Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Man, there’s nothing like getting your first win. Nick Spencer did it in G1R2

Rounds three and four of the 2006-2007 Skip Barber Southern Series was at Sebring, one of the favorite stops on the Skip Barber ‘‘tour.’’ Great weather – Sunday’s races in particular were held

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The world’s largest sports car company teams with largest racing and driving school

Mazda and Skip Barber Racing School Announce
Long Term Partnership
World’s Largest Sports Car Company Teams with Largest Racing and Driving School

ORLANDO, Fla. – Mazda North American Operations and Skip Barber Racing School LLC

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hey, when you’re already a bit wet, this ritual becomes even more fun

It was a rainy Race Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for rounds three and four of the 2006-2007 Skip Barber Western Series, but as we all know, real racers do it in the

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Action in Homestead’s Turn One during last year’s Regional Run-off

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Fourth Annual Skip Barber Regional Run-off Championship is coming up soon! It is set for January 5-7, 2007 at Homestead Miami Speedway, as part of rounds five and six of the Southern championship.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The 2006-2007 Skip Barber Southern Series opened at Road Atlanta. Two Championship groups and two Sportsman groups went at in the hills just north of Atlanta…

G1R1 (Championship)

Ricky Taylor won Saturday’s race after a fine duel with Revere Greist.

Jeff Relic was able to take advantage

Monday, November 20, 2006 The Skip Barber Masters National finale at Road Atlanta wasn’t going to decide a title – Chris Willcox had seen to that, clinching his fourth in a row six weeks earlier at Road America – but with a track conducive to passing combined with the return

Friday, November 17, 2006

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BEDFORD, Mass. – iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations and Skip Barber Racing School today announced a strategic alliance blending the latest in simulation technology with the real-world training expertise of the world’s most well-known racing school. The

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New, new, new, new, new… lotsa new! Track, drivers, winners, snow… The Western Series opened its 2006-2007 season at Miller Motorsports Park, the new ‘‘palace’’ of racing about 30 miles west of Salt Lake City. We ran the West Circuit, a 2.2-mile, 10-turn iteration of Miller’s

Sunday, October 29, 2006 Click here for all the photos from the National races

Full-season box score recap and final points standings

TOOELE, Utah – After 13 races, five different winners and nine different polesitters over the course of the season, the championship battle in the 2006 Skip Barber National Presented

Friday, October 27, 2006 TOOELE, Utah – Friday afternoon, the three championship contenders for the 2006 Skip Barber National Presented by RACER — Jonathan Goring, Marco Di Leo and Alexander Rossi — qualified for Saturday’s race one at Miller Motorsports Park. Somewhat of a surprise was Kyle Lawrence (not completely,

Thursday, October 26, 2006 TOOELE, Utah – We asked the locals: It’s pronounced ”two – WILL – a.” Okay, with that out of the way, we woke up to “two-WILL-a” inches of snow! No worries, it wasn’t sticking to the track. Today was a Lapping day for the Regional and

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Jonathan Goring, Marco Di Leo and Alexander Rossi will be going wheel to wheel this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park. Last man standing wins the SBN title and its $100,000.

The 2006 season finale of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER is this weekend, and

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2006 Skip Barber Masters National were at Road America. Multiple champion Chris Willcox held a sizable points lead over Peter Ludwig and Dick Lippert and in fact could have clinched his fourth Masters title. Except that he wasn’t at Road

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Your 2006 Eastern Region Champions: Left to right, A.J. Riley, Championship Division; Bill Hammer, Masters Division; and Julia Landauer, Sportsman Division.

There have been 31 Eastern Region Race Series finales – 1976 was the first year – and it’s not an exaggeration to claim that this

Monday, October 16, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School LLC, organizer of the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to racecars – the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out – today announced the names of 12 karters who, based on their 2006 accomplishments, have won scholarship

Monday, October 16, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Rising racing star John Edwards has extended his contract with Red Bull and announced that he’s signed with Forsythe Racing for the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Championship. Edwards, 15, began his racing career – as so many other racing stars have – with

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 By all accounts, the Midwest finale weekend at Road America was one of the best ever. That includes the racing, the fun, the banquet – the whole kit-and-kaboodle. When the last race was checkered on Sunday, our champions were: Peter Ludwig, Championship Group; Mark Fee, Sportsman

Monday, September 25, 2006 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – This was not your usual Skip Barber National Presented by RACER race weekend. First of all, two “ringers” joined the field for rounds 11 and 12, supporting the Champ Car Road America Grand Prix – and one won a race, while the

