Thursday, December 31, 2009 After a four-day competition amongst 36 of the best young karters from around the world, it was a pair of Floridians who earned the top prizes at the 13th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. Spencer Pigot, 16, from Windermere and Felix Serralles, 17, from Haines

Monday, December 21, 2009 Thirty-seven drivers representing six countries and 16 States make up the final list of entrants for the 13th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, released today by Skip Barber Racing School LLC. The Shoot-out, December 27-30 at Sebring International Raceway, will award $255,000 in scholarships in

Saturday, December 19, 2009 A small but hearty group of Skip Barber Race Series drivers, instructors and crew converged on a cold and soaking wet Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2009-2010 Western Race Series, the last Race Weekend of 2009.

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Friday, December 04, 2009 2009 was another strong year for Skip Barber Racing School trained drivers and Race Series veterans. While the stories of our National and Regional seasons can be found here, our alum went out and proved once again that Skip Barber Racing School trains the best drivers

Sunday, November 22, 2009 Braselton, Ga. was the second stop for the Skip Barber Southern Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour as the drivers took to the 2.54-miles of Road Atlanta for Races 3 and 4 of their 2009-2010 campaigns . If you like come from behind racing

Saturday, November 07, 2009 The drivers of the Skip Barber Western Race Series began their 2009-2010 campaign at The Official Track of the Skip Barber Western Race Series, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, Calif. The weekend featured two large formula car groups, a race between two members of the

Friday, November 06, 2009 Skip Barber Racing School, LLC today announced the formation of a unified 2009-2010 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour, replacing the separate southern and western regional schedules.

The Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge

“As we continue to develop and grow the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge concept, we are

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 For the second year in a row, a recently crowned champion of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda traveled to Europe as a member of Team USA Scholarship and drove a Formula Ford to the win at the Walter Hayes Trophy at the Silverstone circuit.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 With the 2009 Skip Barber Summer Race Series already decided in the favor of MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Nick Andries, all eyes were on the battle for the MAZDASPEED Challenge Summer Series title, where Lee Carpentier held a slim three-point lead over Phil Mather after calculating

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Formula Kart Productions, Inc., owner and promoter of the Formula Kart Racing Florida Winter Tour and Skip Barber Racing School, LLC today announced an extension of their promotional agreement for the 2010 Florida Winter Tour season. This marks the sixth season that Skip Barber has been

Monday, October 12, 2009
John Edwards picked up his fourth Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda victory of the season and leapfrogged both Jonathan Summerton and Simona De Silvestro to become the youngest champion in the 36-year history of the series with a dominating performance at Mazda Raceway

Friday, October 09, 2009

Two qualifying sessions, two poles for Sage Karam

Lakeville, Conn. (Oct. 9) – It’s an all-MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development front row for Saturday’s final race of the 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. In cool, wet conditions Sage Karam picked up his second pole of the weekend.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Lakeville, Conn. (Oct. 7) Even though San Clemente, Calif. driver Connor De Phillippi has virtually wrapped up the 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National title, he still has something to race for this weekend at legendary Lime Rock Park.

By simply starting Race 1 on Friday, De Phillippi

Saturday, September 26, 2009 images to follow

Braselton, Ga. (Sept. 26) – In a weekend with implications for the 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National title, two drivers – Sean Rayhall and Sage Karam – picked up big wins while championship leader Connor De Phillippi extended his point lead despite being shut

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Braselton, Ga. (September 22) The 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National heads to Road Atlanta this weekend to support the American Le Mans Series for the 12th Annual Petit Lemans Powered by MAZDA6, joining The Atlantic Championship and Star Mazda for the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development triple header at

Saturday, August 29, 2009 Three series.
Six Race Groups.
101 drivers.
One corner.

On paper Road America’s Turn 12, also known as “Canada corner”, is a late-apex right hand corner at the end of the Kettle Bottoms that leads you up to Billy Mitchell and is a good place to

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Results, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda August 22, 2009, Round 9 of 14, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda Road America, 17-turn, 4-mile road course
(Starting position in parentheses)

1. (1) Connor De Phillippi, San Clemente, Calif. 8 laps, 72.227 average mph
2. (5)

Thursday, August 20, 2009 This weekend the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented visits Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and the historic Road America. For the first time in 2009, The Skip Barber National is the premiere event of the weekend, with the Skip Barber Summer Race Series and Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge running

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

414 screaming V8 horsepower: coming to a High Performance Driving School near you.

