Tuesday, December 27, 2005 For those enthusiasts who have dreamed of learning to drive high performance cars at the limits, we recently announced the creation of two new programs aimed specifically at premium driving enthusiasts. Geared toward turning high performance car enthusiasts into high performance car drivers, the High Performance

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The third and fourth races of the 2005-2006 Western Series (and round two of the Triple Crown championship) were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was one of the larger Western events in recent memory, with 50+ entries. There were two Sportsman groups and two Championship

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The Third Annual Skip Barber Regional Run-off Championship is coming up soon! It is set for January 6-8, 2006 at Homestead Miami Speedway, as part of rounds five & six of the Southern Championship (and round two of the Southern Triple Crown). This year, almost $50,000

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Moroso has always been one of the hallmarks of the Southern Series. The people that run the track are great and the place gets better every time we visit. Moroso is not a high-grip track, so car control skills are paramount.

This was rounds three and

Western Blip 2


Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Western Blip 2

One down, five to go. And a great one it was. Forty drivers descended on Laguna Seca for the opening event of the Western Regional Championship. They were met by great weather and a newly remodeled track.

First the track. Those who have

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Skip Barber Racing’s guru of scheduling, Ashley Launey, working hand-in-hand with Race Series Managing Director Todd Snyder, came up with awesome schedules for the 2006 Midwest and Eastern Race Series.

This past year’s success of scheduling combined Race Weekends – drivers told us they were having

The Daytona Opener


Wednesday, November 09, 2005 The Southern Series opened with a bang at Daytona, where we had great weather, more than 40 drivers, and to top it off, the 24-hour course had been recently paved, so we saw better, more consistent grip (and Craig Duerson took advantage of it to set

Thursday, November 03, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Monterey County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved an agreement that gives the Skip Barber Racing School a decade-long concession to operate at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the renowned race track within the Laguna Seca Regional Park. The Sports Car Racing

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Even the racing biz is not immune to the whims of goblins, ghosts and monsters, as seen in this startling series of photographs taken Halloween Day at Lime Rock Park. Regular lapper Ichabod Crane thought he was safe, just taking in his weekly ration of seat

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 The first two rounds of the 12-race Western Race Series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a great facility that always produces good competition and lots of fun. We saw first-time winners (and one of those wins was history making), a new track record (1:41.927) being

Friday, October 21, 2005 This weekend was the season finale for the Skip Barber Eastern Regional race series. It was an important weekend for me as I went into the weekend in 2nd place in the overall championship. I had also clinched the Master’s championship (for old timers, 40 and

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 The Eastern Series and Masters National finale was at Lime Lake — er, I mean, Lime Rock — Park, and despite the perfect (for Noah) conditions, we had excellent racing and everybody had a great time. Guess who won their first races? Read on! Plus, a

Monday, October 17, 2005 Wednesday (Lapping day) leading in to the race weekend had picture perfect fall weather, the leaves were falling, the track was wet, and the wind was blowing. Thursday (official practice day) was much better. The leaves were almost done falling, the track was wetter, and the

Sunday, October 16, 2005 Six months and another season has passed and it’s time for another open letter…


I can think of only one word to describe the Skip Barber season that concluded yesterday.


We were treated to the usual great Skip Barber experience—the outstanding coaches; the

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing, the organizers of the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to racecars — the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out — announced their ”Sweet 16” picks today. This elite group of karters will join 44 other karters to



Tuesday, October 11, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing has increased the sponsorship level of its awards partnership with Formula Kart Productions of Panama City, Fla., for the 2006 Formula Kart Racing Florida Winter Tour Presented by BTK / Arrow Racing Karts. For 2006, SBRS will award a Three

Thursday, October 06, 2005 The Skip Barber Triple Crown Championship was new for ’05, and the Regional finale at Road America was the third leg for the Midwest. Road America in July and Mid-Ohio in September were the first two. Each division — Championship, Sportsman and Masters — had its