SBN Road America

09/23/2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Alexander Rossi snags a critical pole point.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In qualifying for the Skip Barber National’s second race at the Road America Champ Car event, race one poleman Charles Anti remained quick, but this front row is occupied by the drivers who are respectively third

Friday, September 22, 2006 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Okay, that was a bit unexpected… Two drivers who are not regular competitors in this year’s Skip Barber National now hog the front row following qualifying for the first of the two races at Road America. Charles Anti, a regular in 2005

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 LKHART LAKE, Wis. – Rounds 11 and 12 of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER are this weekend at Road America, supporting the Champ Car Road America Grand Prix. The title chase for the $100,000 championship bonus is effectively down to three drivers: Jonathan Goring,

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Mid-Ohio pix are here

It was a big combined weekend at Mid-Ohio: Masters National (click here for story), East and Midwest. The National Presented by RACER was also supposed to be here, but some issues with track policy prevented that. Despite not having the best weather, everything

Thursday, September 07, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – A bunch of handshakes and congratulations need to go around thanks to the recent successes of Race Series drivers, school grads and instructors. At the top of the list is Mark Patterson. A longtime driver in the Regional, National and Masters National series,

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 LEXINGTON, Ohio – Peter Ludwig kept his championship hopes alive in the Skip Barber Masters National with a Saturday victory and a Sunday P2 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Points leader Chris Willcox – and three-time defending champion – came back from a lap one incident

Monday, August 28, 2006

Go West, Young Men
Skip Barber National to race at Miller Motorsports Park instead of Mid-Ohio

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The two rounds of the 14-race Skip Barber National Presented by RACER that were scheduled for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sept. 2-3 have been moved to Utah’s Miller

Divi’s F1 Ride

08/25/2006

Friday, August 25, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Divina Galica, former Race Series director and current racing consultant for Skip Barber Racing, has finally landed a competitive F1 ride!

Read all about it here…

Hey, Divi, enjoy the ride!

Skip Barber Staff

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Aug. 22) – Skip Barber Racing School LLC announced today the signing of a new, long-term lease agreement with Sebring International Raceway that will extend the company’s presence at the venerable racetrack.

The agreement runs through April, 2016, with an option for an additional

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

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This could — should! — be you, rocketing through the Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Demand for Skip Barber Three Day Racing Schools at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca left us no choice: We had to secure more dates!

Which means we just added a September 13-14-15

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Jonathan Goring went flag-to-flag-to-flag-to-flag at the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres. The two SBN wins put Goring atop the points standings with four races to go.

TROIS-RIVIИRES, Que., Canada – The Skip Barber National Presented by RACER open-wheel championship went topsy-turvy at the Grand Prix de Trois-Riviиres.

Saturday, August 05, 2006 Skip Barber Racing School has added new online program registration features to its industry-leading website, www.skipbarber.com

Effective immediately, website visitors will be able to select, reserve, and purchase online Skip Barber’s popular One and Two-Day Driving School programs and New Driver Program. A secure environment for

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Jonathan Goring made up for his less than stellar qualifying effort for race one (he’ll start 11th) with a pole for the weekend’s second race.

TROIS-RIVIИRES, Que., Canada – Qualifying for the second Skip Barber National race at Trois-Rivieres produced its share of surprises, too. No shock

Friday, August 04, 2006

Kyle Lawrence will lead the field Saturday thanks to his brilliant effort in changing conditions during qualifying.

TROIS-RIVIИRES, Que., Canada – Just one-half hour before qualifying for Saturday’s race one, a passing cloud soaked the Trois-Rivieres circuit. The call was made to go to wets, and

Friday, August 04, 2006 TROIS-RIVIИRES, Quebec, Canada

The R/T 2000s hit the famous “Three Rivers’ track for the first time.

Friday practice times, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER Grand Prix de Trois-Riviиres, 1.52-mile, 10-turn street course

Morning
1. Jonathan Goring, 1:15.098 / 76.700 mph
2. Richard Heistand, 1:15.675 / 76.115

Monday, July 31, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber National Presented by RACER is making its first-ever appearance at the Grand Prix de Trois-Riviиres 5-6 August. This is the series that produced drivers such as Formula 1’s Scott Speed, Champ Car’s A.J. Allmendinger and the IRL’s Marco Andretti.

