Freiberg goes pink this weekend at NJMP

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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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 pack this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Like most race car drivers, Freiberg has her own superstitions and unbeknownst to many, she will not go on track unless both she and her race car are wearing the color pink. When she arrives at a race weekend, Ashley brings her custom painted helmet sporting the bright color, and by the time she goes out on track, her Formula Skip Barber vehicle will carry her nickname “Pink Nightmare” with perhaps some bright pink racer tape on the nose cone. However this weekend at NJMP, she takes it up a notch…or maybe four.

This weekend when Freiberg goes out on the NJMP circuit she will do so in a Formula Skip Barber race car equipped with specially produced pink wheels. The Homer Glen, Ill. driver, fifth in Skip Barber National points heading into this weekend, is the defending Skip Barber Southern Race Series champion and point leader in the Skip Barber Summer Race Series and will be looking to improve on her career best National finish of 2ndd, which she earned earlier this season at VIR. Will the extra pink bring her more luck this weekend? Stay tuned to our race reports and find out!

Schedule, Rounds 9 & 10, 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
New Jersey Motorsports Park

Thursday, July 15
Lapping, Session 1, 8:50 – 9:35am
Lapping, Session 2, 11:20am – 12:05pm
Practice, 2:30 – 3:15pm

Friday, July 16
Round 9 Qualifying, 8:40 – 9:10am
Round 10 Qualifying, 3:45 – 4:15pm

Saturday, July 17
Round 9 of 14, 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, 11:10 – 11:40am

Sunday, July 18
Round 10 of 14, 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, 10:15 – 10:45am

Follow the action this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park through LIVE Timing and Scoring at www.livetiming.net/skipbarber. Follow the races almost live on twitter.com/SkipBarberNatl and look for the race weekend wrap-up on www.skipbarber.com.

Kelly Brouillet

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