Thursday, December 01, 2011

MAZDA UPDATES MX-5 CUP PLANS

— Adds Skip Barber Racing School MAZDASPEED Challenge Class —

December 01, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.)� MAZDASPEED announced a partial 2012 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup Schedule at the annual Performance racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.� It was

K1 RaceGear partners with Skip Barber Racing School

Braselton, GA. (Nov. 21). K1 RaceGear is pleased to be working with Skip Barber Racing School and its racing school alumni across the country to offer them a special discount on all K1 RaceGear karting and auto racing safety equipment.

Friday, November 18, 2011
Skip Barber to Award Two Three-Day Racing Schools
at SuperNationals XV

Braselton, GA (Nov. 18). SKUSA is proud to have Skip Barber Racing School partner with the SuperNationals XV, hosted at The Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada November 16-20.� Skip Barber Racing School has stepped up to

Monday, November 07, 2011

Skip Barber Shootout Day Four:
Estrela and DeGrand Win the Big Prizes

Monterey, Cal. (Nov. 7). After four days of intense training, seminars, on-track sessions and constant evaluations, the winners of the Skip Barber Racing School 15th Annual Karting Scholarship Shootout and the Race Series

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Skip Barber Shootout Day Three:
Racers Tested on Adaptability

Monterey, Cal, (Nov. 6). Yesterday marked the halfway point for the 15th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout and the Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout. Split into three groups, the racers spent their first session of the

Friday, November 04, 2011

Skip Barber Shootout Day One: Safety and Development at Mazda Raceway

The 15th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout kicked off yesterday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Twenty two karters came together at the legendary facility for a day dedicated to safety, courtesy of

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Entries for the 2011 Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout

and
Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout

2011 Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout

Franco Aragones

Age: 15

Hometown: Cancun, Mexico

Karting: None

Inspiration: Ayrton Senna

Random Fact: I love music and dancing

RC Enerson

Age: 14

Hometown: New Port Richey, Florida

Karting: Rolex Grand Nationals, Florida Winter Tour, World Karting

Friday, October 07, 2011

Skip Barber National Round 15: Bonilla Takes Win Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, Conn. (Oct. 7). Skip Barber Cup driver (a class for 25 or older) Gerardo Bonilla made a celebrity appearance for Round 15 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda at

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Celebrity Judges and Curriculum Announced for Karting Shootout

Only one month remains until the 2011 Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; a Shootout that has awarded over sixty-four scholarships to famous racers such as Ryan Hunter-Reay (IZOD IndyCar Series), Alexander Rossi

Trebing to Compete in Scirocco R-Cup

After two seasons of competition in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, nineteen year old Dennis Trebing is packing his bags and heading to Europe to compete in the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. After winning a scholarship in the 2009

Friday, September 23, 2011

Summer Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge at Autobahn Country Club

(Braselton, GA. Aug. 23). It was the first time at the Autobahn Country Club for a Skip Barber Race Series weekend. Our MAZDASPEED Challenge MX-5 race cars were enhanced with new Penske Shocks leading to better

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Skip Barber National Round 14: Hindman Earns 5th Pole at Autobahn

Joliet, IL. (Sept. 10). Unlike yesterday afternoon, the weather for this morning’s BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda qualifying session at Autobahn Country Club was rain free, but the track was covered in

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Skip Barber National Round 13: Hindman Claims Win at Autobahn

Joliet, IL. (Sept. 10). This afternoon, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman claimed his third win of the season in Round 13 of 16 at Autobahn Country Club. The teen started in second position

Friday, September 09, 2011

Round 13: Ordonez Beats Rain to Grab Pole

Joliet, IL. (Sept 9). This afternoon, drivers of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda qualified on a wet track at Autobahn Country Club. Fighting for the California Scents Pole Position, drivers started the

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rounds 13 & 14 Preview: Skip Barber National at Autobahn Raceway

Braselton, GA. (Sept. 6). Only four races remain in the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. In just three days, drivers will begin Rounds 13 and 14 of 16 at Autobahn Raceway’s

Monday, August 15, 2011

Round 11 & 12 Wrap Up: Anderson Maintains Points Lead

Lakeville, CT (Aug 15). Only two double headers remain in the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, and the battle for the championship remains open as just nine championship points separate current leader

Friday, August 12, 2011

Round 12: Another California Scents Pole for Hindman

Lakeville, CT. (Aug. 12). After yesterday’s successful experimental single-car qualifying session for Round 11, the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda drivers again voted to have the opportunity to qualify individually for Round 12 at

08/12/2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lakeville, CT. (Aug. 12). Today, an elated Sebastian Ordonez took home his first win of the season in Round 11 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. After missing the previous day’s qualifying session, Ordonez started eighth and worked his way up to