The two

Monday, July 31, 2006 The Skip Barber Race Series staff, crew and most importantly, the drivers, love coming to Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. The track is fun, fast and smooth, the people are great, and life outside of pit lane – restaurants, night life, things to do – is stellar. This

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 MONTEREY, Calif. – Skip Barber Racing today announced that it is offering a special August 7 test day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the vintage competitors in the upcoming Monterey Historics (Aug. 18-20). The Lapping Session will run from noon to 5:00 p.m. and will

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 It was a large, Eastern Series-only Race Weekend at Lime Rock Park, for rounds seven and eight. It was the East’s first Lime Rock race of the year and we ended up with five groups: two Championship and three Sportsman. The weather was hot but clear.

Monday, July 10, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – A.J. Allmendinger did it again. The two-time winner and championship runner-up in the Skip Barber National (2001) and 2002 Skip Barber Pro Series champion won his third race in a row in the Champ Car World Series this past weekend at Toronto. The

Friday, July 07, 2006 Jam-packed, the annual Road America all-singing, all-dancing race weekend (Midwest, East, Masters National and National) went off without a hitch and we saw lots of people – there were 80+ drivers on hand – having a good time. The weather was awesome, and the best-in-the-business Road

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 All the photos from Masters and Regional at Road America are here

Chris Willcox continued his mastery of the Masters with a win and a second at Road America. The Saturday victory was his eighth of the year, but on Sunday Quentin Wahl got his first of

Sunday, July 02, 2006 A collection of photos of the weekend’s Skip Barber National event are here.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 2) – Richard Heistand won Saturday’s race and Marco Di Leo the Sunday contest in rounds seven and eight of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER at Road America.

Saturday, July 01, 2006 Race-Two Qualifying, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, Road America. Conditions: Dry

1. Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Conn., 2:32.937 / 94.156 mph
2. Richard Heistand, Orlando Fla., 2:33.300
3. Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, Ind., 2:33.378
4. Andy Rossetto Grafton, Wis., 2:33.571
5. Kyle Lawrence, Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 2:33.585

Friday, June 30, 2006

Local expert Andy Rossetto – he’s from nearby Grafton, Wis. – took pole for Saturday’s Skip Barber National Presented by RACER.

Here he is in T14. Last year in the National Rossetto won two of the four Road America races. Points leader Alexander Rossi is also

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – With six races down and eight to go in this year’s Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, it’s clear we have the makings of a fight to the finish. Alexander Rossi and Marco Di Leo stand just 14 points apart, with Jonathan

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Lakeville factory did an absolute bang-up job getting six new R/Ts ready for Road America. The original goal was extremely ambitious — to have six new/major re-built cars by June 26 — yet they finished them ahead of time. In all, nine R/T 2000s were

SBRS Grads

06/26/2006

Monday, June 26, 2006 It was a solid weekend of racing — F1, NASCAR, Champ Car, IRL, Grand-Am, Star Mazda, Atlantic were all on the slate — and SBRS alumni again did extremely well.

A.J. Allmendinger won his second straight Champ Car World Series race, this time at Cleveland, while Jeff

Monday, June 05, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – In two weeks time, Marco Andretti has made an enviable impact on the racing world. It’s said Andretti’s name is even on the lips of the Formula One pooh-bahs thanks to his extremely strong showing – he very nearly won – in the

Friday, June 02, 2006 Rounds three and four of the Midwestern and Eastern Race Series were at Watkins Glen International. As it had been done at VIR a couple weeks earlier, some of the races were made up of combined groups – with separate points-scoring – such as Group One

Thursday, June 01, 2006 There are few race tracks in America the equal of Watkins Glen International, a track that’s a perfect venue for the ‘‘boys’’ competing in this year’s Masters National. In fact, the weekend’s chief observer wrote, in his report to the office, that the ‘‘two Masters National

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Marco capped his three years in the Skip Barber system with a National Series title in 2004, nipping runner-up Gerardo Bonilla – who went on to win the title one year later.

With six of the top-10 qualifiers at the Indy 500 being Skip Barber-trained, fellow graduates

90th Indy 500

05/22/2006

Monday, May 22, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – In this year’s Indy 500, Skip Barber Racing is again very well-represented as 13 of the 33 starters have Skip Barber training on their racing resumes. For example, Helio Castroneves, Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan all did Skip Barber Advanced Racing Schools early

Saturday, May 20, 2006 LIME ROCK, Conn. – Jonathan Goring and Alexander Rossi split the spoils in rounds five and six of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER. Other than the fact that both winners started seventh on the grid, the pair of races at Lime Rock Park couldn’t

Friday, May 19, 2006 Result sheet, Lime Rock race one; full story and photos Saturday, following race two.

