Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Rounds three and four of the 2007-2008 Southern Series were on the 12-hour course at Sebring International Raceway. There were two Sportsman groups, one Championship group, and the third-ever Skip Barber MX-5 Cup group (the first was at Road Atlanta in November; the second was at

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Skip Barber Racing and Driving Schools — and its prestigious Race Series (shown) — will continue their visible presence at Lime Rock Park for many years to come.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Lime Rock Park and the Skip Barber Racing School today announced the signing of a

Thursday, December 06, 2007

At last year’s Shoot-out, judge Jim Pace updates the car-assignment board before one of the sessions.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing today announced the names of the 12 karters who, based on their accomplishments, assessed potential and other attributes, have won scholarship invitations to the 11th

Thursday, December 06, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. – The Skip Barber Racing School announced the formation of an all-new regional race series using a fleet of identically prepared Mazda MX-5 Miatas, one of the most popular sports cars used in amateur and professional road racing today.

The Mazda MX-5s to be

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 Rounds three and four of the 2007-2008 Western Series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the first weekend of December. There were two Sportsman groups, one Championship group, and the second-ever Skip Barber MX-5 Cup group, hot on the heels of its debut at Road Alanta

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Joe Lee Middlebrooks and Cliff Brown put on a great show in the two inaugural Skip Barber MX-5 races. Middlebrooks won the first race while Skip Barber F2000 Race Series regular John Potter took R2. Photo by Sidell Tilghman

Results, time sheets and qualifying are here

Here’s

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 A quick FYI for Western & Southern Series competitors: We’ve had to change tracks and in one case, the date, for the season finales for both championships.

For the Western Series, the finale will be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (replacing Miller Motorsports Park). The date remains

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 When the leaves hit the ground in the Midwest and East, that’s the signal for Skip Barber’s cars and crew to head to Florida and Georgia! Every year, we conduct all of our Schools and many Race Series events between November and April at three famous

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Skip Barber instructor Gerardo Bonilla, the 2007 IMSA Lites L1 champion.

MONTEREY, Calif. – Skip Barber instructor Gerardo Bonilla won the 2007 IMSA Lites sports car prototype championship with a P2 and a win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 20-21.

That makes two championships in the

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The 50-driver group shot from last year’s Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The date and venue for the 11th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to race cars, has been set: Thursday, January 31

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Story photos begin below…
The Eastern Series season finale at Lime Rock Park featured two first time winners – Justin Piscitell and Evan Kalogiannis — as well as a successful ‘‘comeback’’ by Louis Albornoz. The weather cleared up beautifully in time for the races and after five

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Thanks to the efforts of the marketing and PR people at Skip Barber, lately there’s been a fair amount of “ink” about the Racing School, the MX-Cup School and the Driving School.

Many of you – customers and the folks that work here – rang us

Sunday, October 07, 2007 [Scroll down to bottom for story photos;]

Click here for PDF of final points & results synpses

ALTON, Va. – Over the weekend at Virginia International Raceway, site of the double-race season finale of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, Joel Miller clinched the championship

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Jeff Oleen was the only driver to successfully time two perfect drafts — one on the front straight, then one on the backside — and took the pole for race one by almost half-a second over second-quick Beau Debard.

Skip Barber National,
Friday Qualifying 1 for Saturday

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Here are your Skip Barber National title contenders, all in a row… Points Leader Joel Miller (c.), second in points A.J. Riley (l.) and third place Ricky Taylor (r.).

[‘Clickable’ race-by-race recaps and photos below]

ALTON, Va. – The 2007 finale of the 14-race BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 The Midwest Series season finale was at Road America, and not only was the racing good but we had four first time winners: Scott Panzer, Sean Goff, Bruce Hibbs, Jr., and Tyler Schaal. And, of course, the champions were crowned!

The Midwest title was taken by

Saturday, September 15, 2007 [Photos from weekend at end of story/results]

TOOELE, Utah – In two really good races at Miller Motorsports Park, the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda saw a first-time winner – Stevan McAleer – and the second win of the year for A.J. Riley. It was

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kyle Lawrence took his second career Skip Barber National pole when his qualifying effort for race one beat next-best Ricky Taylor by 3/10s.

