Braselton, Georgia (August 26, 2016)— Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce that Henry Morse, Pirelli World Challenge Rookie of the Year, will be joining the 2016-2017 MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Race Series. We invite you to race along with his 6,000+ friends, competitors, friends and followers.  This is a

El pasado fin de semana marcó el comienzo del Skip Barber Championship Series 2016. Con mucho en juego y con muchas jóvenes promesas compitiendo por el gran premio, supe desde el primer momento el tamaño del desafío al que me enfrentaba.

Al entrar en el fin de semana, quería experimentar lo

Kyle Masson Takes Formula Championship. Bryan Hixon Takes 5th MAZDASPEED Challenge Title.

After an evening of rain, the track was damp for Formula Group 1 racers as they took to the track. StingRay Robb would begin the race on pole but Devin Wojcik would make use of the rain

Rounds 9 & 10 of the Skip Barber Winter Series 

As the Skip Barber Winter Series moved into rounds 9 and 10, it would mark the first time that the Skip Barber Race Series would race at the National Corvette Museum Raceway. The track provided a 3.7 mile challenge,

Braselton, GA (March 7, 2016)—Skip Barber Racing School wants to congratulate our 39 alumni who competed in this past weekend’s kick-off of the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas. Skip Barber Racing School alumni continued the tradition of racing at the upper echelons of racing by comprising 37%

The Skip Barber Winter Series traveled to warm Florida for Rounds 7 & 8 of the series. Kyle Masson had a successful weekend taking home 2 first place finishes and one second place finish. Other notable performances from the weekend include Bryan Hixon who took home first place in the

Left to Right: Bryan Saxe, Matt Widner, Nicolas Bakker 

California Native Matt Widner Claims Skip Barber Racing Academy Championship in Third Attempt at Title

Braselton, Ga. (January 14, 2016)—The Skip Barber Racing Academy had a climactic finish on the final day of the shootout. This unique

The Skip Barber Racing Academy takes to the track for the second day of the three-day shootout. In it’s fourth year, the Academy has a record-breaking 39 competitors vying for a coveted scholarship to pursue their racing dreams in the Skip Barber Race Series. This one-of-a-kind event gives aspiring drivers

Braselton, Ga. (November 16, 2015)—The 2015 Skip Barber Championship Shootout kicks off today at Road Atlanta and the top Skip Barber Racing School racers from the Winter and Summer Series will compete in the pinnacle shootout for the Skip Barber Racing School system.  Racers will put their training to the

 

Braselton, Ga. (October 22, 2015)—The iconic Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout is less than a week away. Competitors are preparing themselves to travel to NOLA Motorsports Park in Louisiana and the anticipation is building.

In its 40th Anniversary, Skip Barber Racing School has trained the very best

In the 25th iteration of the iconic TEAM USA Scholarship, two Skip Barber Racing School alumni have been chosen to represent the United States in the famed Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, driving Ray chassis prepared by Cliff Dempsey Racing and boasting

Braselton, Ga. (August 25, 2015)—The Skip Barber Racing School Summer Series traveled to scenic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Rounds 9 & 10 of the series. With the points battle heating up between Skip Barber Racing Academy Champion Chase Owen and 2014-2015 Winter Series Champion Timo Reger, this weekend was

Braselton, Ga. (August 10, 2015) — This year, Skip Barber Racing School has nominated Dakota Dickerson, Chase Owen and Timo Reger for the 2015 Team USA Scholarship Shootout. These racers, if chosen to represent the United States  will be awarded fully paid entries for the Formula Ford Festival at Brands

Avondale, Louisiana (August 3, 2015)—Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce additional dates at NOLA Motorsports Park  for the 2015 schedule.  Skip Barber Racing School, the largest and most successful professional motorsports education company in the United States, will return to NOLA Motorsports Park on the following dates:

Bryan Herta Career Enhancement Scholarship Award Continues for Skip Barber Racing Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout

Bryan Herta Career Enhancement Scholarship Award Continues for Skip Barber Racing Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout

Skip Barber Racing School alumnus Herta Scholarship_logo and IndyCar Team owner Bryan Herta will continue his participation and support of

Skip Barber Summer Series Take on Lime Rock Park: Racers Set Sights on Road America

 

Skip Barber Summer Series racers took to Lime Rock Park this past weekend to build on the momentum of the first rounds in Road Atlanta. Current Skip Barber Racing School partner BFGoodrich also provided participants

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SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH SPYDER ACTIVE SPORTS

 

Braselton, Ga (March 18, 2015) – Skip Barber Racing School, the premier motorsports education organization in the United States is excited to announce a new partnership with Spyder Active Sports and their new GT collection – a line of motorsports-inspired, performance apparel.

Spyder

 

 

Contact:
Debbie Ebalobo
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2015 Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout Set to Take Place at Historic NOLA Motorsports Park

 

Braselton, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2015) – Karters will head south on October 26-28, 2015 to NOLA Motorsports Park for the 2015 Skip Barber Racing School Karts To Cars Scholarship Shootout. The annual event will

 Bryan Hixon Crowned Champion of the 2014-2015 Skip Barber Racing School Winter Series MAZDASPEED Challenge

Contact:
Debbie Ebalobo
[email protected]

Braselton, Ga. (January 22, 2015) – After an exhilarating winter season of MX-5 racing, Bryan Hixon clinches first place of the 2014-2015 MAZDASPEED Challenge after a dominant performance in rounds 5 and 6 at

Contact: 

Debbie Ebalobo
[email protected]

Bryan Herta with Skip Barber CEO Michael Culver

Braselton, GA (January 17, 2015)— The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile of the Americas invited Skip Barber Racing School to nominate an American racer for the FIA Americas Trophy.  This year, Skip Barber Racing School nominated alumnus Bryan Herta for the award.

Skip Barber Racing School Announces 2015 Skip Barber Summer Series

Braselton, Ga. (January 9, 2014) – The schedule for the 2015 Skip Barber Racing School Formula and MAZDASPEED Challenge Summer Series is set. The upcoming season promises to be the most thrilling yet as the series travels to seven iconic tracks,

Braselton, Georgia (January 2, 2014) Skip Barber Racing School announces the promotion of Chief Instructor Casey Carden to Director, Competition.

Effective immediately, Carden will oversee Race Series within Skip Barber Racing School. In addition to these responsibilities, Casey will continue to be Chief Instructor.

“Casey has a comprehensive knowledge of motorsports, and

Braselton, Ga. (December 16, 2014) – Continuing it’s 40-year tradition of finding, training and developing the best drivers in the world, the 3nd annual Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy kicked off at Sebring International Raceway yesterday. All of the outstanding candidates are vying for a championship win, which would jump

Braselton, GA (Nov. 12. 2015) The field for the 2014 Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy is set and ready to test their racing skills in the final Skip Barber Racing School Formula SB 2000 scholarship program of the year.

The 3rd Annual Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy will meet

Cyber Monday is Here!
High Performance Driving and Racing Combo Programs are up to 35% off!

 

 

 

That’s up to $420 off a program!

The High Performance Driving and Racing Combo is the perfect program for the performance and motorsports enthusiast!

Combining the best of both worlds – in an action packed experience. Migrate from

Skip Barber Racer Announced as Mazda Shootout Finalist

November 24, 2014 (Braselton, Ga.)  Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce the inclusion of 2014 MAZDASPEED Challenge Summer Series Champion Sam Adams in the 2014 Mazda Racer Shootout. The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing.  Since 2007

Braselton, GA (November 4, 2014) – Skip Racing Racing School is excited to the announce the schedule for the 2015 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge. The MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge is a professional racing series designed to launch the career of talented sports car drivers. 

In its third season racing alongside the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires,

Braselton, Ga. (Oct. 31, 2014) — Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce the winners of the 18th Annual Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout. The top karters from around the world competed this week at Sebring International Raceway in pursuit of more than $65,000 in Scholarship Prizes.

The

 

 

Where are they now? Catching up with 2013 Skip Barber Racing School Shootout Champs

Contact: 
Debbie Ebalobo
[email protected]

 

Braselton, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2014) — As Skip Barber Racing School gears up for this year’s much anticipated scholarship shootouts at Sebring International Raceway and Road

 

Braselton, GA – (October 9, 2014)  In honor of its 40th anniversary, Skip Barber Racing School is pleased to announce two new programs for the motorsport enthusiast for 2015! These programs will change the way individuals think about driving.

The first product combines the best of both worlds – high

Braselton, GA (Oct. 3, 2014) – Drake Kemper emerged as the winner of the 2014 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge on Friday. It was a rainy race at Road Atlanta as the competitors in the series finale took to the track.

Drake Kemper with 2014 MX-5 Cup Champion Kenton Koch and MAZDASPEED

 

 

Stephens, Telitz chosen to represent Team USA Scholarship in England

Braselton, GA. (September 29, 2014) – Aaron Telitz and Michai Stephens emerged as this year’s TEAM USA Scholarship winners. Vying against a very talented group of Skip Barber Racing School alumni, Telitz and Stephens competed in an extensive shootout

Braselton, Ga. (July 25, 2014) – RACER Magazine, the premier motorsports enthusiast publication, and Skip Barber Racing School, the industry leader in driver excellence, today announced a strategic partnership that brings together two organizations that cultivate passion for motorsports. RACER Magazine will be an Official Media Partner of the Skip Barber

FIA Institute Awards Skip Barber Racing School Highest Level of Accreditation in Young Driver Safety Programme

 

Braselton, GA (July 24, 2014) –   Skip Barber Racing School and Mexico’s OMDAI have been awarded the highest level of accreditation in the FIA Institute’s Young Driver Safety Programme and will now become Regional Training Providers (RTPs) for

Braselton, Ga. (July 21, 2014)- Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce the upcoming schedule for the 2014-2015 Winter Series presented by Mazda. With new tracks, strong competitors and several enticing prizes at stake, it will be a thrilling winter season!

The Skip Barber Winter Series is known for racing

Braselton, GA. (July 7, 2014) – It will be an exciting week in Salisbury, Conn. On July 8-12, Skip Barber Summer Series Racers take to Lime Rock Park to compete in rounds 7 & 8 of the 2014 Formula Summer Series.

Skip Barber Racing School IndyCar Academy scholarship winner Michai Stevens

Braselton, GA. (July 1, 2014) – It was a thrilling weekend at the Shell & Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2014 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge! Racers took to the streets of Houston, Texas for two races and a weekend full of competition.