May 19, 2006, Round 5 of 14, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER
Lime Rock Park, 7-turn, 1.53-mile road course
Starting position in parentheses

1. (7) Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Conn., 16 laps, 64.028 average mph
2. (3)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lithuania’s Darius Trinka was the surprise chart-topper after the three practice sessions.

LIME ROCK, Conn. – Rounds five and six of the 14-race Skip Barber National Presented by RACER are this weekend (May 19-20) at Lime Rock Park. Today the drivers completed three practice sessions on

Thursday, May 18, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. and WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The Skip Barber Racing School and Watkins Glen International have teamed up to put a number of LPGA golfers into race cars – including a timed competition – on Monday, May 22. The women are in town for the

Monday, May 15, 2006 There were a lot of professional races over the weekend including Champ Car, Grand-Am Rolex, Grand-Am Cup, Star Mazda, Atlantic and a series debut, IMSA Lites. Overall, Skip Barber alumni did very well, including wins by Spencer Pumpelly, Andy Lally, Kelly Collins and Duncan Ende…

In

Friday, May 12, 2006 The Midwest and East ‘‘Region-aires’’ produced a stellar show at Virginia International Raceway Full Course in the season-opener for both the Midwest racers and the Eastern crьe. There were 12 new drivers, one of whom won a race (Stevan McAleer), joining two other first-time winners (Julia

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Here’s the link for all the photos (Regional and Masters National) from VIR

This will take you to the qualifying and race results for Masters National at VIR

Believe or not, the Masters National had never visited VIR’s full course layout. In 2002, the series ran one of

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

May and June are special months for Moms, Dads and Grads. And as all our graduates already know, experiencing a Skip Barber racing or driving school is a very special thing. And very special people deserve very special gifts… Do you see where we’re going

Sunday, April 23, 2006 Click here for race-action photos

Here’s the “Media” version of the National points, which includes the box scores from each race

ALTON, Va. – Chris Wehrheim came out of nowhere to win Saturday’s race. On Sunday Alexander Rossi at age 14 became the youngest-ever driver to win

Saturday, April 22, 2006 Race-Two Qualifying, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, Virginia International Raceway, as part of the VIR 400 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car race weekend:

Conditions: Wet-to-damp-to-drying

1. Chris Wehrheim, Norcross, Ga., 2:25.947 / 80.659 mph
2. Marco Di Leo, Markham, Ont., Canada, 2:28.672 / 79.181
3. Richard

Friday, April 21, 2006 ALTON, Va. – The rain never happened, but Chris Wehrheim didn’t just happen on to the pole. The 20-year-old former karting star and some-time Grand-Am Cup driver continued his domination of the time sheets; he was the only driver in the :09s in qualifying for round

SBN at VIR

04/21/2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

Marco Di Leo in the middle of America’s ”other” corkscrew — Turns 14 and 15 at VIR — during second practice.

ALTON, Va. – With the predicted heavy rains still missing the track, the second SBN practice session showed a new leader, but overall the track was

SBN at VIR

04/21/2006

Friday, April 21, 2006 ALTON, Va. – Late entrant Chris Wehrheim surprised everyone with the quickest time in the first practice session in preparation for qualifying later this afternoon for Saturday’s race one. A second practice session is scheduled for 1:00 today; the qualifier is set for 4:15.

Rain was

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 The 2005-2006 Western Series saw a record number of drivers; 93 in Sportsman and 38 in Championship. For the finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the weather wasn’t stellar (off and on rain), but the racing was really good, which is usually the case at Laguna.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 After a whirlwind season-opener at the A1GP event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – the two Skip Barber National Presented by RACER races were by far the best of the entire weekend – the National heads to VIR this weekend, supporting the Grand-Am Rolex and Grand-Am

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 The first set of “southern” Skip Barber races was way back in the early 1980s; Barney Oldfield and Bernd Rosemeyer won the first couple of races, if memory serves. (TerryLee was working with ‘em…) The 2005-2006 Southern Series finale was at Sebring International; Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 10, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. and CUDDEBACKVILLE, N.Y. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC and Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP), a full-service karting facility in Cuddebackville, N.Y., announced a co-marketing partnership.

Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, is now the Official Auto Racing School of Team OVRP.