Skip Barber National, Thursday Qualifying for Friday race one and Saturday race two,
Miller Motorsports Park Grand-Am Sunchaser 1000 race weekend,
4.486-mile, 23-turn road

Monday, September 10, 2007

One of the podiums at the most recent rounds of the Skip Barber National reflected the current points standings: Joel Miller (c.), A.J. Riley (l.) and Ricky Taylor (r.)

With just four (of 14) races remaining in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, you would

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Mid-Ohio was the last of this summer’s Midwest/East combo weekends, and we were blessed with great weather and a lot of fun. We had a first-time winner (Congrats, Ricky Ehrgott!) as well as Craig Duerson setting a new treaded-tire Skip Barber F2000 Mid-Ohio track record (now

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2007-2008 Southern Race Series
November 17-18, Road Atlanta
December 15-16, Sebring International Raceway
January 26-27, Homestead Miami Speedway
February 16-17, Sebring International Raceway
March 8-9, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 29-30, Sebring International Raceway

2007-2008 Western Race Series
November 3-4, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
December 1-2, Mazda

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Skip Barber returns to Autobahn Country Club starting September 21 for the ‘‘Autobahn Series by Skip Barber,’’ a schedule of events featuring our best Racing and Driving School instruction at one of the best new road courses in North America, Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill.

MX-5

Saturday, August 18, 2007

More photos from the Lime Rock National are here

LIME ROCK, Conn. – You could say that Joel Miller is used to running up front in this year’s BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. After all, aside from winning two of the season’s first eight races,

Friday, August 17, 2007 LIME ROCK, Conn. – Exactly one month ago, Skip Barber’s Eastern Regional Series was racing at Lime Rock Park. Preceding that weekend was a ‘‘llead/follow” session – 30 minutes of lapping while following a Skip Barber coach in another Skip Barber F2000. Any qualified driver can

Monday, August 06, 2007 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Second things first: A.J. Riley has more than enough speed to win a BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda race on his own. But his first win in this year’s championship came in the second of two races at Road America as

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ricky Taylor took pole for Road America race one with a time that was 7/10s quicker than anyone else.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In the three practice sessions leading up to qualifying for race one at Road America in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, three

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Points leader Joel Miller has a relatively slim margin over second place A.J. Riley.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Rounds seven and eight of the 14-race BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda are this weekend at Road America. Joel Miller, who’s won two of the first six races

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant is back in the game as a major venue, and the Skip Barber Race Series made its annual, and always highly anticipated, trek to this great track just a few weeks after the Champ Car Series. Their race was wet, as were our

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The first stand-alone Eastern Series race weekend was at Lime Rock Park. Perfect weather, the facility looked great and we had some really good racing. As you can see, we had some fun… Two first-time winners, too: congrats to Nick Darinzo and Corey Lewis!

See the photos

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The first Road America race weekend of the year was the combined Midwest-East event: 70-some odd drivers in five groups. The weather was terrific and the Osthoff BBQ-and-fireworks fest was its usual big fun. We saw five first-time winners, too. Below are the group re-caps…

See photos

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Click here for more photos of the National at Cleveland…

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rounds five and six of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda championship were supporting the Champ Car Cleveland Grand Prix — and both races were wheel to wheel affairs from beginning to

Saturday, June 23, 2007 Skip Barber National, Saturday Qualifying, race one, Cleveland Grand Prix

1. Josef Newgarden, 1:25.530
2. Chris Wehrheim 1:25.625
3. Gabby Chaves, 1:26.291
4. A.J. Riley, 1:26.292
5. Ricky Taylor 1:26.449
6. Conor Daly, 1:26.593
7. Stevan McAleer, 1:26.626
8. Joel Miller, 1:26.637
9. Jeff Relic, 1:26.690

Friday, June 22, 2007 CLEVELAND, Ohio – It was late in the day when the drivers in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda got their first laps on Cleveland’s featureless but fun and fast 2.106-mile, 10-turn airport runway layout. The session ended 5 minutes earlier than planned when Juan

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The top three in 2007 SBN points are (left to right) Joel Miller, Jeff Oleen and Ricky Taylor

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Rounds five and six of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda are this weekend, supporting the Champ Car Cleveland Grand Prix. For those that follow

Sunday, June 10, 2007 Click here for all the ‘MyLaps” qualifying times and race results

Watkins Glen, June 2007: Masters National plus Regional Open.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 10) – A.J. Riley took two hard-fought, well-earned wins at Watkins Glen International in a first-ever Skip Barber event – a combination field

Saturday, June 09, 2007 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – In the qualifying sessions for the stand-alone races at Watkins Glen of the Masters Division of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Masters National Presented by Mazda – races that are also ‘‘open’’ events for Skip Barber Regional drivers – the two groups took their

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The two Skip Barber races this weekend (as part of the Grand-Am Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen) are rounds five and six of the Masters Division (drivers 40+) of this year’s BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda.