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 At the Road America Midwest finale, titles had to be decided, Don Adams and Bob Denver had to be honored, and the stores of Jagermeister had to be depleted in storied fashion. When it was over, Timing & Scoring queen Kelly Deneen said it was one

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 The Memorial race story will be included with the Road America Midwest Finale write-up, but in the meantime, here are the results following our consultation with IBM, Accenture and Kelly’s new iPod…

Hill & Pace win the Adams & Denver memorial…

The Get Smarter Gilligan Enduro

Thursday, September 29, 2005 Midwest Finale
Coming into the finale weekend at Road America Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, title-wise nothing is set in stone and anything can happen. The Greist father/son duo is trying to capture the 2005 Championship Group and Masters titles; if they do it, that would

Friday, September 16, 2005 The following are excerpts from a Company press release. Our thanks to the many Series racers and employees that made this possible.

Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the world leader in automotive education and training, will donate over $9,000 to the American Red Cross as

Thursday, September 15, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Following the Red Bull Driver Search run-off at Sebring September 14, the two drivers that Red Bull will to fly to Estoril, Portugal, next month for the “final test” at Autodromo Fernanda Pires da Silva are Casey Neal and Ryan Phinney. Both drivers

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 LEXINGTON, Ohio – In 2004, Gerardo Bonilla won four races in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, but finished second to champion Marco Andretti, who won once. This year, Bonilla again won four times, but this time he’s the champion. And a $100,000 richer.

Pass for Cash


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 LEXINGTON, Ohio – Gerardo Bonilla didn’t need the last two races of the year to clinch the title. All he needed was today’s. Taking advantage of a slight Matt Varsha bobble out of the Keyhole corner at Mid-Ohio, Bonilla passed the polesitter and race leader on

Monday, September 05, 2005 The second to the last Masters National weekend was at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and we saw absolutely picture-perfect weather. Sunny with out hardly a cloud in the sky. Low humidity. Temperatures that ranged from 65 in the a.m. to the low 80s in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – So here it is. The Skip Barber National’s final two races of the year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, early next week. It’s been an extremely close-fought battle already, between Gerardo Bonilla, Jordy Vorrath and Cole Nelson. Bonilla leads by 13 over Vorrath,

Saturday, August 20, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Over the past six Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER races, Gerardo Bonilla’s points lead has shrunk from 31 down to 13. He finished sixth and fourth in the two races this weekend (rounds 11 and 12) at Road America. At

Friday, August 19, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Andy Rossetto did it again. Decisively proving his speed here at Road America is real, Rossetto took pole for Saturday’s second of two races. Yesterday, the Grafton, Wis., native had taken the pole for this afternoon’s race.

In the Skip Barber National’s

Thursday, August 18, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – With the ALMS and Road America having been generous with Thursday’s test-day track time, the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER had four sessions; three practice, plus qualifying for race one tomorrow afternoon. In the morning’s first practice, championship leader Gerardo

Thursday, August 04, 2005 Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant never disappoints: The weather, apart from a brief sprinkle on Friday, was spectacular. The track is fast, safe and fun and the racing was close and furious. It was the second “giant” weekend in a row, as this was a combo of Eastern

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 Race One:
From the pole (his “usual” starting position), Chris Willcox led the field to the green. From fourth on the grid, Jimmy Locke got a good start and was third as they crossed the start line and by the time he exited Turns One and

Sunday, July 24, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. – Finally getting his day in the sun, Matt Varsha broke through for his first win in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, taking round nine in flag-to-flag fashion on Saturday at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. On Sunday, Jordy Vorrath notched his

Saturday, July 23, 2005 Round nine results below; full story Sunday

July 23, 2005, Round 9 of 14, Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER
Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, 14-turn, 2.65-mile road course
Start position in parentheses