(Lakeville, Conn.) Aug. 12 – Skip Barber Racing School today announced the addition of BMW’s iconic M3 to its High Performance Driving School. The M3 Coupe and Sedan join a fleet that features the

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 It was an all-singing, all-dancing, all formula car weekend as the picturesque Circuit Mont Tremblant held host to Rounds 9 & 10 of the 2010 Summer Race Series. So while the MAZDASPEED Challenge cats were away, the F2000 mice got to play on the 2.65 mile

Saturday, July 18, 2009 A few random images from the weekend so far for the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Barber Motorsports Park.

Stevan McAleer (87), Isaac Lyons (84) and Kyle Marcelli (12) heading down to the Turn 7-7a complex.

Some of the many objects d’art at Barber

Friday, July 17, 2009

Court Vernon picked up his second and third poles of the year in Friday qualifying

Leeds, Ala. (July 17) – MAZDASPEED Development driver Court Vernon swept pole for Rounds 7 & 8 of the 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. In a rare, back-to-back double qualifying

Thursday, July 16, 2009 A month after racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park as a part of Mazda Formula X, the drivers and crew of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda head south to Leeds, Ala. and the beautiful and challenging Barber Motorsports Park, joining the Rolex Sport Car

Friday, July 10, 2009 There aren’t many places better to celebrate the Fourth of July than Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; small town America, brats, fireworks on the lake, all good positive stuff. That is just where the Skip Barber Race Series was on the 4th, with a double header race weekend

Sunday, June 28, 2009 While the drivers of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda were tearing up New Jersey Motorsports Park, a little over four hours north drivers of the Skip Barber Summer Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge were duking it out at Skip Barber Racing School’s traditional

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – With the IRL-Champ Car unification, the number of Skip Barber-trained drivers in the IndyCar Series has swelled to an impressive nine regular competitors. And in its primary support series, Indy Lights, there are at least a dozen SBRS drivers each race weekend.

Look

Q2: SBN at NJMP

06/14/2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009 Saturday, June 13, starting grid for Sunday race two (round 6 of 14) following Q2
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
New Jersey Motorsport Park/Thunderbolt Raceway

1. Stevan McAleer, 1:29.483
2. Michael Dorrbecker, 1:29.490
3. Sean Rayhall, 1:29.582
4. Felipe Polehtto, 1:29.700
5. Connor De Phillippi,

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Nope, this isn’t at the beginning of race two; it’s just a few laps from the end…

More photos at bottom, after results and points

MILLVILLE, N.J. (June 14) – The weekend was dubbed Mazda Formula X, as it was an all-singing, all-dancing Mazda fest at New

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Court Vernon took the pole for NJMP’s race one with a lap of 1:29.656.

MILLVILLE, N.J. (June 13) – Close? Try 16 drivers within 1 second of each other, from the pole time of Court Vernon at 1:29.656 to 16th-quick Julian Albarracin’s 1:30.698. That was qualifying for

Saturday, May 30, 2009 images to follow

Watkins Glen International hosted Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2009 Skip Barber Summer Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge over Memorial Day weekend. The 3.4 road course in the Finger Lakes regional of upstate New York is known for producing close, exciting racing

Saturday, May 09, 2009 There was no rest for the instructors, crew and staff of the Skip Barber Race Series as a week after the BFGoodrich Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda completed Rounds 3 and 4 of their 2009 campaign it was back to Danville, Va., this time on

Thursday, May 28, 2009 As the date of the first Two Day Superbike School approaches, Skip Barber is pulling out the stops to ensure a successful launch of the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM on June 10-11 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Here is the latest.

Skip Barber Superbike

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Indianapolis, Ind. (May 25) – In a day that saw mixed fortunes for Skip Barber alumni, Helio Castroneves led a top four sweep for Skip Barber trained drivers at the 93rd Indianapolis 500, scoring his third win in nine years.