This is the only

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Who is this mystery winner? Hint: G2R1…

Eagerly awaited every year is the Regional at Watkins Glen. Superb track, nice facilities and yet another chance to count the arrows shot into the Seneca Lodge’s bar wall. We had four large groups (average field size was 16) and

Indy 500 Wrap Up

05/31/2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007 It was everything but the milk for Skip Barber alum at the 91st Indianapolis 500. Skip Barber trained drivers led 119 of the 166 laps run, including a race-high 83 for Tony Kanaan. Ultimately four Skip Barber alumni finished in the top 10 of the

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 It’s rare, but it does happen… Skip Barber Three Day Racing Schools on weekends. Why are they rare? Because, naturally, all the good race tracks in the U.S. schedule their races for Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. That means the opportunity to hold racing schools on weekends is limited, especially

Monday, May 21, 2007 The field is set for the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500, and once again Skip Barber is well represented. When the field of 33 takes the green flag Memorial Day Sunday, 15 of those drivers will be Skip Barber alum. The list includes four of

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Josef Newgarden (8) and Ricky Taylor (37) ran like this in both races, neither having much over the other. But it didn’t end well in race one…

ALTON, Va. (April 29) – Joel Miller and Josef Newgarden had dramatic wins at Virginia International Raceway in rounds three

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Hey, Regional Drivers! Want to race in front of a big crowd AND dozens of professional sports car teams? Then call your Series Advisor as soon as you’re able! Watkins Glen International has again invited SBRS again to race at the big Rolex Grand-Am weekend! The

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Before we get into the re-cap of the Southern Race Series finale at Daytona International Speedway, Reck Rotary wanted me to remind everyone that seats are still available for the big Rolex Grand-Am weekend at Watkins Glen International! The date is June 7-10, and our races

Monday, April 09, 2007

The start of Skip Barber race one at the Grand-Am event in 2005.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Watkins Glen International has again invited the Race Series to its big Rolex Grand-Am weekend (because Skip Barber drivers always put on such a good show). The date is June 7-10,

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Before we get into the re-cap of the Western Series finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a quick reminder: Watkins Glen International invited SBRS again to race at the big Rolex Grand-Am weekend! The date is June 7-10, and our races are open to ANY series

Monday, April 02, 2007

Skip Barber comes to Autobahn Country Club — less than 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.

Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill., and Skip Barber have partnered to create the Advanced Autobahn Experience created by Skip Barber Racing School. This exciting new program will run at Autobahn Country

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Masters Division of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda will be at Watkins Glen International June 8-10 supporting the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series event, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. This is traditionally a big spectator event, with a

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Before we get into the Moroso Race Weekend re-caps, we just wanted to make sure everybody knows that we again have been asked by Watkins Glen International to bring our ‘‘show’’ to the big June 7-10 Rolex Grand-Am weekend! Our races are open to ANY series

Friday, March 23, 2007 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Just before the Sebring 12-Hour weekend, instructor Gerardo Bonilla, the 2005 Skip Barber National champion and 2006 Star Mazda Expert Champion, signed with B-K Motorsports to drive in the 2007 IMSA Lites Championship. The team, based in Saukville, Wis., is fielding a multi-car

Saturday, March 17, 2007

What a typical Skip Barber National race start looks like. This is race one, on Thursday.

SEBRING, Fla. (March 16) – Timmy Megenbier and Ricky Taylor each left Sebring International Raceway with first-place hardware in the opening two rounds of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ricky Taylor qualified fourth for race one and took pole for race two.

Kyle Lawrence: P8 and P2.

Beau Debard has the pole for race one and is P3 for race two.

From the F3 wars comes Julien Gerbi of France. He qualified 14th for race

Friday, March 16, 2007

President George Ayres announcing the new Skip Barber/Mazda MX-5 Racing School at a packed press conference the day before the start of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

The first Mazda MX-5 Cup School is in April.

