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American Driver
Prospects Ranking
For Open Wheel Road Racing
November 29, 2017

The November ranking features the top 15 American driver prospects for open wheel road racing. The next ranking will appear on May 23, 2018.


  Driver Last Rank
1 Oliver Askew (USF2000)
The USF2000 Championship season ended in September where he won the title with seven wins, 11 podiums, and eight poles in 14 races.
1
2 Kyle Kaiser (Indy Lights)
The Indy Lights season ended in September where he won the championship with three wins, eight podiums, and three poles in 16 races.
2
3t Colton Herta (Indy Lights)
The Indy Lights season ended in September where he took third in the final standings with two wins, eight podiums, and seven poles in 16 races.
3
3t Kyle Kirkwood (US F4)
Sealed the championship with a win, a second, and a pole at the season finale at COTA to wind up with nine wins, 15 podiums, and seven poles in 20 races.
4
5 Jonathon Kotyk (F1600)
Was a very busy driver. In the season finale at NJMP, got two seconds and a win to move up to second in the championship with six wins, 13 podiums, and three poles in 20 races. Next, he finished third at the SCCA Runoffs in Formula F. Finally, he was off to England as a Team USA Scholarship winner where in the Walter Hayes Trophy, won a heat race, took fifth in a semi, and sixth in the feature.
11
6 Zach Holden (F1600)
Grabbed two thirds in the season finale at NJMP, but dropped to third place in the final standings with five wins, 14 podiums, and 10 poles in 20 races. He then finished second after getting pole in the SCCA Runoffs in Formula F.
6
7 Kaylen Frederick (USF2000)
The USF2000 Championship season ended in September where he took fourth in the final standings with nine top fives in 14 races.
5
8 Aaron Telitz (Indy Lights)
The Indy Lights season ended in September where he took sixth in the final standings with two wins, nine top fives, and one pole in 16 races.
7
9 Cameron Das (British F3)
The British F3 season ended in September where he took fifth in the final standings with one win, seven podiums, and three poles in 24 races.
9
10 TJ Fischer (Pro Mazda)
The Pro Mazda season ended in September where he took fourth in the final standings with five podiums in 12 races.
8
11 Logan Sargeant (British F4)
First he took a second and fourth at the season finale in Brands Hatch to wind up third with two wins, 10 podiums, and three poles. Then got two top 10s in his Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 debut.
10
12 Dakota Dickerson (US F4)
Took a third and a second at the season finale at COTA to jump three spots to third in the final standings despite running in only half the season winding up with 10 top fives and three poles in 11 races.
12
13 Ryan Tveter (GP3)
Took second at Abu Dhabi to finish eighth in the championship with three podiums.
13
14 Timothy de Silva (Pacific F2000)
Finished the season with two race wins. Despite only running a partial season, still finished third in the championship with seven wins and seven poles in nine races.
14
15 Braden Eves (USF4)
Another karting phenom who made a grand debut in car racing. He competed in only eight races scoring a win, two seconds, three thirds, and two fourths for sixth in the championship despite missing 12 races.
NR
Dropped out: Simon Sikes (Skip Barber)

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