1. (1) Matt Varsha, Atlanta, Ga., 14 laps, 78.643 average mph
2. (2) Jordy

Saturday, July 23, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 23) – Remember what we said about Mont-Tremblant not being a drafting track in the same fashion as Road America? Let’s clarify it a bit… If you time a draft perfectly — planned or by accident — it can knock 10ths off

Saturday, July 23, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 23) – In official SBNC practice, Matt Varsha and Jordy Vorrath were the only two drivers in the :48s — Varsha with a 1:48.318, Vorrath with a :48.571. Points leader Gerardo Bonilla in third through Andy Rossetto in eighth were all in

Friday, July 22, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 22) – Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER points leader Gerardo Bonilla was quickest in both practice sessions today for this weekend’s races at 2.65-mile Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. “It’s always about putting the little things together,” Bonilla said. “Where you look,

Lime Rock Park


Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Oh, Lordy, Lime Rock was hot — as was the racing. A.J. Riley and Adrian Dixon recorded their first wins while Marketing Manager and company scribe Rick Roso worked as a mechanic for three days (and will no doubt be writing a story about these heroes

Friday, July 08, 2005 The gist of the giant Road America Race Weekend was Jagermeister and dryer riding… No, wait, that’s another story… The real essence of the weekend was Quentin Wahl. Well, at least as far as the Masters National Guys (and gal) were concerned…

Wahl had been absent from

Road America!


Thursday, July 07, 2005

With one of the largest sold-out Race Series fields in recent memory — 92 seats were accounted for — it was a giant, fun weekend at Road America: Revere Greist set the best lap of the weekend (2:34.163). Quentin Wahl repeated his double Masters win

Sunday, July 03, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was a topsy-turvy race weekend at Road America for rounds seven and eight of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. Being a drafting track, keeping yourself in the lead pack gives you as good a chance as any to

Saturday, July 02, 2005 Race 2 Qualifying,
Road America, SBNC, July 2, 2005

Saturday Qualifying session:
1. Jordy Vorrath, 2:32.947 / 94.150 mph
2. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.001 / 94.117
3. Cole Nelson, 2:33.373
4. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.387
5. Matt Davis, 2:33.415
6. Garrett Zine, 2:33.807
7. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:34.347
8. Matt

Saturday, July 02, 2005 Race 2 Qualifying,
Road America, SB Masters National, July 2, 2005

Saturday Q2 session:
1. Quentin Wahl, 2:34.658 / 93.109 mph
2. Dick Lippert, 2:34.880
3. John Mayes, 2:34.989
4. Peter Tucker, 2:35.235
5. Jeff Kaiser, 2:35.446
6. Chris Willcox, 2:35.538
7. John Greist, 2:35.721
8. Dario

Friday, July 01, 2005 Race 1 Qualifying,
Road America, SBNC, July 1, 2005

Friday Qualifying session, for Saturday Race 1:
1. Alan Sciuto, 2:33.599 / 93.751 mph
2. Cole Nelson, 2:33.696 / 93.691
3. Jordy Vorrath, 2:33.752
4. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.777
5. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.814
6. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:33.932
7. Matt

Friday, July 01, 2005 Race 1 Qualifying,
Road America, SB Masters National, July 1, 2005

Friday session:
1. Quentin Wahl, 2:35.515 / 92.596 mph
2. Chris Willcox, 2:35.765
3. Dick Lippert, 2:35.821
4. John Mayes, 2:36.502
5. Jeff Kaiser, 2:36.790
6. Peter Tucker, 2:36.881
7. John Greist, 2:36.918
8. Mike Edwards,

Friday, July 01, 2005 Friday Practice times,
Road America, SBNC, July 1, 2005

Friday session:
1. Jordy Vorrath, 2:32.924 / 94.164 mph
2. Matt Varsha, 2:33.006 / 94.114
3. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.646
4. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.706
5. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:33.930
6. Richard Heistand, 2:34.889
7. Alan Sciuto, 2:34.912
8. Cole Nelson,

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 The all singing-all dancing event at Road America is this weekend!

