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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
August 31, 2011

The August ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on September 28, 2011.

  Driver Last Month
1 Alexander Rossi (F-Renault 3.5)
After a third in the first Silverstone race, finished second the next day, but a technical infraction DQ followed by an appeal has third place in the standings in limbo.
2 Josef Newgarden (Indy Lights)
After a third place at Trois-Rivières, scored a win from pole at New Hampshire.
3 Connor De Phillippi (Star Mazda)
Followed a fifth place finish in the first Trois-Rivières race with a win at the tough street circuit. Then, scored a runner up finish at Sears Point.
4 Conor Daly (Indy Lights, GP3)
Finally starting to show something in GP3 with a pair of seventh place finishes at Spa. This came after a front row starting spot at Trois -Rivières in Indy Lights was negated with a crash.
5 Gabby Chaves (GP3)
Continues to struggle in GP3. Budapest was a lost effort, and Spa saw a pair of 16th place finishes.
6 Sage Karam (Star Mazda)
Cooled down a bit after a hot streak with a fourth and fifth at Trois-Rivières and a fourth at Sears Point.
7 Spencer Pigot (USF2000)
Struggled a bit keeping up with the leaders at Mid-Ohio with a third and fourth, but turned it around at Road America with a pair of poles, a win and a second to move into second in the points.
8 Kyle Connery (F2000)
Did not see action as the F2000 Championship Series was on a long break.
9 Zach Veach (USF2000)
Fell a spot to third in the standings with a fifth and seventh at Mid-Ohio and a third and fifth at Road America.
10 Nick Andries (Star Mazda)
Looking strong lately with three straight podium finishes -- a third and second at Trois-Rivières and a third at Sears Point.
11 Chris Livengood (F2000)
Did not see action as the F2000 Championship Series was on a long break.
12 Scott Anderson (Skip Barber)
Maintained the lead in the series with a fifth and second at Lime Rock.
13 Brandon Newey (Skip Barber)
Notched a second and third at Lime Rock to stay second in the points.
14 Connor Ford (Pacific F2000)
Continues on break with the long gap in the Pacific F2000 schedule.
15 Trent Hindman (Skip Barber)
Scored a win from pole in the second Lime Rock race after getting a third in the first race.
Dropped out: None.

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