The

Braselton, Ga. (June 25, 2014)- Racers will head to Houston, Texas June 27-29, 2014 to compete in rounds 5 & 6 of the 2014 MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge.

The  weekend is gearing up to be filled with excitement as Rookie racer Ben Albano will try to take back the top

Braselton, GA. (June 24, 2014) – It was an exciting weekend at Mid-Ohio for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2014 Skip Barber Summer Series! Racers of the Skip Barber Formula and MAZDASPEED Challenge took to Lexington, Ohio for a weekend filled with competition and comraderie.

In Group 1, Skip Barber Racing School

Braselton, Ga. (June 16, 2014)- Racers will head to Lexington, Ohio June 18-22 to compete in rounds 5 & 6 of the Skip Barber Formula Series and rounds 3 & 4 of the MAZDASPEED MX -5 Series.

The Skip Barber Formula Summer Series includes eight weekends full of racing and up to $175,000

Mac Korince

06/03/2014

“Ever since I’ve started with Skip Barber the bond has been with more than just my dad. My mom, brother, and extended family have all gone above and beyond to support me. I was already close with each and everyone of them before Skippy and I’m just as close with

2014 Skip Barber Racing School Summer Series Kicks Off at NOLA Motorsports Park

Braselton, Ga. (May 14, 2014)- Less than a month after announcing that it will be included in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule, NOLA Motorsports Park will be the first destination for the 2014 Skip Barber Racing School

Braselton, Ga. (Jan. 24).  As the motorsports industry prepares for the launch of the 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Skip Barber Racing School wants to congratulate the talented pool of competitors – specifically, the 65 Skip Barber Racing School alumni. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be

Sebring, FL. (November 8, 2013) – Michai Stephens, 22, from Evanston, Ill., emerged as this year’s INDYCAR Academy Shootout champion beating 32 other drivers from around the world at the second annual Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy Shootout at Sebring International Raceway.

Stephens, who was a participant in last year’s INDYCAR Academy

Karting Scholarship Shootout, Sebring International Raceway, November 4-6
INDYCAR Academy, Sebring International Raceway, November 6-8
Race Series Championship Shootout, Road Atlanta, November 11-13

October 28, 2013 (Braselton, GA) – Skip Barber Racing School, the Gateway to Motorsports, will award $336,000 in Skip Barber Race Series and driver development scholarship awards

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FIND OUT WHICH STAR OF RUSH YOU RESEMBLE MOST

Take a quick 20-question survey    

Braselton, GA (September 27, 2013) – With the premeire of Ron Howard’s Rush, Skip Barber Racing School wants to know if you’re more like 1976 F1 Champion James

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SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL LLC PROFITABLE FIRST HALF 2013

Revenues grow 9% in H1 2013     

Braselton, GA (September 23, 2013) – Skip Barber Racing School LLC announced its financial results for the first half of 2013.

The Company had positive earnings before

Friday, June 07, 2013

Skip Barber Racing School Teams Up With Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Child Will Fulfill Dream of Driving a Race Car Tuesday June 11

Skip Barber Racing School is proud to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and provide a child with her dream drive.
Makenzie, 4, from Stone Mountain,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jake Eidson Makes History and Bryan Hixon Wins Another Race Series Title

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2013) – After an exciting finale at Sebring International Raceway, all 12 rounds of the 2012-13 Skip Barber Winter Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge are complete.

Jake Eidson, 17, Littleton, CO,

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Skip Barber Racing School Honors Two Veterans at 1 Day Racing School

BRASELTON, GA (April 3, 2013) – In coordination with Wounded Warrior Project and Extreme Bucket List, Skip Barber Racing School is proud to honor two veterans during an upcoming 1-Day Racing School

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skip Barber Racing School Announces Date and Location of 2013 Karting Scholarship Shootout

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skip Barber Racing School Announces Date and Location of 2013 Karting Scholarship Shootout

Braselton, GA. (February 19, 2013). This year, the 17th annual Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout will travel to Sebring International Raceway

Monday, February 18, 2013

Date and Location for 2013 Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Set

33 Skip Barber Racing School graduates will compete for a fully sponsored drive in the 2013 Skip Barber Winter or Summer Series presented by Mazda 

Braselton, Ga. (February 18, 2013) – Skip Barber Racing School continues the 38-year

Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Field

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

 2012 Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy

 Video link

Meet the 2012 INDYCAR Academy Field

Aaron Gravelle, Finalist
Age: 24
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Occupation: Marketing, Apple Inc.

Q: When did your passion for racing begin?       

A: My passion for racing

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy Is Set

BRASELTON, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2013) – An Olympic gold medalist is among the 33 drivers who will participate in the Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy on Jan. 25-27 at Sebring International Raceway.

The winner of the shootout competition will

Monday, March 14, 2011

Skip Barber National Season Set to Begin at
Sebring International Raceway

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

Friday, March 04, 2011

29 Brook Street

Lakeville, CT 06039

Phone (860) 435-1300

Fax (860) 248-4621

Press Release

Contact: Kyle Morhom

Phone: (860) 435-4118
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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 discontinued their

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

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

By Kelly Brouillet; As seen in RACER Magazine, March 2011

Skipping Ahead With and Without Fenders

Skip Barber and MAZDASPEED ensure that the Mazda Motorsports Ladder isn’t just for open-wheelers.

While the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development system is instrumental to providing the starting steps to help young and dedicated open-wheel racers,

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sencer 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

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

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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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

Monday, December 20, 2010 While the rest of the world was preparing for the holidays, the racers of the Formula Skip Barber Western Race Series put the Christmas decorations aside to spend quality time on track with their racing family. Last week marked the second race weekend this winter at

**NOTICE: The 2011 Schedule has since been revised. Visit here for the updated schedule and pricing.**

Announcing the 2011 Skip Barber National Schedule

Hot on the heels of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout, Skip Barber Racing School is announcing the schedule for the 14th year

12/17/2010

 
Skip Barber Racing School Announces 2011 Summer Race Series Schedule

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School today announced the 2011 Summer Regional Race Series Schedule, featuring eight double-header race weekends on some of America’s best road courses. Each race weekend of the 2011 Summer Series schedule will consist of Formula

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010, Braselton, GA– The 2011 Lotus Evora has arrived at Skip Barber Racing School with the first deliveries at Road Atanta, Braselton, Georgia and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California. The newest addition to the High Performance Driving School fleet is a polished,

Friday, December 10, 2010 United Autosports To Dйbut In Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona

• 1988 Daytona winner Martin Brundle tempted back into competition with former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Mark Blundell
• United Autosports’ Chairman & Co-Owner Zak Brown plus fellow American and Skip Barber Racing School graduate Mark

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 After four exciting days of driving education, invaluable seminars, nail biting on track sessions, and much deliberation, the winners of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Shootout have been chosen. Forty-four exceptionally talented karters competed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for over $200,000 in scholarships to

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Seminars and Wet Practice on Day Two of Skip Barber Karting Shootout On the first day of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout, drivers learned important information regarding every day driving and highway safety, followed by some sessions on the skid pad and autocross

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 For the first two days of the 14th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout, drivers attended brushed up on interview skills, learned highway safety, were educated on the business of motorsport, tested their everyday car control skills and became acclimated to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Yesterday,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010-2011 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-Out at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Preview
Lakeville, Connecticut (Nov. 30, 2010). In an age where aspiring race
car drivers have to work harder than ever to find adequate financial support,
Skip Barber Racing School has consistently provided scholarships over
the years to assist young drivers

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 One week after the Skip Barber Western Race Series competitors began their Winter season, the Formula Skip Barber and MAZDASPEED MX5 drivers of the Skip Barber Southern Race Series gathered at Road Atlanta to start their Winter Race season. With perfect weather conditions all weekend long,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 A week ago, the Skip Barber competitors gathered together at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to kick off the 2010-2011 Western Formula Series Season. Thomas McGregor, the biggest winner of the weekend, went home with wins in both of his first two races, and Kenton Koch and

Monday, November 08, 2010
UPDATED Nov. 22, 2010

Lakeville, Connecticut (Nov. 8, 2010). Last year, thirty-six drivers
gathered to compete at Sebring International Raceway in the 13th
Annual Skip Barber Karting Shootout. Florida teens Spencer Pigot and
Felix Serralles went home with the biggest prizes of the event, both
winning scholarships to compete for the entire

Monday, October 25, 2010 Some say he learned about grip in the rain by scaling Manhattan skyscrapers with Spider Man during hurricane season. All we know is, he always has a Vee-Wipe visor squeegee in his pocket. He’s the Stig’s New York cousin.

Many showed up days early for

Monday, October 18, 2010 Lakeville, Conn (October 18, 2010). Last month at the 13th Annual running of Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta, Skip Barber National Drivers Spencer Pigot, 17, and Felix Serralles, 18, were selected as winners in the Team USA Shootout Scholarship, both earning rides to compete in the

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (Braselton, GA – October 26th, 2010) Skip Barber Racing School, the premier driver training organization in the United States, and SimCraft, maker of the 3 degrees of freedom APEX simulator, today, announce a first in class partnership which will see the placement of Simcraft’s APEX motorsports

Monday, October 04, 2010 Some say he sleeps with ghosts of Gurney and Brabahm at Mid Ohio… All we know is with Halloween fast approaching he will scare small children and get any seat he wants on a subway train by simply wearing his helmet and Nomex suit. He’s the

Sunday, October 03, 2010 Heading into the final two rounds of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda, the championship title was still in the air, with MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Spencer Pigot leading over Isaac Lyons by twenty points. By taking home the win in Round 13 at Road

Friday, October 01, 2010 Braselton, GA. (Oct 1). In typical Skip Barber fashion, the final round of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Road Atlanta proved to be yet another nail biter. Each lap, the young drivers raced incredibly close, constantly trading positions for the lead, with

Thursday, September 30, 2010 Braselton, GA. (Sept 30). After much anticipation, the winners of the 2010 Team USA scholarship were announced this afternoon at Road Atlanta. Skip Baber’s own Spencer Pigot and Felix Serralles are the winners of fully paid entries in the 2010 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch

Thursday, September 30, 2010 Road Atlanta, GA. (Sept. 30). In a shortened qualifying session, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver and championship points leader Spencer Pigot clinched the pole and gained another point in his already 20-point championship lead.