What are we talking about? It’s a Midwestern and Eastern and National and Masters National Championship Race Weekend. And it’s the first leg of the Midwest Triple Crown Championships!

We could accommodate 85 racers —

Saturday, June 11, 2005 WATKINS GLEN – Watkins Glen International needed another series for their Rolex Sports Car race weekend lineup. Who they gonna call? How about the best open-wheel amateur series in America? That’s right, the Skip Barber Race Series.

Thus begat the Skip Barber Racing “Watkins Glen Invitational,” an

Saturday, June 11, 2005 Starting Grid After Qualifying for Race Two, Saturday,
Watkins Glen, SBRS Invitational

R2 Qualifying:
1. Sy Aryeh, 2:10.730 / 92.093 mph
2. John Mayes, 2:11.241 / 93.264
3. Michael Gomez, 2:11.673
4. Ivo Guerguev, 2:11.867
5. Peter Ludwig, 2:11.907
6. Keith Lorentzen, 2:12.219
7. Charles Anti, 2:12.293

Friday, June 10, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sy Aryeh took a come-from-behind win in the first of the weekend’s two Watkins Glen Invitational races. Charles Anti was second and Dick Lippert third. Full report tomorrow (Saturday).

Special Note! Roberto Moreno was a last-second add to the field. Find out

Friday, June 10, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sy Aryeh pipped Peter Ludwig for pole for this afternoon’s first of two Skip Barber Racing’s Watkins Glen Invitational races. Dick Lippert, Ivo Guerguev, Charles Anti and Murray Marden round out the first three rows.

It was a 20-minute session, so if

Friday, June 10, 2005

Aryeh (68) and Ludwig (94) were again at the top of the time sheets. Qualifying for race one is 11:30 a.m.

Final Practice Times, Friday,
Watkins Glen, SBRS Invitational

Session 1:
1. Peter Ludwig, 2:12.572 / 92.327 mph
2. Sy Aryeh, 2:12.782 / 92.181
3. Ivo Guerguev,

Thursday, June 09, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – On the last lap of this morning’s first practice session — when the track and ambient temps were at their coolest — Sy Aryeh put up what would be the fastest lap of the day, a 2:12.016. He backed it up with

Monday, June 06, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – More than 20 top drivers from the Skip Barber Race Series — plus last year’s Daytona Rolex 24 Hour race winner — are entered in two special “Skip Barber Invitational” races at Watkins Glen International this weekend (June 10-12) supporting the Rolex Sports

Thursday, June 02, 2005 Well, gang, this is my little story and I wanted to share it with my brothers and sisters of the church of racing.

This past Sunday I worshiped in the house of the Glen. And my, what a beautiful place it is. Cold, but beautiful all

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 The thunder rolled across the track once a day usually in time to soak groups four and five but occasionally the sun shone and Chris Weldon, Jared Fisher, Randy Youngsma and Ari Gatoff had their first wins in an action packed Watkins Glen.

Midwest Sportsman Race 1

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 This past weekend’s full slate of top level racing, including the Indy 500, saw an equally full plate of success for Skip Barber-trained drivers. Following are some SBRS “highlights” from the weekend’s races…

Indy 500
Former Barber Saab Pro Series champion Bryan Herta took third and 2002

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Willcox, Willcox, Willcox. That is how every practice, qualifying, and race sheet started and finished for rounds 7 & 8 of the Skip Barber Masters National at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Second through fifth saw the same key players, but in different order. After 1st round

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Okay, the first part of the headline was not true. But the second part was…

On Tuesday, May 24, as part of the preliminary activities to the Ladies Professional Golf Association Corning Classic (Corning Country Club, 6,062 yards, par 72, Corning, N.Y.),

Saturday, May 14, 2005 After the day’s final Regional and National Skip Barber races, a special race was run. The Michael Johnson Celebration of Life Memorial.