SEBRING, Fla. – The Skip Barber Racing School is excited to

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 BFGoodrich Tires and Mazda on Board as Entry Level Pro Series Opens 2007 Season

SEBRING, Fla. – The Skip Barber Racing School today announced new title and presenting sponsors for its National race series, the 14-race professional championship that serves as a primary steppingstone for young

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 A great Race Weekend at Mazda Raceway: springtime weather, first-time winners, big field, some excellent races, a Traver celebrating her birthday (18? 21?) with a podium, even a Peter Dannan win that honored a dead fish. Plus, Tom Roberts and the inimitable Dean Moon, proud Dad

Friday, March 02, 2007 BEDFORD, Mass. – iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations today announced a partnership with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that will see one of racing’s most famous curves replicated in three dimensions with accuracy measured in millimeters. ‘‘The Corkscrew’’ and the other 10 turns that make up the storied central-California

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 The popular MTV reality show, Road Rules, is now in its 14th season. Like the previous 13 seasons, this year MTV has put six suddenly penniless people in an RV and launched them on a series of adventures. Each week finds the ‘‘competitors’’ in new locations,

Monday, February 26, 2007 Skip Barber Racing has confirmed the schedules for the 2007 Eastern and Midwestern Regional Race Series. The Midwest championship will be six weekends/12 races, while the East is seven weekends/14 races.

Based on the positive feedback we’ve gotten from our drivers over the past couple of

Monday, February 26, 2007 It was chillier weather than usual for Florida for rounds 7 & 8 of the 2006-2007 Southern Race Series, but that didn’t matter to the five dozen drivers racing hard on Sebring’s classic 3.7 miles. There was a lot of great racing — there was just

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 FAIRFIELD, N.J. – Leading Star Mazda team Andersen Racing has signed Jonathan Goring, the 2006 champion of the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, to a contract for the 2007 season.

The 17-year-old from Norfolk, Conn., joins Ricardo Vassmer and Jonny Baker as the Fairfield, N.J.-based

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Despite the Friday and Saturday rain, everybody had a lot of fun at Thunderhill Park. The drivers told us they loved driving the circuit, and the facilities were first-rate. Plus, the Thunderhill people were extremely helpful and eager to please. If you missed it this year,

Monday, February 05, 2007 Of late there have been a lot of stories, particularly on the internet, regarding the recent exploits of Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti, A.J. Allmendinger, Salvador Duran and John Edwards. We at Skip Barber are very proud of their past – and current, and likely future

Monday, January 29, 2007 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Jan. 29) – How’s this for Rolex 24 at Daytona success? Every single Daytona Prototype finishing first through 10th had at least one Skip Barber graduate behind the wheel. Of the 41 drivers in the top-10 finishing DP teams, 20 are Skip Barber trained.

Monday, January 29, 2007 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24) – Skip Barber, founder of the Skip Barber Racing School, was presented with the Road Racing Drivers Club’s annual Phil Hill Award at the RRDC dinner held in Daytona USA.

Barber was honored for ‘‘outstanding service to road racing’’ by RRDC

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

It was chilly but sunny at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for rounds five and six of the 2006-2007 Skip Barber Western Series. The cool weather meant the track record was broken – twice. Thanks to the Skippy mechanics for a job well done…

Results, time sheets and

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 SEBRING, Fla. – Sponsorship totaling close to $120,000 was awarded to five young karters at the 10th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out following three days of on- and off-track assessment at Sebring International Raceway this past weekend. Winning the biggest prize – a fully paid

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The list of entrants for this weekend’s 10th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out at Sebring International Raceway has been finalized. The 49 drivers include the 10 karters – eight of whom are Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by the IRL competitors –

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 At Homestead Miami Speedway, in the closest finish in Skip Barber Regional Run-off history, Craig Duerson held off Matt Ferris, Alex Ardoin and Ricky Taylor to win the bragging rights – and $15,000 in Skip Barber seat time.

Craig Duerson (#26) held off a charging Matt

Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Major new award for series champion
12 of 14 races to support notable motorsports events
Introduction of Masters Division championship-within-a-championship
LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber National series has released its 2007 schedule, a seven-weekend, 14-race championship that opens mid-March at the Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring. Six of

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Major new award for series champion
12 of 14 races to support notable motorsports events
Introduction of Masters Division championship-within-a-championship
Rounds 1 & 2 are at Sebring 12-Hour March 14-16: Limited-capacity Lapping available March 7 & 8

The Skip Barber National series has released its 2007 schedule, a seven-weekend,