The session concluded five minutes early due to an off track excursion

Monday, September 13, 2010
Some say he wears make-up under that helmet and can cook up potatoes like nobodies business… All we know is he knows the difference between Eau Rouge and Au Grattan. He’s the Stig’s New York Cousin.

Truth be told we didn’t know much about Grattan but

Monday, August 23, 2010
Lakeville, Conn. (August 23). The 2010 season of the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda is quickly winding down, but the competition is still incredibly strong. This weekend at Road America, twenty drivers took to the field and battled it out, hoping to get extra

Thursday, August 19, 2010
While some say his propensity for procrastination and sloth is just an old Tibetan memory trick, we do know he is heavy handed with both the shifter and the keyboard. He’s the Stig’s New York Cousin.

Before we start the racing coverage there were two

Monday, August 16, 2010
After a one-year hiatus, the future stars of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National return to Road America in support of the American Le Mans Series and the Time Warner Cable Road Racing Showcase. This weekend, twenty-two drivers will be taking the field at the historic track in Rounds

Monday, August 09, 2010 Skip Barber Racing School today announced a new FAST PASS for Life. Available in very limited numbers for $295,000, the FAST PASS for Life will allow you to attend any Skip Barber Racing School program that we have seats available for, no restrictions. That means that

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 For those at Skip Barber Racing School’s headquarters in Lakeville, Connecticut, last weekend was an exciting one. Not only was the American Le Mans Series racing at the school’s home track at Lime Rock Park, but some of their own were racing at the historic track

Monday, July 26, 2010 From Car and Driver magazine on Road Atlanta after putting it on their list of America’s Great Road Courses:
“WHY WE LOVE IT

Old-timers swear this track was ruined in 1998 when new owner Don Panoz inserted a chicane into the long back straight, thus bypassing the

Thursday, July 22, 2010 Skip Barber Racing School today announced its 2010-2011 Winter Race Series schedules. The Southern Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge South include a return to the newly resurrected Palm Beach International Raceway, while the Western Race Series sees the introduction of Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California to

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

California Scent joins a growing list of contingency sponsors for the Skip Barber National Series

Skip Barber Racing School today announced that California Scents, maker of eco friendly air fresheners for home and auto is sponsoring a contingency awards package for drivers participating in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber

Monday, July 19, 2010
Millville, NJ. (May 31). The BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National drivers braved the heat and humidity this past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park for Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2010 championship. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Spencer Pigot got the weekend off to a strong start, sweeping both

Sunday, July 18, 2010 Isaac Lyons picked up his fourth win of the season in Race Two this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park for Round 10 of the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. It proved to be another close finish with two incidents, which are still

Saturday, July 17, 2010 MAZDASPEED Motorsports development driver Felix Serralles scored his first win of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda season at New Jersey Motorsports Park, winning by a margin of 0.004 seconds over fellow MAZDASPEED Motorsports development driver and championship leader Spencer Pigot. Pigot placed second,

Friday, July 16, 2010 The drivers of the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda braved the heat once again at New Jersey Motorsports Park this afternoon for their second qualifying session of the weekend. The session was a constant on-track version of musical chairs as the young drivers

Friday, July 16, 2010 MAZDASPEED Motorsports development driver Spencer Pigot picked up his third pole of the season this morning for Round 9 of the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The California Scents Pole Position winner will be awarded $500 for his

Thursday, July 15, 2010

BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda driver Ashley Freiberg takes her pink wheels out for a spin during the first practice session at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (photo courtesy Skip Barber Racing School)

You’ll have little trouble picking out BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National driver Ashley Freiberg from the

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Eric Bostrom (front row, left) joins (l. to r.) Superbike School Lead Instructor Michael Czysz and instructors James Randolph and Sean Goff with the class from June 27-28 program (instructors Ty Howard and Christie Cooley not pictured)

The Skip Barber Superbike School powered by KTM announced today

Monday, June 28, 2010 Time to turn the Lime Rock Park race report over to our tame race driver/customer…

Some say that he believes that most of you reading this will get this obscure British television pop reference and that Doug Harrison thinks he knows who wrote this article… but

Thursday, June 17, 2010 WELCOME, N.C. (June 10, 2010) – Richard Childress Racing Development driver (and Skip Barber Race Series alumni) Tim George Jr. will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut driving RCR’s No. 21 Chevrolet Impala in the June 19 Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards at Road America in

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Skip Barber Racing School’s shop on Winder Highway in Braselton

Skip Barber Racing School announced the November move of its main shop and factory from Lakeville, Conn. to its facility at 5290 Winder Hwy. in Braselton, Ga., just outside the entrance of Road Atlanta. The move will

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rider Mark Miller and MotoCzysz founder Michael Czysz (2nd from right) celebrate victory on the Isle of Mann (photo courtesy
Amadeus Photography)

MotoCzysz, founded by Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM Lead Instructor Michael Czysz, won the TT Zero electric motorcycle race yesterday, riding the E1pc, Mark

Friday, June 04, 2010 Hallett, OK – Ridesmart/RPM Cycles/KTM rider (and Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM instructor) Ty Howard showed up at Round 5 of the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit to continue his impressive run in the series.

The weather was perfect for

Friday, June 04, 2010 Summer is for all intents and purposes here, and so is the Skip Barber Summer Race Series. That means it is time to turn over the race report to our tame race driver/customer…

Some say that his eyes are the same color as the guardrails at

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 The fight for the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda hotted up as Isaac Lyons laid waste to the field at Lime Rock Park over the Memorial Day weekend. In front of the big weekend crowd, the Hillsoborough Down, Northern Ireland driver took both poles

Monday, May 31, 2010 Once again, Isaac Lyons won from pole position at Lime Rock Park for the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Lime Rock this afternoon. At one point in yesterday’s race, he had a six car lead over the competition, and it was no doubt several

Monday, May 31, 2010 Dennis Trebing and Trent Hindman started off the qualifying session for round eight of the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Lime Rock Park with fast laps, but ultimately yesterday’s pole and race winner Isaac Lyons would clinch the pole. For almost half of

Saturday, May 29, 2010 Isaac Lyons completely dominated round seven of the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda here at Lime Rock park today. Starting on pole, Lyons had an early battle with P2 starter Nick Andries over the lead position, but due to the battle for position behind

Friday, May 28, 2010 Lime Rock Park marks the half way point for the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, and Isaac Lyons is currently sitting on the pole for Round 7, which takes place tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST.

Dennis Trebing caught some good drafts and was

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 After almost a month since the last race at Virginia International Raceway, the drivers of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda are getting ready for rounds seven and eight at Lime Rock Park. Last year, the race was in October and the fall weather

Monday, May 17, 2010 We here at the Skip Barber Race Series would like to apologize for the tardiness of this race report. It seems that when we were cleaning up at the end of the weekend at VIR, we stowed The Stig’s New York Cousin in the Ops trailer

Thursday, May 06, 2010 More than 500 braved dire weather predictions to come out for Skip Barber Racing School’s 2nd Annual Opening Day at Lime Rock Park. Those hearty souls (the weather ended up being fine, with just some drizzle late in the day) enjoyed a day of activities, including

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Luis Michael Dцrrbecker (center) earns his first Skip Barber National win

Luis Michael Dцrrbecker broke through to score is first victory in Skip Barber National competition this afternoon at Virginia International Raceway. MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Felix Serralles and defending Skip Barber Summer Race Series champion Nick

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Proud dad Barry hugs Round 5 winner Spencer Pigot

Round five of the Skip Barber BF Goodrich National Presented by Mazda at VIRginia International Raceway was an exciting with yet another race-long game of leap frog for the lead. Throughout this round, there were at least five

Friday, April 23, 2010 This weekend marks rounds five and six of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Virginia International Raceway. After the first two lapping sessions, it looked like qualifying was shaping up to be marred by numerous four-offs, spins, blocking and yellow flags. But that was

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Alton, Va. (Apr. 20) As the drivers of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda head north from Sebring, Fla. to Virginia International Raceway for Round 5 and 6 of the season, Mother Nature could have a bigger than expected affect on this weekend’s results.

Friday, April 16, 2010 While we continue to toil away in Lakeville getting ready for consecutive National and Regional Race Weekends at VIR, we must now hand off the Western Race Series finale report to our tame racing driver customer…

Some say that he doesn’t enjoy being upside down nearly

Saturday, April 03, 2010 Skip Barber Racing School today announced the Skip Barber Track Experience program, a series of Open House events at its base locations to run during the 2010 season. The first event is April 26 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Dates for events at Mazda Raceway

Monday, March 22, 2010

BFGoodrich’s Roberts Kukainis and Miss 12 Hours of Sebring Brooke Blackman react to Terry Earwood’s acceptance speech as the top three finishers in Round 4 of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National (l. to r.) Spencer Pigot (3rd), Dennis Trebing (1st), Felix Serralles (2nd) and Jim Norman

Monday, March 15, 2010 Sebring, Fla. (Mar. 15) After providing arguably the best racing of the weekend at the Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the drivers of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National next tackle the historic 3.7 mile Sebring International Raceway for Rounds 3 and 4 of the

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Orlando, Fla. (March 20) Parathyroid.com today announced a contingency awards package totaling $9,000 for drivers participating in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. Starting with the season opening weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the “Parathyroid.com Winner’s Circle Award” will be paid to the top three point

Sunday, February 28, 2010 Warm, sunny skies and gentle breezes off the Monterey Bay… the recent Race Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca had none of these things. In typical February fashion, the competitors in the Western Race Series braved cold temperatures and intermittent rain and had themselves a great

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 The Skip Barber Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour traveled to central Florida and Sebring International Raceway for a Valentine’s Day weekend of racing. The weekend boasted five groups, five double-wins, including first-time win for Tyler Cooke.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Today Skip Barber Racing School announced that it has partnered with Bryan Herta Autosport to promote the Skip Barber National series and help identify and develop talented young racing drivers.