Michael, this one was just for you, okay?


A final note… Series driver Doug Harrison, a very talented videographer, created a wonderful

Friday, May 13, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – After taking his maiden SBNC win Friday morning, in the afternoon Jordy Vorrath headed out on Lime Rock’s one-and-a-half miles to qualify for Saturday’s race. Clearly in the zone, Vorrath stayed hot and put in a lap of :57.193, setting a

Friday, May 13, 2005 Full race story Saturday, following race two.

Vorrath leaves pitlane on his Victory Lap, after winning an exciting battle Friday morning at Lime Rock Park

Rick Roso

Thursday, May 12, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Unleashing some of the promise we saw over the winter, when Matt Varsha handily won the Skip Barber Southern Series title, today he stuck his R/T 2000 on the pole for round five at Lime Rock Park of the much tougher

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Let’s call it the next Next Step.

We’ve re-done the DVD that describes the racing options with Skip Barber following the completion of the Three-Day Racing School. Now a bit more than 5 minutes in length (as opposed to 12 min. for the first iteration), the

Thursday, May 05, 2005 Jordy Vorrath is the 2005 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out “grand prize” winner (he earned a full-paid season in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER). He “donated” this article following rounds three and four of the SBNC at VIR…

2005 Karting Scholarship winner

Monday, May 02, 2005 News Item 1 – Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11
News Item 2 – Details of the 2005 East & Midwest Triple Crown

Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11

For the first

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Freezing wind, heavy rain showers and variable track conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Eastern and Midwestern Regional opening race weekend at the hospitable Virginia International Raceway track.

Rookie drivers took home the wins, Igor Sushko 3 wins in Sportsman, Pablo Sanchez 3 wins

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

He started out as a Skippy mechanic. No shock, he was great at it. Moved into the Lakeville office to become a school and series advisor; very quickly he became one of the best we had seen. His sincere, intelligent mien, his depth of knowledge,

Sunday, April 24, 2005 ALTON, Va. – In the weekend’s first Skip Barber National race, points leader Gerardo Bonilla starts the furthest back he has in a long, long time — seventh — and wins the race. For the second race, Bonilla starts on pole. And doesn’t win. And that

Saturday, April 23, 2005 ASTON, Va. – When they opened pit lane to begin the qualifying session for the weekend’s second race of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, the rain was coming down. By the time the first R/T 2000 got back onto VIR’s front straight, the

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Last lap, four corners to go, Lorenzo Mandarino inches in front of Gerardo Bonilla. Bonilla got a run out of the last corner and it was a photo finish over the line — Bonilla by 0.007 of a second…

At halfway, Cole Nelson (77)

Friday, April 22, 2005 ASTON, Va. – Pablo Sanchez Lopez, at age 15, is the youngest driver ever to take a pole position in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The young Mexican driver, part of the Escuderia Telmex program, put up a blistering 2:09.072 / 91.205 mph

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 The upcoming Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, the ninth annual, will be held at Sebring International Raceway in January of 2006. To give every interested karter the best chance of getting in, we have made the Application available right now, on-line, as a PDF.

More detail

Monday, April 18, 2005 Here are the details of the Skip Barber Midwestern & Eastern Race Series Triple Crown championship-within-a-championship. We think it’s pretty cool — and the prize is, too.

There are actually six Triple Crown honors up for grabs: three each in the Eastern and Midwest Series. Each

Thursday, April 14, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, announced April 13 the appointment of George Ayres as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ayres comes to Skip Barber from Ford Motor Company where he most recently led Sales and Marketing for the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT).

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Congratulations to Tim Traver, the 2004-2005 Western Series Champion! Our Sportsman titlist was Sprague Theobald, while Jeff Kaiser was a deserved double-dipper: Masters Champion and Rookie of the Year, edging out Tom Roberts and Duncan Ende. And the irrepressible Dom Bastien was this season’s Grand Masters

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Three words: This is a tremendously well produced, fun, extremely evocative synopsis.

