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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
July 31, 2013

The July ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on September 25, 2013.

  Driver Last Year
1 Conor Daly (GP3)
With the exception of a weekend in GP2 and a one-off at Indy, Daly stayed in GP3 where he finished sixth last year. This year, he has a win, a pole, and three podiums.
2 Alexander Rossi (GP2)
Now an official F1 test driver with Caterham, Rossi also moves into the GP2 Series where his best finish so far is a third.
3 Matthew Brabham (Pro Mazda)
Last year's USF2000 National Championship champion and Team USA Scholarship winner, Brabham is taking the Pro Mazda Championship by storm. He's won seven races in a row on all different circuits (road, street, oval), three poles, and two thirds, with his only blemish a DNF. He easily leads the series.
4 Sage Karam (Indy Lights)
After a third place in the tight 2012 Star Mazda Championship, Karam has moved up successfully with two wins, two poles, and six podiums to place second in Indy Lights.
5 Gabby Chaves (Indy Lights)
Without a win, consistency has but Chaves third in Indy Lights thanks to three seconds, three thirds, and a fourth for the 2012 Star Mazda runner-up.
6 Spencer Pigot (Pro Mazda)
Moving up the ladder after finishing second in USF2000, Pigot has a win, two seconds, a third, and three fourths in Pro Mazda.
7 Shelby Blackstock (Pro Mazda)
Overshadowed by his teammate, Matthew Brabham, Blackstock has a win, two poles, two seconds, and three thirds for third place in Pro Mazda.
8 Neil Alberico (USF2000)
After a seventh place finish in USF2000, Alberico returns to the series, and is already sitting in third place thanks to three wins and a pole.
9 Kyle Connery (F2000)
His third season in the F2000 Championship Series, Connery sits in second place with three wins, two poles, two seconds, and a third.
10 Jack Eidson (F1600)
The 2012 Skip Barber National titleholder, Eidson has four wins, three poles, and three seconds in eight F1600 Formula F Championship races, placing him on top of the standings.
11 Colton Herta (Pacific F1600/Skip Barber)
The 13-year-old son of Bryan, Colton is doing everything to make a name for himself. In 10 Pacific Formula F1600 races, he has six wins and four seconds along with three poles. He also has seven podium finishes, with one win, in eight Skip Barber National races.
12 Felix Serralles (FIA F3 Euro)
After a third place finish in 2012 British F3, Serralles stayed in Europe. He has two second place finishes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
13 Santino Ferrucci (F2000)
The karting star just started car racing this past winter in Skip Barber. He made quite the splash, entering the F2000 Championship Series just four races ago where he grabbed a pole, a second, third, fourth, and fifth (in heavy rain).
14 Adrian Starrantino (F1600)
A third place 2012 Skip Barber National driver, Starrantino has three wins, two poles, two seconds, and two thirds for second in the F1600 Formula F Championship.
15 Scott Anderson (Pro Mazda)
In the ultra tough Pro Mazda Championship, Anderson is fifth, behind a slew of American drivers. The 2012 USF2000 National Championship third place driver has five top 5s with a best of second.
Dropped out: Connor De Phillippi (racing Porsches in Germany), Wyatt Gooden (USF2000), Brandon Newey (USF2000), Trent Hindman (racing Porsches in SCCA), Jack Mitchell, Jr. (Quebec Formula Tour 1600 Championship), Bobby Kelley.

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