Additionally, three of

Monday, April 10, 2006 LONG BEACH, Calif. – At the Champ Car Mazda Atlantic season opener in Long Beach, six of the top 15 finishers were Skip Barber Racing alumni – four of those in the top 10 – despite ‘‘losing’’ Skippy instructor Jonathan Bomarito to a mechanical while he

Monday, April 03, 2006

You have to go way back to 1999 to find a Race Series result sheet from the outside road course at LVMS. Since then, the track and facilities have been vastly improved: The layout is fast and mostly smooth, run-off is good (if a bit rocky!)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 The last time the Race Series had been to Las Vegas was 1999 and since then, the track had re-vamped its ‘‘outside’’ road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Rounds three and four of the Masters National proved the circuit to be not easily, um, mastered…

Race

Monday, March 20, 2006

More proof that the Skip Barber National is the place to prepare ‘‘star’’ drivers of the future: 2005 Champion Gerardo Bonilla spanked the Star Mazda field in the series opener at the 2006 Sebring 12-Hour. Photo by the incomparable Sidell Tilghman

SEBRING, Fla. (March 18) – The

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Marco Di Leo got to do this twice at the A1GP weekend, and has instantly established himself as a championship contender.

Skip Barber National Presented by RACER: Double Di Leo MONTEREY, Calif. (March 11 & 12) – The lap charts show Marco Di Leo leading every lap

Sunday, March 12, 2006 Qualifying for race one, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca:

1. Marco Di Leo, Markham, Ont. Can., 1:40.131/80.534 mph
2. Justin Moon, Shingle Springs, Calif., 1:40.342/80.365
3. Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Conn., 1:40.633
4. Alex Doman, Conifer, Colo., 1:40.820
5. Joel Miller, Hesperia, Calif., 1:41.051
6. Alexander Rossi, Nevada

Friday, March 10, 2006

Justin Moon cratered the rest of the field with a blistering lap two minutes from the end of the session.

MONTEREY, Calif. (March 10) – What was supposed to be a day of three practice sessions for the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER was shrunk to

Monday, March 06, 2006 Funeral arrangements below…

It is with utter, unbelievable sadness that we tell the entire Skip Barber extended family that we’ve lost Josh Rehm, one of our beloved instructors, to a highway accident in Wisconsin on Sunday, March 5. A teenage driver of a pickup truck lost

Monday, March 06, 2006 Here we go!

The eighth season of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER opens this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The National is the featured support series for the inaugural A1 Grand Prix of Nations, and rounds one and two of the 14-race championship

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Earlier this year, a number of seasoned, hard-to-impress journalists came out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to check out our newest program, the HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL. Writers from AutoWeek, Road & Track, Motor Trend, carconnection.com and Forbes participated in the two-day program, a high-octane mix

Thursday, February 23, 2006 The 3.7-mile Sebring 12-hour course was a perfect venue to hold the combined Western/Southern/Masters National race weekend. The average field size for the 11 races was nearly 16 drivers – including a giant Memorial race that had 23 starters. And Matt Franc saw his Full Course

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 The opening rounds of the 2006 Skip Barber Masters National – the sixth year of a pro rules championship for drivers over 40 – were part of the Southern/Western combined race weekend on Sebring’s 12-hour course. Defending champion-champion-champion Chris Willcox was here, as were 17 other

Monday, February 20, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The dramatic revitalization of the Atlantic series – now the Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, formerly the Toyota Atlantic series – has resulted in a big increase in the number of available race seats. It’s not much of

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (copy of Press Release distributed on February 15, 2006)

Skip Barber Racing School LLC announced that it will have a two-month presence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway beginning on May 5, 2006. Skip Barber, the leader in automotive education and entertainment, will host its world-famous Three Day

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 SEBRING, Fla. – The opening races of the 2006 Skip Barber Masters National is this weekend at Sebring International Raceway, joining rounds seven and eight of both the Southern and Western Regional Race Series.

Eighteen of Skip Barber Racing’s finest over-40 race car drivers have entered

Friday, February 10, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – West Coast Skip Barber Instructor Jonathan Bomarito has secured a 2006 Champ Car Atlantic ride with PR1 Motorsports, a second-year Atlantic team that has had years of success in Formula Ford 2000. Bomarito in fact won the 2003 U.S. Formula Ford Zetec championship

Thursday, February 09, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber National Presented by RACER will award $150,000 in prize money for the upcoming 2006 season, which begins March 10-12 supporting the inaugural A1GP race weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The $100,000 bonus for the series champion remains, but new

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Skip Barber Racing alumnus Scott Speed, 22, will become the first American since the early 1990s to compete in F1 when the 2006 Grand Prix season begins in March. The new Red Bull-owned Scuderia Toro Rosso – formerly Minardi F1 – has Speed partner ed with