Ok, I’m busted, that’s more than three words. Regardless, block out 18 minutes of your busy life and watch it.

We’ll even short cut things for you: Click here, then look for the

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 In a great weekend of Regional racing on Daytona International’s famed high banks and road course, Murray Marden scooped the Sportsman title to join overall titlist Matt Varsha as 2004-2005 Southern Series champions. Kevin Scott took his first win after 12 years of SBRS racing, while

Sunday, April 03, 2005 The Masters National drivers had a great weekend, and thanks to the exciting high banks of Daytona International Speedway, we saw tons of draft-passing at its best. Congrats to Chris Willcox on his back-to-back victories — Chris clearly had the field covered in the infield and

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Abhi (“Abby”) Ghatak, Senior V.P. of Operations for Skip Barber Racing, wanted to let the entire Skip Barber Racing family know that a lot of hard work is done during the winter, even above and beyond the running of our Western and Southern Series.

Our terrific

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 As the Southern Series sets up camp at Daytona all this week for the Southern Series finale, yes, the Championship Class title is a done deal — again, congrats to Matt Varsha — but the battle for P2 should be hot and heavy. Especially on the

Monday, March 28, 2005 Drifting Emergency! is the title of a story thread that’s been airing on Sports Car Revolution, a very popular show on SPEED TV.

DE! is fun and interesting, done in a ”bad Japanese movie” style.

Here’s the best part: Skip Barber Racing has a significant role

Friday, March 18, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – Polesitter Gerardo Bonilla let Matt Varsha and Cole Nelson duke it out behind him as he took care of business up front to win his second race of the week in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The hairiest moment for

Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It what was the shortest Skip Barber National race in its six-year history, Gerardo Bonilla overcame very wet, slippery conditions at Sebring International Raceway to win round one of the 14-race championship. A first-lap red flag halted the proceedings (two different incidences), and

Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It’s no shock that Sebring wizard Gerado Bonilla took pole position in wet conditions (2:46.292) this morning. Equally unsurprising is to find Matt Varsha third-quick (2:50.200). But Skip Barber National rookie Casey Neal’s best lap has him second on the grid for this

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. (March 16) – Gerardo Bonilla, the 2004 runner-up, put up the fastest time in today’s practice session for the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, followed by Garrett Zine and Lorenzo Mandarino. Twenty-five drivers put in a time, with qualifying for the first

Monday, March 14, 2005 It was a foggy day at Laguna Seca but the sun was shining for Tim Traver who locked up the Western Championship almost six years to the day after completing his Three-Day School. Tim, who had been a contender for the Championship many times in the

Monday, March 14, 2005 Round Three & Four of the Skip Barber Master’s National was held at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. In three short days these guys experienced a season’s worth of weather conditions, track conditions — and of course, racing.

Friday’s practice sessions were held under beautiful clear

Thursday, March 10, 2005 In the great Peach State of Georgia is Roebling Road, where we went for rounds 11 & 12 of the Southern Series. As born-and-bred Southerner “TearLee” puts it, “Roebling has to be one of the all-time favorite locations to hold a Skippy weekend. The track produces

Monday, March 07, 2005 I would like to answer a couple of questions from the question box at Sebring. In the future I will post more questions and answers, as we get them. Please remember that you can also direct any Race Series questions to [email protected]

Question 1: “Why not

Thursday, February 24, 2005 The combined Southern/Western Race Series weekend on Sebring’s 12-Hour full course was fantastic. Perfect weather, great racing and a big field (70+ drivers) — and the mechanics and crew did a stellar job of keeping things running smoothly.

Read all about it!

Lots of drivers, lots

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Sebring International Raceway was the setting for the 2005 opener of the Skip Barber Master’s National Championship. The over-40-but-fast crowd got down and dirty and then some under clear blue skies and the perfect temperatures of wintertime Florida.

