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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
July 28, 2010

The July ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. Here is the press release for this month's ranking. The next ranking will appear on August 25, 2010.

  Driver Last Month
1 Conor Daly (Star Mazda)
The Star Mazda series was off in July. Daly defends his first place standing with four races in August.
2 Alexander Rossi (GP3)
Finished second and fifth at Silverstone. Had a rougher time in Hockenheim with an eighth and DNF. Remains third in points.
3 Josef Newgarden (GP3)
Has at times run fast in practice and qualifying, but can't cut a break in the races. Finally scored some points at Silverstone.
4 Gabby Chaves (Italian F3)
Struggled at Imola, but started second at Mugello. However, only managed a seventh and eighth there.
5 Charlie Kimball (Indy Lights)
Terrible mechanical luck continues to plague him, but finally managed two fourths in Canada (Toronto and Edmonton), but still fell two positions to fourth in the standings.
6 Connor De Phillippi (Star Mazda)
Was idle in July with no Star Mazda events.
7 Cole Morgan (F2000)
Had two strong races at Watkins Glen (fourth and third) after starting poorly. Won at Lime Rock, but more impressively, finished ninth at Lime Rock after losing all his brakes with contact on the first lap.
8 Spencer Pigot (Skip Barber)
Two pole positions at New Jersey, but slipped to second in both races. Maintains first place in series.
9 Sage Karam (USF2000)
The USF2000 National Championship was also off in July Returns to action with two doubleheaders in August.
10 Dennis Trebing (Skip Barber)
A fifth and a seventh at New Jersey keeps him in third place in the standings, but two other drivers are now tied with him.
11 Matt Lee (Italian F3)
Had a rougher time at Imola and Mugello with a ninth place finish his best in July. This dropped him to 12th in the points.
12 Felix Serralles (Skip Barber)
Enters the ranking with a busy month. Won his first race at New Jersey and along with a third moved into a tie for third place. Then, made his F2000 Championship Series debut at Lime Rock with an impressive third qualifying spot in heavy rain with a sixth and eighth in the races.
13 Miles Maroney (Pacific F2000)
The Pacific F2000 series enters a long two-month break. They don't return to action till September.
14 Jonathan Scarallo (F2000)
Has been running fast and strong, but has not been rewarded with results with his best July finish a sixth at Lime Rock.
15 Ashley Freiberg (Skip Barber)
Joins the ranking after winning her first race at New Jersey while also grabbing a third. Has seven top five finishes in 10 races which places her tied for third in the points.
Dropped out: Nick Andries, Brett Smrz.

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