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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
September 25, 2013

The September ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on November 13, 2013.

  Driver Last Rank
1 Conor Daly (GP3)
Continues to impress in GP3 with a pair of runner-up finishes at Spa and an eighth from the back of the field at Monza. Another driver taking him out at Monza cost him key points, but still moved up to fourth in the standings.
2 Alexander Rossi (GP2)
A third at Spa and a second at Monza highlighted an up and down three events as Rossi moved up two spots in the standings to 11th.
3 Matthew Brabham (Pro Mazda)
Has been nothing short of spectacular -- and perfect -- in the past four races. Four poles and four victories at Mid-Ohio and Trois-Rivieres clinched the championship with one weekend to go.
4 Gabby Chaves (Indy Lights)
Stayed in third place but closed the gap thanks to a win at Mid-Ohio from pole and a third at Baltimore.
5 Sage Karam (Indy Lights)
Took over the championship lead with an eighth at Mid-Ohio and a second at Baltimore.
6 Shelby Blackstock (Pro Mazda)
A second and a fourth at Mid-Ohio along with a sixth at Trois-Rivieres maintained the third spot in the championship.
7 Spencer Pigot (Pro Mazda)
A fourth and three fifths was enough to keep his fourth place spot in the points.
8 Neil Alberico (USF2000)
Two wins from pole at Mid-Ohio along with a DNF after starting second combined with a second and fourth at Laguna Seca moved him up one spot to second in the standings.
9 Jack Eidson (F1600)
Three wins (two from pole at Mid-Ohio, the other at Summit Point) along with a third at Summit easily gave him the championship. He is also one of two recipients of the Team USA Scholarship.
10 Kyle Connery (F2000)
Remained in second in the final standings after winning at Mid-Ohio (along with a sixth) despite a terrible weekend at Summit Point.
11 Santino Ferrucci (F2000)
Continues to be a very quick learner in cars, grabbing two fifths at Mid-Ohio and a third and a second at Summit Point. Wound up fifth in points despite missing the first six races.
12 Colton Herta (Pacific F1600/Skip Barber)
A win and a second at Buttonwillow allows him to stay in the lead in Pacific F1600. In Skip Barber, a win and a second at Lime Rock moves him up to third spot.
13 Felix Serralles (FIA F3 Euro)
Stayed in seventh in the standings of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship after DNF'ing at Nurburgring followed by a sixth and 12th there.
14 Adrian Starrantino (F1600)
Two thirds (one each at Mid-Ohio and Summit Point) and a win at Summit kept him in second in the final standings.
15 Scott Anderson (Pro Mazda)
Remained in fifth in the points after a pair of fourths at Trois-Rivieres and a sixth and DNF at Mid-Ohio.
Dropped out: None.

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