Throughout the upcoming Firestone Indy Lights season, Bryan Herta Autosport will host drivers from the BFGoodrich/Skip

Saturday, January 30, 2010 After a break for the holidays (and the Karting Scholarship Shoot-out) we headed on down to Homestead-Miami Speedway for a triple-header of the Southern Race Series, Western Race Series and MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour. Drivers, instructors and crew alike found colder than expected temperatures in south

Thursday, January 28, 2010 Lakeville, Conn. (February 7) – Another year, and more strong performances by Skip Barber Racing School alumni and instructors at the Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. With a staggering 51 drivers with ties to Skip Barber Racing School, the odds of good

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Skip Barber Racing School LLC today announced its new FAST PASS program, a first of its kind all-access pass to a year’s worth of unlimited driving in Skip Barber Racing and Driving School programs as well as Skip Barber Race Series events held nationwide. “The idea

Thursday, January 07, 2010 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School today announced its 2010 MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule, which features the addition of both an eighth Race Weekend and two new venues; Grattan Raceway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. As part of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder, the MAZDASPEED Challenge

 

Thursday, January 07, 2010 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School today announced its 2010 Summer Race Series schedule, which features both the addition of an eighth Race Weekend and the return of two popular venues from the past; Grattan Raceway in Michigan and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Grattan returns

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 SEBRING, Fla. – At the 12th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out at Sebring International Raceway, 51 star karters spent three days driving Skip Barber F2000 open-wheel race cars in hopes of winning seat-time scholarships for 2009. In what the judging panel claimed was one of

Friday, December 19, 2008

2008 Skip Barber National Champion Conor Daly

PALMETTO, Fla., Dec. 19 – Andersen Racing is pleased to announce that it will field a car for Conor Daly in the 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.

Daly, of Noblesville, Ind., earned the 2008 Skip Barber National Championship

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Mother Nature didn’t necessarily cooperate for this weekends SBRS Western F2000 and MazdaSpeed Challenge Series, but considering the forecast from several days ago we were lucky……and we had fun.

This is a strange time for racing. It is the middle of the off-season and there

Thursday, December 11, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Fifty drivers representing seven countries and 19 States make up the final list of entrants for the 12th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, released today by Skip Barber LLC. The Shoot-out, December 27-29 at Sebring International Raceway, will award close to $130,000

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School LLC today announced its 2009 MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule, a 12-race championship that begins in early May. All races in the MAZDASPEED Challenge will be contested in newly-upgraded Skip Barber Mazda MX-5 Cup racecars.

“In addition to a better variety

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School LLC today announced its 2009 Formula 2000 Summer Series schedule, a 14-race championship that begins in early May. Driven by competitor response, this season the Midwestern and Eastern Race Series have been combined into the largest amateur race series

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The first Skip Barber High Performance Driving Schools to utilize the Exige S will be held at Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca and Sebring, beginning in December.

LOS ANGELES – The Skip Barber Racing School and Lotus Cars USA, Inc., today jointly announced that the Lotus Exige S

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reigning BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda champion Conor Daly started his preparations for the 2009 season when he completed 120 laps on the Sebring short course November 17 in an Andersen Racing Star Mazda. He was joined for the day by fellow Skip Barber

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber Racing School and the International Motorsports Academy (IMA) announced an agreement that will see IMA’s best kart racers win scholarships to the annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. IMA, based in Sarasota, Fla., offers a full-time kart racing school curriculum.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 The 2008-2009 F2000 and MX-5 Miata MAZDASPEED Challenge Southern Series were at Road Atlanta, for rounds three and four. There were only two full course yellows – both in the same race – and as usual, the track and the drivers lent themselves to some darn

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Three FWT karters win not only an SBRS Three Day School, but also entry into the annual Karting Shoot-out.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing announced an extension of its partnership with Formula Kart Productions, Inc., owner and promoter of the Formula Kart Racing Florida Winter

Thursday, November 06, 2008

More success for Skip Barber School and Series grads: Conor Daly on his way to winning the Walter Hayes Formula Ford Trophy at Silverstone. Photo by Jeff Bloxham

Conor Daly on the podium with the actual Walter Hayes Trophy. Dad Derek is proud, obviously…

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 The 2008-2009 F2000 and MX-5 Miata MAZDASPEED Challenge Western Series both got underway at Laguna Seca. There was some mighty fine racing – there were only three FCYs the whole weekend – and we saw Francisco Weiler and Max Riddle take first-time wins…

Francisco Weiler (l.)

Monday, November 03, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School LLC and KTM North America, Inc., today jointly announced the creation of a new instructional program that pairs the world’s premier racing and driving school with a leading worldwide manufacturer of power sports vehicles.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dennis Trebing (l.) and mateo Perez (r.), along with Robert LaRocca, all got their first series wins at CMP. Trebing won twice, in fact..

Recently reinvigorated Carolina Motorsports Park was the very hooked-up host of the start of the 2008-2009 F2000 Southern Series as well as the

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

2006 SBN champ Jonathan Goring (that’s his father Keith on the right) added another title to his ledger: 2008 IMSA Lites One.

Jonathan Goring, the 2006 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda champion, continued his victorious ways by clinching this year’s IMSA Lites One championship with a

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Josef Newgarden’s two years of ultra-competitive Skip Barber National experience — five wins and nine poles in 28 starts — prepared the 17-year-old to make Formula Ford history. Photo courtesy Team USA

BRANDS HATCH, England – Josef Newgarden made history by winning the famed Formula Ford

Friday, October 17, 2008 BRANDS HATCH, England – Expectations were high for Team USA Scholarship drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden as they went into today’s official qualifying sessions for the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. Each was in a different group and when their 15-minute sessions were checkered,

Monday, October 06, 2008

The 2008 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda champion: Conor Daly.

Photos from the finale weekend are here

One-page pdf of final points and race-by-race box scores are here

ALTON, Va. (Oct. 5) – Twelve races in the books, two to go. Four drivers within nine points of

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Photos from the weekend are here…

Final points are here (then click on ”RA MIdwestern/ MX5 Finale Race Weekend”)

The Midwestern Regional series wrapped its season at Road America, with 60+ drivers on hand. The two titles to be decided were the F2000 Regional, and Skip Barber

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. and LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden, currently first and second, respectively, in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, were awarded the prestigious Team USA Scholarships for the 2008 season.

Derek Daly’s teenage son Conor

Daly, 16, from Noblesville, Ind.,

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Taking it like a man, title runner-up Corey Lewis reaches into the cockpit to congratulate Court Vernon, the 2008 Skip Barber Eastern Region champion.

With the 2008 Skip Barber Race Series Eastern Region having run at VIR, Watkins Glen, Road America, Road Atlanta, Mont Tremblant and

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Skip Barber’s two Southern Regional Series — the MX-5 Miatas and the F2000 open-wheelers — open October 24-26 at Carolina Motorsports Park.

This is CMP. Further down in the story is a link to an on-board video.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The season openers for both 2008-2009 Southern

Friday, September 05, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The date and venue for the 12th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to race cars, is Saturday, December 27 through Monday, December 29, 2008, at Sebring International Raceway.

Any karter intending to

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

P47 Thunderbolt strafes the Lightning circuit

Brand-new New Jersey Motorsports Park has two tracks, Thunderbolt and Lightning, and Skip Barber Racing was on both of them. Thunderbolt was hosting the Grand-Am Rolex weekend, where the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda was one of the support series.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Here are the results and time sheets

Click here for the points standings

The photos are here

Rounds 9 and 10 of the inaugural Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The racing was close, exciting and clean (there was virtually no crash damage) and the

Friday, August 29, 2008

It took him 11 races — three of which he’s won — but Conor Daly finally earned his first pole position in the Skip Barber National, in qualifying for race one at NJMP’s Thunderbolt Raceway.

MILLVILLE, N.J. – With the entrance-end of the pitwall extended 240 feet

Thursday, August 28, 2008

In SBN’s only on-track session of the day, Conor Daly got in 16 laps on Thunderbolt; Daly’s seventh was his quickest.

Nick Tonkin was also fast, about a half-second behind Daly, putting him fourth-quick in the session. Tonkin got in 18 laps, his best being lap

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The race pressure will be high at Thunderbolt for the top four drivers in points. Clockwise from top-left: Josef Newgarden, 288 points; Felipe Polehtto, 286; Conor Daly, 282; and Fabio Orsolon, 279.

MILLVILLE, N.J. – With the weekend’s Thunderbolt races at NJMP on the horizon, rounds

Friday, August 22, 2008

New ‘Racer Rewards’ program applies to all F2000 Regional and the two MAZDASPEED Challenge championships. The openers for both are at a great track we’ve never been to before: Carolina Motorsports Park, just south of Charlotte.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Listening to what our racers have been telling

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 BEDFORD, Mass. – After several years of development and testing, and a period of invitation-only pre-launch activity, the rollout of the iRacing.com motorsports simulation and internet racing service will reach a critical milestone at noon EST (18:00 GMT) on August 26, when the service will open

Sunday, August 10, 2008 [Race photos below]

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was only a matter of time before the driver that had led the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda championship for most of the year, Felipe Polehtto, finally won a race. The 19-year-old Brazilian did just that on

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Josef Newgarden got just one good lap in — his last — during qualifying for Sunday’s race. That single lap got him the pole, his fifth consecutive (going back to Mosport’s race-two qualifying). This is Newgy at the apex of Turn Eight.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – BFGoodrich/Skip

Friday, August 08, 2008

Mazda organized a photo shoot at the end of the day Thursday to capture every driver in either a Mazda-sponsored series or driving a Mazda-powered race car this weekend at Road America. About 90 of the 103 drivers from Speed W.C., the Skip Barber National, Mazda

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Mt. Tremblant is one of the favorite stops on the Skip Barber Race Series summer tour. Great food and hotels, ligament-eating and road-rash-making concrete luge runs, and of course a superlative racing facility…

Photos from the weekend are here

Results, time sheets and qualifying are here. [Click the

Sunday, July 20, 2008 LEEDS, Ala. – At Barber Motorsports Park in rounds seven and eight of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden came home the victors, both of them coming off wins last month in rounds five and six at Mosport. Daly’s Saturday

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Skip Barber National paddock at Barber Motorsports ParkБ.зЮ
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – At Barber Motorsports Park, BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda points leader Felipe Polehtto qualified second for both races. The driver second in points – 2 points behind – qualified on pole for both races.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 It was a ”Lime Rock-style” race weekend at Road Atlanta – Thursday through Saturday – for the East, Midwest and MAZDASPEED Challenge competitors. As usual, Road Atlanta helped provide some top-notch racing…

Photos from the weekend are here

Results, time sheets and qualifying are here

Here’s the link

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – It was a very busy day at the ”new” Lime Rock Park on Friday, July 4 – the first time race cars got on-track to put laps on the all-new pavement and the two new optional corner complexes in The Uphill and West

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 The Midwest and East Regionals were at Road America, a very popular venue for Skip Barber racers. In fact, we had five race groups and, needless to say, lots of great racing…

Photos from the weekend are here

Results, time sheets and qualifying are here

Here’s the link

Monday, June 30, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Building on the roaring success of the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge races at Lime Rock Park over the Memorial Day weekend, Skip Barber Racing is raising the ante: We’ve arranged for another [non-points] MAZDASPEED Challenge race, but this time at Lime Rock’s biggest

Friday, June 27, 2008

This is the new entrance and ticket booth complex.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Phase 1 renovations, upgrades, changes and repaving of Lime Rock Park are nearly complete. The entire track has been paved, the all-new entrance is almost done, and the optional Uphill and West Bend configurations

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

Sunday, June 15, 2008 BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Canada (June 15) – News flash: Gabby Chaves didn’t win either of the two BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda races at Mosport International Raceway. The 14 year old Colombian had been three-for-three in his Skip Barber National starts – he had missed round

Friday, June 13, 2008

Gabby Chaves has not lost a race yet this year…

BOWMANVILLE, Canada – At Mosport, Gabby Chaves put himself in the best position possible to extend his winning streak by taking pole during qualifying for Saturday’s race one. Chaves has won three of this year’s first four

Monday, June 09, 2008 Rounds five and six of the inaugural season of the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, run in tandem with a Formula Skip Barber open-wheel Three Day Racing School. We had two race groups. The weather was fantastic, and the racing

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The very first people to drive on the completed first phase of the multi-million dollar upgrades to Lime Rock Park can be you, a Skip Barber customer! And how do you do that?