Monday, August 08, 2011

Rounds 9 & 10 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road Atlanta

Lakeville, Conn. (Aug. 18). After dominating the previous two races at Road Atlanta last month, sophomore racer Scott Anderson holds a 13-point lead over Brandon Newey in the championship battle of the 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Skip Barber Racing School Announces the Winter Schedule

With a strong history of 36 years of developing tomorrow�s race car drivers, Skip Barber Racing School is announcing another race season that will be filled with new experiences, winners and champions. �

With two championships being contested at�different

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rounds 9 & 10 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road Atlanta

Lakeville, Conn. (Jul. 18). Officially halfway through the 2011 season, the contention for the champion title remains open for the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. The next double header event in the

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Words by Diana Rice, photos by Kelly Brouillet

Lakeville, Conn. (Jun. 13). Road America is known for its good times and challenging turns, and the Skip Barber Summer Series racers experienced no less. The weekend highlighted several strong rookies and even crowned a first time winner when

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Round 8: Anderson Wins Race Two at Road America (UNOFFICIAL)

Elkhart Lake, WI. (Jul. 3). Scott Anderson earned his third race win of the season in Round 8 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda at Road America today. Anderson, Brandon Newey

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rounds 7 & 8 Preview: Skip Barber National at Road America

Lakeville, Conn. (Jun. 27). Rounds 7 and 8 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda will take place this week at Road America, a historic four-mile, fourteen-turn road course. With two race

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Memorial Day weekend 2011 was another stand out weekend for Skip Barber Racing School alumni, taking wins and dominating the charts.

The win for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 went to Dan Weldon with Bryan Herta Autosport. Bryan Herta is an alumnus of Skip

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (May. 28). Rounds 5 and 6 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda were held at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day weekend, a weekend that was incredibly successful for MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman. Hindman not only won both California

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (May. 30). Rain poured on Lime Rock Park all morning, but the skies cleared just in time for Round 6 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver and Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout winner Trent Hindman

Friday, May 27, 2011

Lakeville, CT. (May. 27). Round 5 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda began yesterday at Lime Rock Park. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman remained in the top three for the lapping and practice sessions, and went on to grab the pole position

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (May. 25). Round two of the Skip Barber Racing School Summer Series took place in Watkins Glen, New York. Rain was plentiful on Friday which provided quite a challenge for the racers during Practice rounds one and two, though the weather cleared just in time

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (May. 24). In just two days, the racers of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda head to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut for Rounds 5 and 6 of the sixteen race season. The series will be racing Memorial Day weekend in

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Series Opener: Anderson and Blackstock Lead Points

Lakeville, Conn. (May. 16). It was a beautiful weekend for racing at Virginia International Raceway for the Skip Barber Summer Series Opener. Everyone was excited to be back on track and it showed during the action packed races.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rounds 3 & 4: Skip Barber National at VIR Wrap Up

Lakeville, CT. (May 4). With Rounds 3 and 4 completed at Virginia International Raceway, this was the first time on the 3.27 mile track for several of the young drivers. Heading into the weekend, 18-year

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Round 4: McGregor Claims Second Win of Season at VIR (Unofficial)

Danville, VA. (May 1). After suffering from contact and not being able to finish Round 3 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, Thomas McGregor returned to take the win for Round

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Round 3: Anderson Wins at VIR (Unofficial)

Danville, VA. (Apr. 30). After a chaotic race for Round 3 of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, Scott Anderson won his first National event today at Virginia International Raceway. Lap one resulted in an incident and a

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Skip Barber National Driver Blog: Patrick Gallagher Tactical Progression

As an aspiring race driver I’m going through the most important years of my career; auto racing is a tough sport, business, and lifestyle. Thankfully there are people out there who are willing to help

Monday, April 25, 2011

Southern Series: McGregor and Anderson New Champions

Lakeville, Conn. (Apr. 25). The winter racing season has drawn to a close and Thomas McGregor and Scott Anderson are the latest Skip Barber Racing School Formula Southern Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Southern Series winners.

Approaching the final weekend, Thomas McGregor

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Western Series: Anderson and Hill Win Championships

Lakeville, Conn. (Apr. 19). Spring is in the air and the winter racing for Skip Barber Racing School has officially ended. The final round of the Western Skip Barber Formula Race Series took place April 1-2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lakeville, CT – Monday, April 12, 2011 Skip Barber Racing School announced it will move its administrative offices from Lakeville, Connecticut to Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

Administrative functions such as accounting, marketing, sales and information technology will move to Skip Barber Racing School’s existing

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skip Barber Racing School will move offices to Road Atlanta

Lakeville, CT – Monday, April 12, 2011 Skip Barber Racing School announced it will move its administrative offices from Lakeville, Connecticut to Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

Administrative functions such as accounting, marketing, sales and information technology will move

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (Apr. 08). One race remains in the Formula Skip Barber Southern Series Championship and the Skip Barber Southern MAZDASPEED Challenge and Thomas McGregor is currently leading the points in both championships.

