2006-07 Southern & Western Series Schedules Released

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Friday, August 18, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber Regional Race Series has released its 2006-2007 winter series race dates, marking one of the earliest schedule announcements in recent memory. Both series are six-weekend, 12-race championships, all at the famous venues that Skip Barber Racing is known for.

Of particular note is the Western Series’ visit to a brand-new circuit that’s been getting nothing but raves from professional drivers the world over – Miller Motorsports Park, in Tooele, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City.

2006-07 Western Race Series
When the Western Series opens, it will be at Miller, October 27-29. This past June, Skip Barber conducted a Three Day School at MMP, and Lead Instructor Steve DeBrecht reported back to Skip Barber Series Director Todd Snyder that “the facility is awesome. The layout and run-off are nearly perfect. Series drivers will find Miller a blast to race on.’’ (Click here for a ”3-D” video of a lap of Miller.) This is going to be cool…

Rounds three and four (December 8-10), then five and six (January 19-21), are at the Western Series ‘‘home base,’’ Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. There’s news there, too: The track just completed a major revamp, including better run-off in Turn Six and a complete repaving job. One of the world’s best race tracks is now even better. (Take a look at photos the Laguna folks took of the re-construction.)

Then, February 9-11, the Series heads to another neat track, one we haven’t been to since November of 1995: Thunderhill Raceway Park. North of Sacramento, Calif., in the town of Willows and just off I-5, this is a really fun 3.0-mile, 15-turn circuit that’s used a lot by the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. Click here and take a look at the track map; you can see how this is going to be a great Race Weekend.

The last four races of the year are back at Laguna: Rounds nine and 10 are Mar 2-4, and races 11 and 12 will be March 30-April 1.

2006-07 Southern Race Series
The Southern Series opens November 17-19, at a track many Skip Barber drivers call a favorite, Road Atlanta. (News you can use: According to NWS records, the average high temperature in Atlanta in November is a comfortable 63, and almost three of the month’s four weeks are either sunny or partly sunny skies.)

Rounds three and four are on the 12-hour [full] course at historic, always exciting Sebring International Raceway December 15-17, followed by Homestead Miami Speedway and its terrific Grand-Am layout (half road course, half oval) January 5-7.

Our traditional mid-February date at Sebring (the 12-hour course) is on the slate for the 16th through the 18th, then the Series heads to ever-improving Moroso Motorsports Park March 23-25.

Finally, there’s nothing like the thrill of the high banks at Daytona International Speedway! And that’s where the Skip Barber Southern Series has its season finale, April 13-15.

Pricing & Discounts

Prices
Lapping: $1,095
Friday Practice: $1,195
Race Weekend: $2,695

Discounts
By pre-paying for six (6) Race Weekends and at least four (4) Practices, you’ll get a 10 percent discount – plus the same 10 percent discount on any number of Lapping Sessions you want to pre-pay.

By pre-paying for three (3) Race Weekends and at least two (2) Practices, you’ll get a 5 percent discount – plus the same 5 percent discount on any number of Lapping Sessions you want to pre-pay.

We’d like to point out that this is the first time we’ve offered discounts for Lapping – take advantage of it!

The deadlines for pre-pay discounts are October 20 for the Southern Series, and September 29 for the Western Series.

2006-2007 Skip Barber Southern Race Series
Nov. 17-19, Road Atlanta
Dec. 15-17, Sebring International Raceway
Jan. 5-7, Homestead Miami Speedway
Feb. 16-18, Sebring International Raceway
Mar. 23-25, Moroso Motorsports Park
Apr. 13-15, Daytona International Speedway

2006-2007 Skip Barber Western Race Series
Oct. 27-29, Miller Motorsports Park
Dec. 8-10, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Jan. 19-21, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Feb. 9-11, Thunderhill Raceway Park
Mar. 2-4, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mar. 30-Apr. 1, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Race Series Staff

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