The multi-million dollar Lime Rock track improvements are not a

Thursday, May 29, 2008 Watkins Glen International is one of America’s best known and well-loved tracks, what with its F1 history, the NASCAR races and a sports car heritage that’s the envy of circuits the world over. The Eastern/Midwestern combo race weekend was unofficially dedicated to Cameron Argetsinger, the track

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Yes, it was a non-championship event, but the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Classic at Lime Rock Park was an exciting display of excellent racing in front of a big crowd during the traditional Memorial Day Grand-Am GT Sports Car Classic…

Practice, qualifying

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Five of the top 10 drivers across the finish line in last week’s Indy 500 were Skip Barber-trained. Marco Andretti was the highest finisher, coming home third, with the next three drivers also SBRS alumnus: Helio Castroneves, Ed Carpenter and Ryan Hunter-Reay. (RH-R

Saturday, May 24, 2008

LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – A.J. Riley was quickest in the separate qualifying sessions for the two Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Memorial Day Invitational races at Lime Rock Park – but he’ll start from pole in only one of them. In Q1, Riley, in a backup

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 The field is set for the 92nd 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, 13 of those drivers will be Skip Barber alumni (that’s 39.3% of the field).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The big Skip Barber ”MAZDASPEED Octoberfest” will be at Carolina Motorsports Park this fall.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The popularity of this year’s inaugural Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge series tells us you want more, so we’ve added a stand-alone event at a really terrific southern venue: Carolina Motorsports

Lexus IS F caught in a rare pose — stock still.

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing’s High Performance Driving School, launched to wide acclaim, is a unique program that combines the skills taught in the Racing School and the Driving School with seat time in a collection of high

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Question: What do formula race cars and offshore powerboats have in common, besides impressive power-to-weight ratios? The answer: Much more than you think…

A few weeks ago, offshore powerboat world champions Marc Granet and Scott Begovich attended the three-day Skip Barber Formula and MAZDASPEED Racing schools,

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 As we all know, VIR is a great track to race on. The 2008 Skip Barber East and Midwest Combo opener was here, where 70+ drivers gathered. The weekend also saw rounds three and four of the 2008 MX-5 MAZDASPEED Challenge series…

Photos from the weekend are

Saturday, April 26, 2008

There was very little breathing room, from green to checker, in both Skip Barber National races at VIR. This is race one: Josef Newgarden (86), Felipe Polehtto (47), Fabio Orsolon (63) and Stevan McAleer (57) are heading into One on lap four. At this point,

Friday, April 25, 2008 Friday, April 25, starting grid for Friday race one following Q1
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Virginia International Raceway

1. Fabio Orsolon, 2:07.169
2. Josef Newgarden, 2:07.267
3. Felipe Polehtto, 2:07.418
4. Conner De Phillippi, 2:07.429
5. Stevan McAleer, 2:07.486
6. Marcio Pasaneli, 2:07.927
7.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 ALTON, Va. – Rounds three and four of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda is this weekend at Virginia International Raceway, as part of the Grand-Am Bosch Engineering 250 show. For the Skip Barber National competitors, today at VIR was a combined test day (the

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Photo by Allan Rosenberg

Photo by Allan Rosenberg

The 2007-2008 Skip Barber Western Series finale was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and wow, what a great weekend. Not only was the banquet a huge hoot, but we saw the first points-scoring MAZDASPEED Challenge races… Conner De Phillippi

Thursday, April 03, 2008 In yet another sad, desperate bid for attention, Race Control stalwart Nick Nicholson has, very likely, ‘‘jumped the shark,’’ as they say in TV Land. Egged on by an outlandish bidder during the Auction to Benefit the Mechanics’ Fund at the Skip Barber Southern Series season-ending

Thursday, April 03, 2008 This just in… Nick Nicholson has jumped the shark… read all about it here…

The 2007-2008 Skip Barber Southern Series finale was on the Sebring “test circuit,” where we saw four first-time winners, the last of the non-points MX-5 Mazdaspeed Challenge races and the crowning of three

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

MONTEREY, Calif. – The first-ever races of the inaugural Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge championship are this weekend, April 4-6, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This new series, announced late last year, is conducted in the same manner as the long-running (since 1976) open-wheel Skip Barber Race

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The two most recent BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda champions – 2006’s Jonathan Goring and 2007’s Joel Miller – scorched their respective fields, both of them winning in their debuts in their respective 2008 campaigns.

Joel Miller interviewed by karting and formula

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Amid the excitement of the 56th running of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring and the 10th season opener of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, the Skip Barber Racing School announced final details on its all-new closed-wheel race series: The Skip

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Race one, the start: The 2008 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda gets underway.

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15) – Fourteen year old Gabby Chaves beat Hayden Duerson and Revere Greist in the season opener of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda and in the weekend’s second

Friday, March 14, 2008 Friday March 14
Qualifying order for race two
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Sebring International Raceway, 3.7-miles

SEBRING, Fla. (March 14) – In the manner that Felipe Polehtto blitzed the field in qualifying for race one, so did Fabio Orsolon for race two. Orsolon put

Thursday, March 13, 2008 Part 3 of our Technical Analysis is more than just a discussion of the upcoming MX-5 Race Series, as we unveil a new name for Skip Barber’s Mazda MX-5 Miata-based racing programs. MX-5 Racing Schools will be called Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Racing Schools while the Skip

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Felipe Polehtto on his last lap, when he put up a blistering 2:22.995 to take pole by nearly 1 second.

SEBRING, Fla. (March 13) – At Sebring International, unheralded Felipe Polehtto of Brazil took pole position for the opening round of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Wednesday, March 12 Practice Times
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Sebring International Raceway

Wednesday Practice
Heavy overnight rain, track damp and slippery

Qualifying for Race One is Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m.

1. A.J. Riley, 2:26.338
2. Conor Daly, 2:26.346
3. Revere Greist, 2:26.563
4. Fabio Orsolon,

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Session 1 & Session 2 Practice Times
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
Sebring International Raceway, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, Practice 1

1. Conor Daly, 2:22.947
2. Revere Greist, 2:23.094
3. Hayden Duerson, 2:23.439
4. Ryan Booth, 2: 23.849
5. Michael DeNino, 2:24.036
6. Gabby Chaves,

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Mar 10, 2008
Jimal here! I’m Roso’s stunt double while he’s down in Sebring for the opening rounds of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. Our second of two consecutive joint Southern and Western Race Weekends wrapped up this past weekend in America’s family fun park,

Monday, March 10, 2008 SEBRING, Fla. – The 2008 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda announced its 2008 prize fund, its largest ever. The season champion will be awarded a paid 2009 season in the IMSA-sanctioned Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, valued by MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development at approximately $350,000.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fun, fast and easy to drive in competition, the Skip Barber Mazda MX-5 Miatas are ready for you. Photo by Sidell Tilghman

With so much experience and expertise running equal-car racing championships – more than 30 years – and thanks to the recent partnership with Mazda, it

Thursday, February 21, 2008 In Part One of the three-part story on Skip Barber Racing’s two new programs involving the Mazda MX-5 Miata – Racing School and Challenge – we covered the design-and-build of the cars themselves. This is Part Two, a look at the Three Day Racing School using

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beau DeBard leveraged his Skip Barber exploits into a climb up the NASCAR ladder.

Former Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out winner and Skip Barber National driver Beau DeBard has teamed with Bill McAnally Racing (BMR), a team known for developing drivers for one of the top NASCAR

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jonathan Goring, 2006 SBN champion, preps for one of his runs during the IMSA/ALMS test days at Sebring.

Jonathan Goring, the 2006 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda champion, impressed mightily during a two-day IMSA Lites test at Sebring International Raceway earlier this month. Goring was quickest

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 This was the first of two consecutive Southern/Western Race Series combo events – the next one is at Las Vegas March 7-9 – and it was on the 12-Hour course at Sebring. The weekend was rounds seven and eight for both championships, with more than 40

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Green flag!

Qualifying and race results here

Complete SBRS MX-5 Cup Race Series schedule is here

Note: We are solving a technical issue that is preventing us from linking to the rest of the Road Atlanta photos. Try back tonight or tomorrow!