Heading into the previous weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway, McGregor held a 15-point lead

Friday, April 08, 2011

Southern Series: McGregor Leads Formula and MAZDASPEED Points

Lakeville, Conn. (Apr. 08). One race remains in the Formula Skip Barber Southern Series Championship and the Skip Barber Southern MAZDASPEED Challenge and Thomas McGregor is currently leading the points in both championships.

Heading into the previous weekend at Palm Beach

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rounds 1&2: Sebring Skip Barber National Wrap Up
Newey Leads Championship

The 14th season of the Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda kicked off last week at the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Nineteen year old Thomas McGregor and eighteen year

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Successful Weekend for Skip Barber Racing School Alumni

Lakeville, CT. (Mar. 28). With the 59th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring earlier in the month and the Formula One and INDYCAR season openers over the weekend, the 2011 race season has

Lakeville, Conn. (Mar. 29). With just one race remaining in the Skip Barber Racing School Formula Western Series, the title for the championship is still for the taking. In the penultimate race round weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca March 5-6, Scott Anderson not only claimed three of four pole

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Round 1: McGregor Wins at
Sebring International Raceway

Sebring, FL. (Mar. 17). On a perfectly sunny St. Patrick�s Day, nineteen year old Thomas McGregor earned his first win in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda. In an exciting opening round of the season

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Round Two winner Brandon Newey is congratulated by father Steve Newey
(Photo: Kelly Brouillet, Courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

UNOFFICIAL Results for Round 2 at Sebring International Raceway
2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Starting position in parenthesis
1. (2) Brandon Newey, 18,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Round 2: Trent Hindman Will Lead the Green at
Sebring International Raceway

Sebring, FL. (Mar. 18). For the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series presented by Mazda, the first qualifying session yesterday was shortened due to fog on track at Sebring International Raceway, but this

Lakeville, Conn. (Mar. 14). After a long winter season, the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda is set to begin Wednesday, March 16, at Sebring International Raceway in conjunction with the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring. The weekend will be host to the first two rounds

Friday, March 04, 2011

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9 A.M. EDT, March 4, 2011

SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL CLOSES SUPERBIKE SCHOOL

SALINAS, CA, February 24, 2011: Skip Barber Racing School, the world leader in auto racing education and entertainment, has

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Anderson Closes Championship Gap at Chuckwalla

Lakeville, Conn. (Mar. 1). After the demand for more a new track in the Skip Barber Formula Western Series, Skip Barber Racing School staff and drivers packed up and headed to brave the California wilderness at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Lakeville, Conn. (Mar. 02). The worst of the winter months are over, and spring draws close, but the winter racers Skip Barber Racing School still remain racing in the warm(er) weather of the South. February 18-20, the Skip Barber Southern Series migrated to Sebring International Raceway to

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Spencer Pigot Completes Indy Lights Test

A year ago, Skip Barber Racing School and Bryan Herta Autosport announced a partnership dedicated to identifying and developing talented and young race car drivers. On February 23-24 2011, Bryan Herta Autosport conducted a Firestone Indy Lights test

Friday, February 18, 2011
Mazda pioneer Walt Bohren, 1980 IMSA GTU champion and 1981 12 hours of Sebring class winner, dies at the age of 63 in the British Virgin Islands.

Article credit to Marshall Pruett on SpeedTV.com, read the original article here Posted February 09, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Miller Completes First Rolex 24 Weekend

With the festivities of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway complete, race car driver and Skip Barber Racing School Instructor and Alumus Mikel Miller is proud of his team’s performance with his first run at the legendary

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Skip Barber Racing School Completes Financing

Lakeville, CT – Tuesday, February 01, 2011 – Skip Barber Racing School announces that the company has competed a multi-million dollar financing. On January 27th Skip Barber Racing School closed on new funding consisting of a working capital line of

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Lakeville, Conn. (Jan. 26). The third race weekend of the Skip Barber Formula Southern Series and the Skip Barber Southern MAZDASPEED Challenge was another record breaking weekend as the series reached its halfway point at Homestead-Maimi Speedway. New track records were set in the Skip Barber

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lakeville, Conn. (Jan. 24). This weekend January 27-30, professional racecar drivers from all over the world will compete in the 49th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. This year, 61 alumni of Skip Barber Racing School will represent the company that for 36 years has been

Thursday, January 06, 2011 Just before the holidays, the competitors of the Skip Barber Formula Southern Series raced under wet conditions at Sebring International Raceway. It was a record breaking weekend for the MAZDASPEED Challenge group as both Shelby Blackstock and Tyler Cooke set new track records on BFGoodrich G-Force