Auto racing: Rogers’ Andrew List snags 2 regional awards

Andrew List in action at Brainerd International Speedway.

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Teenage racecar driver Andrew List of Rogers picked up two year-end awards from the Sports Car Club of America at its awards banquet Jan. 9 in St. Paul.

The Rogers High School senior received the Skogmo Memorial Award as the most improved driver in the Land O Lakes region since the beginning of the season, and the  SCCA Central Division region championship trophy. The division  includes all or parts of Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois.

List drives a British-built Radical C-Sports Racer purchased by his father eight years ago that reaches about 145 mph on the Brainerd International Raceway straightaway. He competed in six races in 2010, posting four wins his class, one second- and one third-place.

Andrew List with his two awards from the Sports Car Club of America.

“Andrew demonstrated real maturity and sound race craft this year,” said Jim List. “The C-Sports Racing class is one of the SCCS’s fastest, and you could say Andrew jumped into the deep end of the pool competing against both amateur and professional drivers in several races.”

In 2011, Andrew List is aiming higher.

“I’ll have my National Competition license so I will be able to score national points,” he said.  “I also hope to participate in a few pro races in the F2000 Championship Series.”

The F2000 Championship Series in a professional series where racers compete against each other in similarly-prepared open wheel race cars with 2.0 liter engines.  This series provides a stepping stone for young racers to demonstrate their skills and perhaps move up to Pro Formula Atlantic, Indy Lights or event the Indy Racing League.

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