We were at Skip Barber’s newest base

Monday, February 04, 2008 In Part One of this three part Technical Analysis of Skip Barber’s new MAZDASPEED Racing School and MAZDASPEED Challenge race series, Art Michalik, Vice President & General Manager, Western Region, discusses the conversion of regular production Mazda MX-5 roadsters into purpose built MX-5 Cup cars. Part

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Rounds five and six of the 2007-2008 Southern Series were at Homestead-Miami Speedway and its terrific ‘‘Grand-Am’’ road course layout. There were two Sportsman groups, one Championship group, and another Skip Barber MX-5 Cup group. We had three first-time winners – Michael O’Rourke in the Skip

Monday, January 28, 2008

The winning car of Montoya, Rojas et al. at the Rolex 24. Note the Skip Barber decal in front of the left-rear tire; all DP and GT Rolex cars now carry the sticker as part of the Grand-Am/Skip Barber National sanction deal (Click here…)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Monday, January 28, 2008 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Skip Barber Racing and the Grand American Road Racing Association (Grand-Am) today announced a comprehensive agreement that not only provides sanction of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, but makes the Skip Barber organization the Official Racing & Driving School of

Friday, January 25, 2008

Oz Negri and Mark Patterson (l.) took pole for the Rolex 24, while A.J. Allmendinger, Burt Frisselle, Ian James and John Pew will start alongside.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In qualifying for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, every team that qualified in the top 10 has at

Thursday, January 24, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Jan. 24) – The final list of entrants for the 11th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out has been released. The Shoot-out, February 1-3 at Sebring International Raceway, will award close to $130,000 in scholarships – paid seat time in the various Skip Barber

Thursday, January 24, 2008 Lee la historia de uno de los editores de www.terra.com/autos, quien participу en la Escuela Skip Barber Justo despuйs del dнa de Acciуn de Gracias, Jaime Gabaldoni, Internet Producer para el Canal de Autos de Terra.com se inscribiу en la Escuela de Competiciуn de Tres dнas

Monday, January 21, 2008

In his Skip Barber National championship year of 2003, Matos (left) won three of 13 races, finished second three times and beat current Ganassi driver Salvador Duran (above right, Duran on left, Matos on right) 178 points to 157..

Unable to secure a good deal in Champ

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Rounds five and six of the 2007-2008 Western Series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. There were two Sportsman groups, one Championship group, and another Skip Barber MX-5 Cup group. The weather was great, as was the racing. Below is an overview of the weekend…

Results, time

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda opens with its traditional date, the 12 Hours of Sebring. Photo by Sidell Tilghman

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda has released its 2008 schedule, a 14-race championship that opens mid-March. All seven Skip Barber National

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,

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 For those enthusiasts who have dreamed of learning to drive high performance cars at the limits, we recently announced the creation of two new programs aimed specifically at premium driving enthusiasts. Geared toward turning high performance car enthusiasts into high performance car drivers, the High Performance

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The third and fourth races of the 2005-2006 Western Series (and round two of the Triple Crown championship) were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was one of the larger Western events in recent memory, with 50+ entries. There were two Sportsman groups and two Championship

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The Third Annual Skip Barber Regional Run-off Championship is coming up soon! It is set for January 6-8, 2006 at Homestead Miami Speedway, as part of rounds five & six of the Southern Championship (and round two of the Southern Triple Crown). This year, almost $50,000

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Moroso has always been one of the hallmarks of the Southern Series. The people that run the track are great and the place gets better every time we visit. Moroso is not a high-grip track, so car control skills are paramount.

This was rounds three and

Western Blip 2

12/06/2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Western Blip 2

One down, five to go. And a great one it was. Forty drivers descended on Laguna Seca for the opening event of the Western Regional Championship. They were met by great weather and a newly remodeled track.

First the track. Those who have

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Skip Barber Racing’s guru of scheduling, Ashley Launey, working hand-in-hand with Race Series Managing Director Todd Snyder, came up with awesome schedules for the 2006 Midwest and Eastern Race Series.

This past year’s success of scheduling combined Race Weekends – drivers told us they were having

The Daytona Opener

11/09/2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 The Southern Series opened with a bang at Daytona, where we had great weather, more than 40 drivers, and to top it off, the 24-hour course had been recently paved, so we saw better, more consistent grip (and Craig Duerson took advantage of it to set

Thursday, November 03, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Monterey County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved an agreement that gives the Skip Barber Racing School a decade-long concession to operate at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the renowned race track within the Laguna Seca Regional Park. The Sports Car Racing

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Even the racing biz is not immune to the whims of goblins, ghosts and monsters, as seen in this startling series of photographs taken Halloween Day at Lime Rock Park. Regular lapper Ichabod Crane thought he was safe, just taking in his weekly ration of seat

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 The first two rounds of the 12-race Western Race Series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a great facility that always produces good competition and lots of fun. We saw first-time winners (and one of those wins was history making), a new track record (1:41.927) being

Friday, October 21, 2005 This weekend was the season finale for the Skip Barber Eastern Regional race series. It was an important weekend for me as I went into the weekend in 2nd place in the overall championship. I had also clinched the Master’s championship (for old timers, 40 and

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 The Eastern Series and Masters National finale was at Lime Lake — er, I mean, Lime Rock — Park, and despite the perfect (for Noah) conditions, we had excellent racing and everybody had a great time. Guess who won their first races? Read on! Plus, a

Monday, October 17, 2005 Wednesday (Lapping day) leading in to the race weekend had picture perfect fall weather, the leaves were falling, the track was wet, and the wind was blowing. Thursday (official practice day) was much better. The leaves were almost done falling, the track was wetter, and the

Sunday, October 16, 2005 Six months and another season has passed and it’s time for another open letter…

Aaron:

I can think of only one word to describe the Skip Barber season that concluded yesterday.

Flawless.

We were treated to the usual great Skip Barber experience—the outstanding coaches; the

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing, the organizers of the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to racecars — the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out — announced their ”Sweet 16” picks today. This elite group of karters will join 44 other karters to

SBRS, FKP Hook Up

10/11/2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing has increased the sponsorship level of its awards partnership with Formula Kart Productions of Panama City, Fla., for the 2006 Formula Kart Racing Florida Winter Tour Presented by BTK / Arrow Racing Karts. For 2006, SBRS will award a Three

Thursday, October 06, 2005 The Skip Barber Triple Crown Championship was new for ’05, and the Regional finale at Road America was the third leg for the Midwest. Road America in July and Mid-Ohio in September were the first two. Each division — Championship, Sportsman and Masters — had its

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 At the Road America Midwest finale, titles had to be decided, Don Adams and Bob Denver had to be honored, and the stores of Jagermeister had to be depleted in storied fashion. When it was over, Timing & Scoring queen Kelly Deneen said it was one

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 The Memorial race story will be included with the Road America Midwest Finale write-up, but in the meantime, here are the results following our consultation with IBM, Accenture and Kelly’s new iPod…

Hill & Pace win the Adams & Denver memorial…

The Get Smarter Gilligan Enduro

Thursday, September 29, 2005 Midwest Finale
Coming into the finale weekend at Road America Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, title-wise nothing is set in stone and anything can happen. The Greist father/son duo is trying to capture the 2005 Championship Group and Masters titles; if they do it, that would

Friday, September 16, 2005 The following are excerpts from a Company press release. Our thanks to the many Series racers and employees that made this possible.

Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the world leader in automotive education and training, will donate over $9,000 to the American Red Cross as

Thursday, September 15, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Following the Red Bull Driver Search run-off at Sebring September 14, the two drivers that Red Bull will to fly to Estoril, Portugal, next month for the “final test” at Autodromo Fernanda Pires da Silva are Casey Neal and Ryan Phinney. Both drivers

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 LEXINGTON, Ohio – In 2004, Gerardo Bonilla won four races in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, but finished second to champion Marco Andretti, who won once. This year, Bonilla again won four times, but this time he’s the champion. And a $100,000 richer.

Pass for Cash

09/06/2005

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 LEXINGTON, Ohio – Gerardo Bonilla didn’t need the last two races of the year to clinch the title. All he needed was today’s. Taking advantage of a slight Matt Varsha bobble out of the Keyhole corner at Mid-Ohio, Bonilla passed the polesitter and race leader on

Monday, September 05, 2005 The second to the last Masters National weekend was at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and we saw absolutely picture-perfect weather. Sunny with out hardly a cloud in the sky. Low humidity. Temperatures that ranged from 65 in the a.m. to the low 80s in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – So here it is. The Skip Barber National’s final two races of the year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, early next week. It’s been an extremely close-fought battle already, between Gerardo Bonilla, Jordy Vorrath and Cole Nelson. Bonilla leads by 13 over Vorrath,

Saturday, August 20, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Over the past six Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER races, Gerardo Bonilla’s points lead has shrunk from 31 down to 13. He finished sixth and fourth in the two races this weekend (rounds 11 and 12) at Road America. At

Friday, August 19, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Andy Rossetto did it again. Decisively proving his speed here at Road America is real, Rossetto took pole for Saturday’s second of two races. Yesterday, the Grafton, Wis., native had taken the pole for this afternoon’s race.

In the Skip Barber National’s

Thursday, August 18, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – With the ALMS and Road America having been generous with Thursday’s test-day track time, the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER had four sessions; three practice, plus qualifying for race one tomorrow afternoon. In the morning’s first practice, championship leader Gerardo

Thursday, August 04, 2005 Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant never disappoints: The weather, apart from a brief sprinkle on Friday, was spectacular. The track is fast, safe and fun and the racing was close and furious. It was the second “giant” weekend in a row, as this was a combo of Eastern

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 Race One:
From the pole (his “usual” starting position), Chris Willcox led the field to the green. From fourth on the grid, Jimmy Locke got a good start and was third as they crossed the start line and by the time he exited Turns One and

Sunday, July 24, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. – Finally getting his day in the sun, Matt Varsha broke through for his first win in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, taking round nine in flag-to-flag fashion on Saturday at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. On Sunday, Jordy Vorrath notched his

Saturday, July 23, 2005 Round nine results below; full story Sunday

July 23, 2005, Round 9 of 14, Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER
Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, 14-turn, 2.65-mile road course
Start position in parentheses

1. (1) Matt Varsha, Atlanta, Ga., 14 laps, 78.643 average mph
2. (2) Jordy

Saturday, July 23, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 23) – Remember what we said about Mont-Tremblant not being a drafting track in the same fashion as Road America? Let’s clarify it a bit… If you time a draft perfectly — planned or by accident — it can knock 10ths off

Saturday, July 23, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 23) – In official SBNC practice, Matt Varsha and Jordy Vorrath were the only two drivers in the :48s — Varsha with a 1:48.318, Vorrath with a :48.571. Points leader Gerardo Bonilla in third through Andy Rossetto in eighth were all in

Friday, July 22, 2005 MONT-TREMBLANT, Que., Can. (July 22) – Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER points leader Gerardo Bonilla was quickest in both practice sessions today for this weekend’s races at 2.65-mile Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. “It’s always about putting the little things together,” Bonilla said. “Where you look,

Lime Rock Park

07/20/2005

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Oh, Lordy, Lime Rock was hot — as was the racing. A.J. Riley and Adrian Dixon recorded their first wins while Marketing Manager and company scribe Rick Roso worked as a mechanic for three days (and will no doubt be writing a story about these heroes

Friday, July 08, 2005 The gist of the giant Road America Race Weekend was Jagermeister and dryer riding… No, wait, that’s another story… The real essence of the weekend was Quentin Wahl. Well, at least as far as the Masters National Guys (and gal) were concerned…

Wahl had been absent from

Road America!