Special note: The crew and mechanics did an especially

Monday, February 21, 2005 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ask Barry Waddell, lead instructor at the Road America SBRS three-day in 1990 that 19-year-old Jeff Gordon enrolled in, if he saw the huge talent that was ready to blossom. Well, in that school’s “dirt,” Waddell wrote: ”Get this guy into our

Friday, February 18, 2005 Of the 43 starters for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 Presented by Skip Barber Racing, 13 (30%) are Skippy grads.

I’ve taken the liberty of “asterisk-ing” those guys…

Enjoy the race!

Daytona 500 starting lineup:

1) Dale Jarrett, No. 88 UPS Ford, 47.793sec/188.312mph
2) * Jimmie Johnson, No.

Monday, February 14, 2005 … F1 someday?

The February 10 issue of Autosport features a story (screenshot below) on John Edwards, a standard bearer for the proven system that all of us — especially you, the racer — are proud to be part of.

Below the screenshot is the text

Friday, February 11, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing will again award the champion of its Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER a cash prize of $100,000, a dollar amount designed to significantly assist the driver on his/her next career step, as 2004 Skip Barber National champion Marco

Fast Masters


Tuesday, February 08, 2005 Over the 30 years that we’ve held our racing series, we learned that there are lots of very good race car drivers who do not have hard-core professional aspirations — in other words, they’re not trying to get themselves into an IRL, Champ Car or F1

Tuesday, February 08, 2005 We’re ready to accept pre-pays for the upcoming Eastern, Midwestern, National and Masters National championships. In return, you’ll get a hefty — as much as a 15 percent — discount.

The details are below. The discounts apply to all Practice and Race Weekend track sessions (Friday/Saturday/Sunday).

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. – NASCAR Busch Series driver Ashton Lewis, Jr., drove his #25 Marines Ford Taurus to a fifth- and a third-place finish in the Skip Barber Southern Race Series event at Road Atlanta January 14-16. Okay, it wasn’t his Busch car, it was a Formula

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 The combined Southern & Western Race Series weekend at Road Atlanta enjoyed Chamber of Commerce weather, a good mix of drivers, a special appearance by a NASCAR driver, a first-time winner, and the debut of the BFGoodrich g-Sport tire. Here’s what happened…

Western Series driver Jeff

Road Atlanta Sunday


Sunday, January 16, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. (Jan. 16) – Lucas McConnell decisively made up for the small miscue that cost him a big win on Saturday by taking the honors Sunday at Road Atlanta. Tim Traver finished second and Ashton Lewis, Jr., third. In the other groups, Matt Varsha came

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Matt Varsha, getting some feedback from Race Series Director Todd Snyder, a few hours later started last in G1R1 but came up through the field to win decisively. Chris Hill and David Libby snagged P2 and P3, respectively.

Michael Gomez posted a fine victory in the

Saturday, January 15, 2005 Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the morning, but by the time the R/T 2000s head out of pitlane for the morning’s first session there’s sun and fun at Road Atlanta, one of the best ”driver’s” tracks in the country.

Friday practice was good as the

Sunday, January 09, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 9) – Scholarships totaling almost $100,000 were awarded to five young karters at the ninth annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out following three days of on-track assessment at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The biggest winner was Jordy Vorrath of White Rock, B.C., Canada:

Karting Shoot-out


Saturday, January 08, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 8) – Beginning to assert the speed and consistency of the kind that will impress the judges were Jordy Vorrath, Chris Carmody, Seth Ingham, Cole Nelson and about a dozen others as day two of the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out wrapped. Today,

Friday, January 07, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 7) – The 46 karters vying for valuable seats in the 2005 Skip Barber Regional Race Series and the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER were met with variable wet to very wet conditions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the first

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Jan. 4) – The Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER announced its 2005 schedule today. Two of its seven race-weekends will support premier ALMS events: the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in mid-March, and the Road America 500 in late August.