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, has appointed Art Michalik general manager, western region. Michalik comes to Skip Barber from Yokohama Tire Corp., where he most recently served as director of marketing communications. Michalik has also held positions at Bridgestone/Firestone and at an automotive advertising agency. He

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Three of the five drivers who passed their Jan. 30 rookie test for the IRL’s Indy Pro Series at Texas Motor Speedway — Steve Ablondi, Jonathan Klein and Brett Van Blankers — are Skip Barber-trained. Also at the test day (Andretti Green Racing,

Monday, February 06, 2006 UPDATE: We have rooms available at Sebring, arrival 3/13, departure 3/19 (Inn on the Lakes), with a four-night minimum. CALL your Series Advisor and we can hook you up!

The Skip Barber Race Series will run its second annual Open Invitational at one of the world’s

Thursday, February 02, 2006 The fifth and sixth races of the 2005-2006 Western Series (and the final round of the Triple Crown championship) were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Other than some damp track conditions Sunday morning, the weather was good – and we had a big field on hand,

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There were a total of 36 officially scored drivers in the cars that finished top-10 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Sixteen of those 36 were Skip Barber trained – including those piloting the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place Daytona Prototypes. And

Friday, January 27, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber National Presented by RACER confirmed the two tentative dates for its already released 2006 schedule. The 14-race open-wheel championship will open at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca March 11-12, supporting the A1GP headliner, and the race-date for the summer Road America

Friday, January 20, 2006

Last year’s Open Invitational at The Glen was awesome; having at the 12-Hours of Sebring will be even better.

The Skip Barber Race Series will run its second annual Open Invitational at one of the world’s largest, most significant auto racing events, the 12 Hours of Sebring!

Sunday, January 15, 2006 SEBRING, Fla. – Over the course of three days, using 30 race cars during 21 separate on-track sessions, 59 karters-turned-racecar drivers all had a chance to earn a piece of the $115,000 in Skip Barber sponsorship up for grabs at the ninth annual Skip Barber Karting

Saturday, January 14, 2006 SEBRING, Fla. – Today was all about track time, as all 59 drivers got three more sessions each. The panelists ”opened up” Sebring’s famous Turn 17 (also known as ”Sunset”). Friday it had been configured as a second-gear ”90,” but Saturday its traditional, tricky, decreasing radius

Friday, January 13, 2006 A total of 59 karters from North America converged on Sebring International Raceway’s two-mile ”Modified” circuit to vie for more than $100,000 in scholarships to race in the 2006 Skip Barber National Presented by RACER and/or the Skip Barber Regional Race Series. Day one was autocross

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 The fifth and sixth races of the 2005-2006 Southern Series (and the final round of the Triple Crown championship and the Third Annual Skip Barber U.S. Regional Run-off) were at Homestead Miami Speedway. Homestead is an awesome track to race on, especially since we utilized NASCAR

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing, organizer of the Masters National championship, released its 2006 schedule today. This respected Race Series championship – for drivers 40 years old or more, racing under the pro rules of the ”regular” National – responded to competitors’ requests to add

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Race Series vet Craig Duerson has a reason to smile, considering the check in his hands!

The Skip Barber U.S. Regional Run-off was part of the Southern Series event at Homestead Miami Speedway. With a lot of seat-time money up for grabs – $15,000 to the winner

Monday, January 09, 2006 Eastern, Midwestern, Masters National & National All Eligible for Pre-Pay Discounts

We’re not going to hard-sell you. The bottom line is we’ll save you money on your racing, by offering discounts for pre-pays.

Here are the deals:

• Sign up and pre-pay for the FULL 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006 HOMESTEAD, Fla. – In the first of two heat races prior to the Regional Run-off “A Main” tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, Alexander Rossi snatched the lead from polesitter Craig Duerson at the beginning of the last lap and then held off Alex Doman for the victory.

Saturday, January 07, 2006 HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Craig Duerson took pole position for the Skip Barber U.S. Regional Run-off, 2/10s quicker than Alexander Rossi, who will join him on the front row. Alex Doman and Brent Milner make up row two.

Craig Duerson was happy after putting up the

Friday, January 06, 2006 HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Skip Barber U.S. Regional Run-off, final practice times.

Alex Doman was quickest in the final practice session for the Regional Run-off. Here he is in Turn Six.

Final Practice:
Homestead Miami Speedway, 2.1-mile, 10-turn ‘‘Grand-Am’’ road course
1. Alex Doman, 1:32.507 / 86.004 mph