07/07/2005

Thursday, July 07, 2005

With one of the largest sold-out Race Series fields in recent memory — 92 seats were accounted for — it was a giant, fun weekend at Road America: Revere Greist set the best lap of the weekend (2:34.163). Quentin Wahl repeated his double Masters win

Sunday, July 03, 2005 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was a topsy-turvy race weekend at Road America for rounds seven and eight of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. Being a drafting track, keeping yourself in the lead pack gives you as good a chance as any to

Saturday, July 02, 2005 Race 2 Qualifying,
Road America, SBNC, July 2, 2005

Saturday Qualifying session:
1. Jordy Vorrath, 2:32.947 / 94.150 mph
2. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.001 / 94.117
3. Cole Nelson, 2:33.373
4. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.387
5. Matt Davis, 2:33.415
6. Garrett Zine, 2:33.807
7. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:34.347
8. Matt

Saturday, July 02, 2005 Race 2 Qualifying,
Road America, SB Masters National, July 2, 2005

Saturday Q2 session:
1. Quentin Wahl, 2:34.658 / 93.109 mph
2. Dick Lippert, 2:34.880
3. John Mayes, 2:34.989
4. Peter Tucker, 2:35.235
5. Jeff Kaiser, 2:35.446
6. Chris Willcox, 2:35.538
7. John Greist, 2:35.721
8. Dario

Friday, July 01, 2005 Race 1 Qualifying,
Road America, SBNC, July 1, 2005

Friday Qualifying session, for Saturday Race 1:
1. Alan Sciuto, 2:33.599 / 93.751 mph
2. Cole Nelson, 2:33.696 / 93.691
3. Jordy Vorrath, 2:33.752
4. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.777
5. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.814
6. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:33.932
7. Matt

Friday, July 01, 2005 Race 1 Qualifying,
Road America, SB Masters National, July 1, 2005

Friday session:
1. Quentin Wahl, 2:35.515 / 92.596 mph
2. Chris Willcox, 2:35.765
3. Dick Lippert, 2:35.821
4. John Mayes, 2:36.502
5. Jeff Kaiser, 2:36.790
6. Peter Tucker, 2:36.881
7. John Greist, 2:36.918
8. Mike Edwards,

Friday, July 01, 2005 Friday Practice times,
Road America, SBNC, July 1, 2005

Friday session:
1. Jordy Vorrath, 2:32.924 / 94.164 mph
2. Matt Varsha, 2:33.006 / 94.114
3. Andy Rossetto, 2:33.646
4. Jonathan Goring, 2:33.706
5. Gerardo Bonilla, 2:33.930
6. Richard Heistand, 2:34.889
7. Alan Sciuto, 2:34.912
8. Cole Nelson,

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 The all singing-all dancing event at Road America is this weekend!

What are we talking about? It’s a Midwestern and Eastern and National and Masters National Championship Race Weekend. And it’s the first leg of the Midwest Triple Crown Championships!

We could accommodate 85 racers —

Saturday, June 11, 2005 WATKINS GLEN – Watkins Glen International needed another series for their Rolex Sports Car race weekend lineup. Who they gonna call? How about the best open-wheel amateur series in America? That’s right, the Skip Barber Race Series.

Thus begat the Skip Barber Racing “Watkins Glen Invitational,” an

Saturday, June 11, 2005 Starting Grid After Qualifying for Race Two, Saturday,
Watkins Glen, SBRS Invitational

R2 Qualifying:
1. Sy Aryeh, 2:10.730 / 92.093 mph
2. John Mayes, 2:11.241 / 93.264
3. Michael Gomez, 2:11.673
4. Ivo Guerguev, 2:11.867
5. Peter Ludwig, 2:11.907
6. Keith Lorentzen, 2:12.219
7. Charles Anti, 2:12.293

Friday, June 10, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sy Aryeh took a come-from-behind win in the first of the weekend’s two Watkins Glen Invitational races. Charles Anti was second and Dick Lippert third. Full report tomorrow (Saturday).

Special Note! Roberto Moreno was a last-second add to the field. Find out

Friday, June 10, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sy Aryeh pipped Peter Ludwig for pole for this afternoon’s first of two Skip Barber Racing’s Watkins Glen Invitational races. Dick Lippert, Ivo Guerguev, Charles Anti and Murray Marden round out the first three rows.

It was a 20-minute session, so if

Friday, June 10, 2005

Aryeh (68) and Ludwig (94) were again at the top of the time sheets. Qualifying for race one is 11:30 a.m.

Final Practice Times, Friday,
Watkins Glen, SBRS Invitational

Session 1:
1. Peter Ludwig, 2:12.572 / 92.327 mph
2. Sy Aryeh, 2:12.782 / 92.181
3. Ivo Guerguev,

Thursday, June 09, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – On the last lap of this morning’s first practice session — when the track and ambient temps were at their coolest — Sy Aryeh put up what would be the fastest lap of the day, a 2:12.016. He backed it up with

Monday, June 06, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – More than 20 top drivers from the Skip Barber Race Series — plus last year’s Daytona Rolex 24 Hour race winner — are entered in two special “Skip Barber Invitational” races at Watkins Glen International this weekend (June 10-12) supporting the Rolex Sports

Thursday, June 02, 2005 Well, gang, this is my little story and I wanted to share it with my brothers and sisters of the church of racing.

This past Sunday I worshiped in the house of the Glen. And my, what a beautiful place it is. Cold, but beautiful all

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 The thunder rolled across the track once a day usually in time to soak groups four and five but occasionally the sun shone and Chris Weldon, Jared Fisher, Randy Youngsma and Ari Gatoff had their first wins in an action packed Watkins Glen.

Midwest Sportsman Race 1

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 This past weekend’s full slate of top level racing, including the Indy 500, saw an equally full plate of success for Skip Barber-trained drivers. Following are some SBRS “highlights” from the weekend’s races…

Indy 500
Former Barber Saab Pro Series champion Bryan Herta took third and 2002

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Willcox, Willcox, Willcox. That is how every practice, qualifying, and race sheet started and finished for rounds 7 & 8 of the Skip Barber Masters National at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Second through fifth saw the same key players, but in different order. After 1st round

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Okay, the first part of the headline was not true. But the second part was…

On Tuesday, May 24, as part of the preliminary activities to the Ladies Professional Golf Association Corning Classic (Corning Country Club, 6,062 yards, par 72, Corning, N.Y.),

Saturday, May 14, 2005 After the day’s final Regional and National Skip Barber races, a special race was run. The Michael Johnson Celebration of Life Memorial.

Michael, this one was just for you, okay?

Love,
Everyone…

A final note… Series driver Doug Harrison, a very talented videographer, created a wonderful

Friday, May 13, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – After taking his maiden SBNC win Friday morning, in the afternoon Jordy Vorrath headed out on Lime Rock’s one-and-a-half miles to qualify for Saturday’s race. Clearly in the zone, Vorrath stayed hot and put in a lap of :57.193, setting a

Friday, May 13, 2005 Full race story Saturday, following race two.

Vorrath leaves pitlane on his Victory Lap, after winning an exciting battle Friday morning at Lime Rock Park

Rick Roso

Thursday, May 12, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Unleashing some of the promise we saw over the winter, when Matt Varsha handily won the Skip Barber Southern Series title, today he stuck his R/T 2000 on the pole for round five at Lime Rock Park of the much tougher

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Let’s call it the next Next Step.

We’ve re-done the DVD that describes the racing options with Skip Barber following the completion of the Three-Day Racing School. Now a bit more than 5 minutes in length (as opposed to 12 min. for the first iteration), the

Thursday, May 05, 2005 Jordy Vorrath is the 2005 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out “grand prize” winner (he earned a full-paid season in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER). He “donated” this article following rounds three and four of the SBNC at VIR…

2005 Karting Scholarship winner

Monday, May 02, 2005 News Item 1 – Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11
News Item 2 – Details of the 2005 East & Midwest Triple Crown

Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11

For the first

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Freezing wind, heavy rain showers and variable track conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Eastern and Midwestern Regional opening race weekend at the hospitable Virginia International Raceway track.

Rookie drivers took home the wins, Igor Sushko 3 wins in Sportsman, Pablo Sanchez 3 wins

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

He started out as a Skippy mechanic. No shock, he was great at it. Moved into the Lakeville office to become a school and series advisor; very quickly he became one of the best we had seen. His sincere, intelligent mien, his depth of knowledge,

Sunday, April 24, 2005 ALTON, Va. – In the weekend’s first Skip Barber National race, points leader Gerardo Bonilla starts the furthest back he has in a long, long time — seventh — and wins the race. For the second race, Bonilla starts on pole. And doesn’t win. And that

Saturday, April 23, 2005 ASTON, Va. – When they opened pit lane to begin the qualifying session for the weekend’s second race of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, the rain was coming down. By the time the first R/T 2000 got back onto VIR’s front straight, the

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Last lap, four corners to go, Lorenzo Mandarino inches in front of Gerardo Bonilla. Bonilla got a run out of the last corner and it was a photo finish over the line — Bonilla by 0.007 of a second…

At halfway, Cole Nelson (77)

Friday, April 22, 2005 ASTON, Va. – Pablo Sanchez Lopez, at age 15, is the youngest driver ever to take a pole position in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The young Mexican driver, part of the Escuderia Telmex program, put up a blistering 2:09.072 / 91.205 mph

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 The upcoming Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, the ninth annual, will be held at Sebring International Raceway in January of 2006. To give every interested karter the best chance of getting in, we have made the Application available right now, on-line, as a PDF.

More detail

Monday, April 18, 2005 Here are the details of the Skip Barber Midwestern & Eastern Race Series Triple Crown championship-within-a-championship. We think it’s pretty cool — and the prize is, too.

There are actually six Triple Crown honors up for grabs: three each in the Eastern and Midwest Series. Each

Thursday, April 14, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, announced April 13 the appointment of George Ayres as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ayres comes to Skip Barber from Ford Motor Company where he most recently led Sales and Marketing for the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT).

