After four exciting days of driving education, invaluable seminars, nail biting on track sessions, and much deliberation, the winners of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Shootout have been chosen. Forty-four exceptionally talented karters competed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for over $200,000 in scholarships to further their motorsports career, courtesy of MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development and the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund. It was no easy task for the panel of judges including Skip Barber Racing School instructors, Team USA Scholarship founder Jeremy Shaw and Speed Channel personality Bob Varsha.
Trent Hindman, 15, of Wayside, New Jersey and 15 year old Danilo Estrela of Long Branch, New Jersey became the biggest winners of the weekend, each receiving a scholarship to compete in the full 2011 season of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, valued at $52,000 each. Both young drivers showed incredible skill both on and off the track, applying feedback and improving their on track performance.