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10/26/10
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Road to Indy drivers dominate EFormulaCarNews.com driver rankings  
J.K. Vernay
Drivers who competed in Road to Indy ladder series are ranked in the top five of EFormulaCarNews.com's final ranking of North American formula car racers.

Conor Daly enjoyed a stellar season in the Star Mazda Championship ranks - winning both the overall championship and the VISITFLORIDA Cup. The 18-year-old from Noblesville, Ind., tied the Star Mazda record for wins in a season, and set season marks for podiums and pole positions and earned the No. 1 ranking with 10,363 points.

Firestone Indy Lights champion J.K. Vernay was second with 10,340 points after winning five races in 13 starts. Firestone Indy Lights championship runner-up James Hinchcliffe, Star Mazda runner-up  Anders Krohn and Firestone Indy Lights front-runner Charlie Kimball round out the top five.

In all, eight of the top 10 raced in Firestone Indy Lights or Star Mazda, and 20 of the top 25 raced in Road to Indy series with Martin Plowman (Firestone Indy Lights)  ranked sixth, Connor De Phillippi (Star Mazda) seventh and Jorge Golcalvez (Star Mazda) ninth.

Sage Karam, the USF2000 National Championship title winner, was ranked 24th while the "Hard Charger" among the top 100 for October was Patrick McKenna, who advanced 37 places during the month to earn the 32nd spot.

The EFCN Driver Rankings are calculated using a driver's best finishes in the pro junior formula car series raced in North America (Firestone Indy Lights, Star Mazda Championship, F2000 Championship Series, Pacific F2000 Championship, USF2000 National Championship, Formula Enterprises Pro Series and Skip Barber National).

Assembled using events from the last 12 months, a driver's best 10 finishes are used in order to determine their overall current point total. With each new month, results from the previous year are discarded to deliver the current ranking list.

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