel banging incident.
7 Zach Veach (USF2000)
The USF2000 is on hiatus, but practiced with the F2000 series, turning the third fastest lap.
8 Kyle Connery (F2000)
Continues to run fast, winning twice in a row (Mid-Ohio and Mosport) and qualified on the front row three out of four races with two poles.
9 Spencer Pigot (USF2000)
Took a break along with the USF2000, but practiced with F2000 and fared strongly.
10 Chris Livengood (F2000)
Starting to come into his own with a win at Mid-Ohio from pole and two runner ups at Mosport with one pole.
11 Nick Andries (Star Mazda)
Finished fourth at Mosport, moving him up to third in the points.
12 Scott Anderson (Skip Barber)
Starting to stretch his points lead with three consecutive wins (Road America and two at Road Atlanta) along with a pole.
13 Connor Ford (Pacific F2000)
On break along with Pacific F2000.
14 Brandon Newey (Skip Barber)
A win at Road America followed by a second there and another second at Road Atlanta keeps him second in the standings.
15 Trent Hindman (Skip Barber)
Enters the Ranking with consistent finishes of second, fourth (Road America), fourth, second (Road Atlanta), placing him third in points.
Dropped out: Felix Serralles.

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