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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
September 27, 2017

The September ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on November 29, 2017.

  Driver Last Rank
1 Oliver Askew (USF2000)
Completed his amazing first full season of racing with two poles, a win, a second, and a fourth to win the USF2000 championship.
2 Kyle Kaiser (Indy Lights)
Wrapped up the Indy Lights title totaling three poles, three wins, and eight podiums.
3 Colton Herta (Indy Lights)
Finished up the season with two poles, a second, and two thirds to take third in the championship.
4 Kyle Kirkwood (US F4)
Continued his hot streak with three poles, two wins, four seconds, and a third to remain on top of the standings. Named a Team USA Scholarship candidate.
5 Kaylen Frederick (USF2000)
A third and a fourth kept him in fourth place in the final standings.
6 Zach Holden (F1600)
Four pole positions in six races translated to two wins with a total of five podiums. He remains in second place.
7 Aaron Telitz (Indy Lights)
Wrapped up the season in sixth place with a win in the finale at Watkins Glen.
8 TJ Fischer (Pro Mazda)
Finished the season with five top fives in six races. He finished fourth in the championship.
9 Cameron Das (British F3)
Maintains fifth place thanks to a second, a third, and a fourth.
10 Logan Sargeant (British F4)
Won his first two races (the first from the pole) amid a string of 11 top five finishes in 12 races. This jumped him to third in the standings.
11 Jonathon Kotyk (F1600)
Won all three races in Pittsburgh -- one from the pole -- and then took a third and two fourths. He sits third in the standings. Named a Team USA Scholarship candidate.
12 Dakota Dickerson (US F4)
Grabbed five top fives in six races along with two poles. Despite competing in only half the races, he is in sixth place.
13 Ryan Tveter (GP3)
Took a second at Hungaroring and a third at Spa along with a fifth at Monza. This jumped him from 12th to seventh in the championship.
14 Timothy de Silva (Pacific F2000)
Did not compete in the recent race weekend, so dropped from first to third in the standings.
15 Simon Sikes (Skip Barber)
The demise of the Skip Barber Racing School, and thus its racing series, left a number of drivers on the sidelines. However, Sikes was still named a Team USA Scholarship candidate.
Dropped out: Timo Reger (US F4), Bryan Saxe (Skip Barber)

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