| 2012 Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout winner Yago Cesario|
(Photo: Skip Barber)
Yago Cesario, 16, from Goiania, Brazil, came to the Karting Scholarship Shootout with high expectations. "I think in about the 8 years I've been racing, in these 3 days, I have learned the most," said Cesario in his natural Portuguese accent. "I improved a lot here and I want to continuing improving with Skip Barber."
After 3 days of judging and scoring, he has earned a full season in the Skip Barber Racing School 2012-2013 Winter Race Series or Summer Race series, which is the first step in the Mazda Road to Indy.
"I've talked to my father and we would prefer to run in the Summer Series," said Cesario. He developed a feel for the Skip Barber Formula 2000 cars in just a few days to record the fastest lap time of the event--1:18.057. The program closed with an instructional capstone session led by Dean Case. Complete event information can be found here.
2012 Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout Final standings:
(Driver name, shootout points, award*)
1st Place - Yago Cesario, 385.55, A full season in the Skip Barber Racing School 2012-2013 Winter Race Series or Summer Race series
2nd Place - Brennan Harrington, 385.30, $25,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
3rd Place - Bryson Schutte, 376.70, $20,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
4th Place - Yuri Cesario, 373.50, $15,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
5th Place - Olivier Cote, 372.85, $10,000 in Skip Barber Race Series Scholarship
| 2012 Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout competitors|
(Photo: Skip Barber)
6. Jonathan Sugianto, 369.20
7. Timothy Humphrey, 340.05
8. Stephen Abel, 332.55
9. Mitsui Duzanowski, 326.25
10.Skylar Robinson, 321.35
11. Arthur Oliveira, 303.40
12. Nicolas Armien, 303.05
13. Camilo Forero Vasquez, 302.85
14. Colton Herta, 297.80
15. Santiago Castellanos, 295.80
16. Javier Cantu, 295.60
17. Esteban Garzon, 290.95
18. Stefan Yasin, 286.30
19. Ethan Low, 284.00
20. Jacob Parsons, 268.15
21. Ruben Abadi, 226.75
22. Matheus Dionisio, 224.65
The drivers can redeem their scholarships in the Skip Barber Racing School 2012-2013 Winter Race Series or Summer Race series. The Winter Series begins at Road Atlanta, November 8-10, 2012. More information about our Race Series is available here.