Oakland Valley Race Park & Skip Barber

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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 OVRP’s kart racing series – the WKA Northeast Sprint Series, the Club Points Series, and the just-announced Kart Endurance Series – will now each have “Presented by Skip Barber” as part of their appellation.

OVRP also owns and operates professional kart-racing prep and tuning operations, under the umbrella of Team OVRP TopKart and Trackside Motorsports. The Skip Barber Racing School will be the Official Auto Racing School of those operations.

Rick Roso, motorsports marketing manager for Skip Barber, says, “We wanted an association with a top-line karting facility near Lime Rock Park, one of our base-location tracks. OVRP is a first class operation and we saw it as a natural fit.”

Also: Details of OVRP’s recently announced Endurance Karting Series are below. Each member (up to four) of the year-end points championship winning team will receive a scholarship to a Skip Barber program.

Think fast!
Skip Barber Racing

Kart Endurance Championship Presented by Skip Barber
…at Oakland Valley Race Park

No Experience or Equipment Needed – Just Arrive & Drive!

OVRP.com announces a new for 2006 arrive & drive Kart Endurance Championship Series Presented by Skip Barber. Skip Barber Racing School scholarships will be awarded to the year-end points champions. The series, is a six-race championship, will be run exclusively on Oakland Valley Race Park’s Ѕ-mile asphalt road course.

The arrive & drive Kart Endurance Championship Presented by Skip Barber series will use OVRP’s new fleet of Birel Endurance Racing Karts, equally prepared by OVRP mechanics. Each endurance kart race will be 6 hours in length and each event will consist of 12 teams with multiple drivers on each team; live pit stops and driver changes are made throughout the race. Each team’s best 4 out of the 6 races will count toward the year-end points championship. Each member (up to four) of the year-end points championship winning team will receive a scholarship to a Skip Barber program.

Participants may register as a team or as an individual and may compete in just one race or more then one race. No experience or equipment is needed; OVRP supplies everything.

Like Skip Barber: Just Arrive & Drive!

2006 Schedule: www.OVRP.com Kart Endurance Championship Presented by Skip Barber

Race 1 Sun., April 23, 6hr DAY Race
Race 2 Sat., June 3, 6hr NIGHT Race
Race 3 Sat., July 1, 6hr NIGHT Race
Race 4 Sat., Aug. 26, 6hr NIGHT Race
Race 5 Sun., Oct. 1, 6hr DAY Race
Race 6 Sat., Oct. 28, 6hr DAY Race

The Karts: High-performance Birel Endurance Racing Karts:
The arrive & drive Kart Endurance Championship Presented by Skip Barber will be utilizing a fleet of equally and professionally prepared Birel-Honda racing karts. The Birels are lighter in weight than the usual endurance-style kart and will offer faster and significantly more competitive racing. The Birels offer our drivers much more of a real “racer’s feel” as opposed to other’s heavier more “concession” oriented karts. The fleet of Birel karts are owned by OVRP and are maintained by OVRP professional mechanics.

The Track:
Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP) offers a first class karting-specific facility including live electronic timing & scoring, and a paved and enclosed pit area (with electricity). OVRP also offers a clean indoor cafeteria and indoor restroom facilities along with an onsite kart shop. The facility is located about an hour from New York City, 30 minutes from northern New Jersey, 1.25 hours from western Connecticut, and about two hours from Philadelphia.

Registration:
1. All teams and/or single drivers must pre-register in advance. Register as a team or as an individual.

2. Registration forms, click here

Night Races: Driver Check-In for all NIGHT races begin at 2:00 p.m.
Practice & Qualifying (20 minutes) begins at 4:00 p.m.
Kart Endurance Challenge Races begin at 4:30 p.m.

Day Races:
Gates Open & Driver Check-In for all DAY races begin at 8:00 a.m.
Practice & Qualifying (20 minutes) begins at 10:00 a.m.
Kart Endurance Challenge Race begins at 10:30 a.m.

Oakland Valley Race Park
305 Oakland Valley Road
Cuddebackville, N.Y. 12729-5152
(845)-754-8500
www.ovrp.com

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