Here are the ‘Triple Crown’ details!
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 Region will recognize and award a Sportsman division Triple Crown winner and a Championship division winner and a Masters division winner, based on drivers’ results at specific tracks.
In the Midwest, the Triple Crown weekends are Road America, July 2-3; Mid-Ohio, September 3-4; and Road America, October 1-2.
In the East, the Triple Crown races are all at Lime Rock Park: May 13-14, July 15-16 and October 14-15
The idea is that Skip Barber drivers who are unable to contest an entire Eastern or Midwestern season still have an opportunity to win a championship and a valuable prize: a fully paid Friday/Saturday/Sunday Race Weekend in the 2005-2006 Western Race Series. That’s worth a cool $3,445.
The scoring is like a round of golf — the fewer “strokes” you accumulate the better. For each of the six races (there are, of course, two races per weekend), your finishing position equates to the number of points you get. Finish first, you get one point. Finish 15th, you get 15. Shoot “birdie golf” over the three Race Weekends and you might be the Triple Crown champion!
There’s only one eligibility requirement for the Triple Crown — you need to enter all three designated weekends (or all six, if you want to try to win both!).