The action started early as

Sunday, May 24, 2009 Indianapolis, Ind. (May 24) – Three past National Champions highlight a group of Skip Barber trained drivers taking the green flag this afternoon for the 93rd Indianapolis 500. Of the 33 starters in this year’s race, 15 have Skip Barber Racing School ties, including past Skip

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Brett Smrz (36), Connor de Phillippi (58), Felipe Polehtto (49) and others, Turn Three, race one. More photos below…

ALTON, Va. (April 26) – In rounds three and four of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Virginia International Raceway, the racing was typically frantic and

Friday, April 24, 2009

Young Brazilian Felipe Polehtto, third in points after the first two races, took the pole for round three at VIR by nearly a second. More photos below

ALTON, Va. (April 24) – At Virginia International Raceway, second-year man Felipe Polehtto ran the fewest number of laps in

Saturday, April 11, 2009 A week after their counterparts on the left coast completed their 2008/2009 campaigns, the drivers of the Skip Barber Southern Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge South returned to Sebring International Raceway for their season finales. Two MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development drivers, Dennis Trebing and Justin Piscitell picked

Friday, April 10, 2009

The 2009 Lime Rock Park Open House was the public introduction to Skip Barber’s 2009 fleet of Racing and Driving School cars and the KTM 990 Super Duke like those featured in the all new Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM. (Display bikes courtesy Moroney’s

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Skip Barber Racing School, LLC announced the launching of a new website for the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM. The launch of www.skipbarbersuperbikeschool.com coincides with the opening of registration for the all new Two Day Superbike School, which premieres April 23rd at California’s

Saturday, April 04, 2009 The Skip Barber Western Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge West wrapped up their 2008-2009 campaigns this past weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Coming into the finale it was a two-way battle for the formula car title between Michael Ramies, who held a five-point advantage over

Saturday, March 21, 2009 SEBRING, Fla. (Mar.21) – The points standings will show that Connor De Phillippi won both races of the opening round of the 2009 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda from pole. His two races at the 3.7 mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway couldn’t have been any

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Results, Practice, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda March 18, 2009, Sebring International Raceway, 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course

1. Kyle Marcelli, 2:23.179 sec., 93.030 mph.
2. Connor De Phillippi, 2:23.567
3. Isaac Lyons, 2:24.183
4. Jason Toft, 2:24.283
5. Sean Rayhall, 2:24.394
6. Matthew Mair, 2:24.486

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Results, Lapping Session 1, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda March 17, 2009, Sebring International Raceway, 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course

1. Kyle Marcelli, 2:21.763 sec., 93.960 MPH
2. Connor De Phillippi, 2:22.163
3. Court Vernon, 2:23.206
4. Isaac Lyons, 2:23.211
5. Brett Smrz, 2:23.848
6. Jason

Monday, March 16, 2009 This past weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca saw a quadruple header Race Weekend, as both the Southern Race Series and the MAZDASPEED Challenge South made their way to California to join their Western counterparts for a little racin’. In fact, the Western Series and MAZDASPEED

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM announces dates, pricing

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC today announced details of its all-new Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM, including curriculum, pricing and an initial schedule.

The Two Day Superbike School is designed to take

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 It was all open-wheel, all the time as central Florida’s 3.7 mile Sebring International Raceway played host to Rounds seven and eight of Skip Barber’s 2008-2009 Southern and Western F2000 Series. The last regional race on the full course at Sebring before the 12 Hour in

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 While some of us were at home here in Connecticut, trying to keep warm huddled in front of a fire and watching the Rolex 24 on TV, Race Series bravely headed south to the warmer climes of Homestead-Miami Speedway for Rounds 5 and 6 of the

Monday, February 02, 2009

Justin Piscitell Courtesy Mazda North America Operations

Inaugural Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge champion Justin Piscitell won the third annual “Mazda Club Racing Champions Shootout” at Buttonwillow Raceway, a prize worth $70,000. Piscitell will hook up with a front-running MX-5 Cup team for 2009, bringing $50,000 for a

Monday, January 26, 2009 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber trained drivers and their instructors continued the tradition of strong performances at the annual Rolex 24, the opening round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, held this past weekend at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway.

20 drivers with Skip Barber Racing School

01/14/2009

“Winning is a function of enthusiasm, desire and a willingness to sacrifice… tempered by discipline. The same things that can get you a lap record and a national championship are also the things that can get you killed if they are not tempered. Racing is truth—if you win, you win,

Monday, January 12, 2009 This weekend was a far cry from the weather we had last month here at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. My recollection over the years is traditionally we have had great weather in December and rain in January. But this year it was the exact