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Congratulations to Tim Traver, the 2004-2005 Western Series Champion! Our Sportsman titlist was Sprague Theobald, while Jeff Kaiser was a deserved double-dipper: Masters Champion and Rookie of the Year, edging out Tom Roberts and Duncan Ende. And the irrepressible Dom Bastien was this season’s Grand Masters

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Three words: This is a tremendously well produced, fun, extremely evocative synopsis.

Ok, I’m busted, that’s more than three words. Regardless, block out 18 minutes of your busy life and watch it.

We’ll even short cut things for you: Click here, then look for the

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 In a great weekend of Regional racing on Daytona International’s famed high banks and road course, Murray Marden scooped the Sportsman title to join overall titlist Matt Varsha as 2004-2005 Southern Series champions. Kevin Scott took his first win after 12 years of SBRS racing, while

Sunday, April 03, 2005 The Masters National drivers had a great weekend, and thanks to the exciting high banks of Daytona International Speedway, we saw tons of draft-passing at its best. Congrats to Chris Willcox on his back-to-back victories — Chris clearly had the field covered in the infield and

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Abhi (“Abby”) Ghatak, Senior V.P. of Operations for Skip Barber Racing, wanted to let the entire Skip Barber Racing family know that a lot of hard work is done during the winter, even above and beyond the running of our Western and Southern Series.

Our terrific

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 As the Southern Series sets up camp at Daytona all this week for the Southern Series finale, yes, the Championship Class title is a done deal — again, congrats to Matt Varsha — but the battle for P2 should be hot and heavy. Especially on the

Monday, March 28, 2005 Drifting Emergency! is the title of a story thread that’s been airing on Sports Car Revolution, a very popular show on SPEED TV.

DE! is fun and interesting, done in a ”bad Japanese movie” style.

Here’s the best part: Skip Barber Racing has a significant role

Friday, March 18, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – Polesitter Gerardo Bonilla let Matt Varsha and Cole Nelson duke it out behind him as he took care of business up front to win his second race of the week in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The hairiest moment for

Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It what was the shortest Skip Barber National race in its six-year history, Gerardo Bonilla overcame very wet, slippery conditions at Sebring International Raceway to win round one of the 14-race championship. A first-lap red flag halted the proceedings (two different incidences), and

Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It’s no shock that Sebring wizard Gerado Bonilla took pole position in wet conditions (2:46.292) this morning. Equally unsurprising is to find Matt Varsha third-quick (2:50.200). But Skip Barber National rookie Casey Neal’s best lap has him second on the grid for this

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. (March 16) – Gerardo Bonilla, the 2004 runner-up, put up the fastest time in today’s practice session for the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, followed by Garrett Zine and Lorenzo Mandarino. Twenty-five drivers put in a time, with qualifying for the first

Monday, March 14, 2005 It was a foggy day at Laguna Seca but the sun was shining for Tim Traver who locked up the Western Championship almost six years to the day after completing his Three-Day School. Tim, who had been a contender for the Championship many times in the

Monday, March 14, 2005 Round Three & Four of the Skip Barber Master’s National was held at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. In three short days these guys experienced a season’s worth of weather conditions, track conditions — and of course, racing.

Friday’s practice sessions were held under beautiful clear

Thursday, March 10, 2005 In the great Peach State of Georgia is Roebling Road, where we went for rounds 11 & 12 of the Southern Series. As born-and-bred Southerner “TearLee” puts it, “Roebling has to be one of the all-time favorite locations to hold a Skippy weekend. The track produces

Monday, March 07, 2005 I would like to answer a couple of questions from the question box at Sebring. In the future I will post more questions and answers, as we get them. Please remember that you can also direct any Race Series questions to [email protected]

Question 1: “Why not

Thursday, February 24, 2005 The combined Southern/Western Race Series weekend on Sebring’s 12-Hour full course was fantastic. Perfect weather, great racing and a big field (70+ drivers) — and the mechanics and crew did a stellar job of keeping things running smoothly.

Read all about it!

Lots of drivers, lots

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Sebring International Raceway was the setting for the 2005 opener of the Skip Barber Master’s National Championship. The over-40-but-fast crowd got down and dirty and then some under clear blue skies and the perfect temperatures of wintertime Florida.

Special note: The crew and mechanics did an especially

Monday, February 21, 2005 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ask Barry Waddell, lead instructor at the Road America SBRS three-day in 1990 that 19-year-old Jeff Gordon enrolled in, if he saw the huge talent that was ready to blossom. Well, in that school’s “dirt,” Waddell wrote: ”Get this guy into our

Friday, February 18, 2005 Of the 43 starters for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 Presented by Skip Barber Racing, 13 (30%) are Skippy grads.

I’ve taken the liberty of “asterisk-ing” those guys…

Enjoy the race!

Daytona 500 starting lineup:

1) Dale Jarrett, No. 88 UPS Ford, 47.793sec/188.312mph
2) * Jimmie Johnson, No.

Monday, February 14, 2005 … F1 someday?

The February 10 issue of Autosport features a story (screenshot below) on John Edwards, a standard bearer for the proven system that all of us — especially you, the racer — are proud to be part of.

Below the screenshot is the text

Friday, February 11, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing will again award the champion of its Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER a cash prize of $100,000, a dollar amount designed to significantly assist the driver on his/her next career step, as 2004 Skip Barber National champion Marco

Fast Masters

02/08/2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005 Over the 30 years that we’ve held our racing series, we learned that there are lots of very good race car drivers who do not have hard-core professional aspirations — in other words, they’re not trying to get themselves into an IRL, Champ Car or F1

Tuesday, February 08, 2005 We’re ready to accept pre-pays for the upcoming Eastern, Midwestern, National and Masters National championships. In return, you’ll get a hefty — as much as a 15 percent — discount.

The details are below. The discounts apply to all Practice and Race Weekend track sessions (Friday/Saturday/Sunday).

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. – NASCAR Busch Series driver Ashton Lewis, Jr., drove his #25 Marines Ford Taurus to a fifth- and a third-place finish in the Skip Barber Southern Race Series event at Road Atlanta January 14-16. Okay, it wasn’t his Busch car, it was a Formula

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 The combined Southern & Western Race Series weekend at Road Atlanta enjoyed Chamber of Commerce weather, a good mix of drivers, a special appearance by a NASCAR driver, a first-time winner, and the debut of the BFGoodrich g-Sport tire. Here’s what happened…

Western Series driver Jeff

Road Atlanta Sunday

01/16/2005

Sunday, January 16, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. (Jan. 16) – Lucas McConnell decisively made up for the small miscue that cost him a big win on Saturday by taking the honors Sunday at Road Atlanta. Tim Traver finished second and Ashton Lewis, Jr., third. In the other groups, Matt Varsha came

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Matt Varsha, getting some feedback from Race Series Director Todd Snyder, a few hours later started last in G1R1 but came up through the field to win decisively. Chris Hill and David Libby snagged P2 and P3, respectively.

Michael Gomez posted a fine victory in the

Saturday, January 15, 2005 Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the morning, but by the time the R/T 2000s head out of pitlane for the morning’s first session there’s sun and fun at Road Atlanta, one of the best ”driver’s” tracks in the country.

Friday practice was good as the

Sunday, January 09, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 9) – Scholarships totaling almost $100,000 were awarded to five young karters at the ninth annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out following three days of on-track assessment at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The biggest winner was Jordy Vorrath of White Rock, B.C., Canada:

Karting Shoot-out

01/08/2005

Saturday, January 08, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 8) – Beginning to assert the speed and consistency of the kind that will impress the judges were Jordy Vorrath, Chris Carmody, Seth Ingham, Cole Nelson and about a dozen others as day two of the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out wrapped. Today,

Friday, January 07, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 7) – The 46 karters vying for valuable seats in the 2005 Skip Barber Regional Race Series and the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER were met with variable wet to very wet conditions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the first

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Jan. 4) – The Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER announced its 2005 schedule today. Two of its seven race-weekends will support premier ALMS events: the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in mid-March, and the Road America 500 in late August.

National

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for rounds five and six of the Western Series, where the R/T 2000s work really well so we almost always end up with really good racing, we had 30+ drivers that comprised three groups: two Championship and one Sportsman. One of

Monday, December 13, 2004 Jonathan Miller, Richard Heistand, Craig Duerson and Matt Varsha all earned helmet stickers with a ”1” on them as rounds five and six of the Southern Series ran at Moroso Motorsports Park. Even ”The Boss” showed up to race!

G1R1 (Sportsman)
This was the weekend’s 18-car, 17-lap opener,

Thursday, December 02, 2004 All we gotta say is this: More of you Eastern, Midwest and Southern guys and gals should try racing at Laguna. It’s good stuff! You don’t really want to tell the grandkids you never raced there, do you?

G1R1 (Sportsman)
It finished under yellow, but Sprague Theobald scored

Making a Point

11/18/2004

Thursday, November 18, 2004 The Summit Point Race Weekend was rounds three and four of the 2004-2005 Southern Series championship. The weather was cold and windy, but sunny, with the exception of Friday when we had rain all day. We compensated for the Friday conditions by offering the whole group

Thursday, November 04, 2004 A great track and good racing made for a solid opening weekend of the Southern championship…

G1R1 (Championship)
National Championship ringer Matt Varsha appears very focused as he preps for his 2005 campaign by running the Southern Series, and on Saturday he put in a decisive “lights-to-flags”

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Series Director Todd Snyder caught this defining moment on ”film” in Saturday’s Sportsman race. Phillip Ploskas, in the #39 on the right, oofed the compromised right-hander, allowing Jonathan Miller, in the #25 on the left, to take the lead for good.

Smiling Senor Gomez

Thursday, October 28, 2004 The opening rounds of the Skip Barber Western Race Series enjoyed great weather and an enthusiastic collection of drivers. The weekend’s field size dictated two divisions — Sportsman and Championship — and by Sunday afternoon we had witnessed our typical good racing and good times…

G1R1 (Championship)

Thursday, October 28, 2004 G2R2 (Sportsman)
Jeff Kaiser made up for his less-than-stellar Saturday effort with a flag-to-flagger on Sunday, one-and-a-half seconds ahead of Theobald, who in turn was about a half-second in front of Gregory. The first lap was pretty darn exciting, with Cheadle, Rock, Roberts and Sarena Traver