Skip Barber Racing School Announces 2016 Championship (formerly “Summer”) Series

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Skip Barber Racing School Announces 2016 Championship (formerly “Summer”) Series

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Braselton, Ga. (February 5, 2016 )—Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce the upcoming schedule for the 2016 Championship (formerly “Summer”) Series.  The upcoming season promises to be the most thrilling yet with Formula racers vying for the most lucrative purse of the series — a $200,000 scholarship**.
In the past, racers would earn a spot to compete in the Skip Barber Championship Shootout, a three day competition where a champion would be crowned,  but this season will be different: the 2016 Skip Barber Formula Championship Series Champion will earn the purse. This season, racers will travel to 7 iconic tracks including new venues like Pittsburgh International Raceway and Thomposon Motor Speedway while enjoying old favorites including Road Atlanta, VIRginia International Raceway and Autobahn Country Club.
“We want to continue Skip Barber Racing School’s tradition of creating champions,” said Race Series Director Casey Carden, “and this new format will ensure that the season will be more competitive than ever. Racers will need to be consistent, driven and determined to win the $200,000 scholarship.”
With it’s time tested “Arrive and Drive” format – ensuring that every racer has access to the same equipment regardless of their ability to spend, Skip Barber Racing School is the purest form of racing. World class instruction at world renowned tracks set the stage for an action packed season of racing If you want to get back in the seat of a race car, this is the season to do it!

Overall Prizes – Formula

  • First place: $200,000 Scholarship
  • Second place: $15,000 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $10,000 SBRS Credits
  • Most improved: $5,000 SBRS Credits
  • Rookie of the year: $5,000 SBRS Credits

Masters (End of Year)

  • First place: $12,500 SBRS Credits
  • Second place: $7,500 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $5,000 SBRS Credits

Overall MAZDASPEED MX-5  Prizes

  • First place: $15,000 SBRS Credits
  • Second place: $10,000 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $7,500 SBRS Credits
  • Master winner: $3,000 SBRS Credits
  • Most improved: $3,000 SBRS Credits
  • Rookie of the year: $3,000 SBRS Credits

**Scholarship Award Terms and Conditions

Refer to terms of scholarship award as described in the rule book 


2016 Championship (formerly “Summer”) Series Details

  • 8 Race Weekends (2 races per group)
  • Total of $236,500 in available awards
  • Drop 2 lowest race results
  • Able to transfer 2 double for points

2016 Championship (formerly “Summer”) Series Schedule – 

Rounds 1 & 2 at Road Atlanta—May 19 – 22, 2016

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 –  Practice
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 –  Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 3 & 4 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex—June 22 – 26 2016

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, June 24, 2016 –  Practice
  • Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 5 & 6 at Road America – July 4, 2016 – July 6, 2016

  • Monday, July 4, 2016 – Lapping
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – Practice / Qualifying (25 min)
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Race 1 / Race 2

Rounds 7 & 8 at Thompson  Motorsports Park—July 28 – 30, 2016

  •  Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Lapping / Practice
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 – Qualfying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 9 & 10 at Virginia International Raceway—August  22 – 25 2016

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 – Lapping
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Practice
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 11 & 12 at Autobahn Country Club—September 14 – 18, 2016

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 – Practice
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 13 & 14 at Lime Rock Park —October 13 – 15, 2016

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Lapping / Practice
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 15 & 16 at Road Atlanta— November 9 – 12, 2016

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Practice
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Qualfying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Race 2

Full Formula Season Prepay at 30% off gives you $13,560 in savings—Deadline: February 12, 2016*

  • Retail: $45,200
  • Prepay Price: $31,640
  • 8 Race Weekends – 16 races and 16 qualifying sessions
  • 8 Practice Days

A La Carte Pricing – Formula

  • Lapping (Day 1) $1,350
  • Lapping $1,550
  • Practice $1,750
  • Race Weekend $3,900
  • Lead/Follow Lapping $1,600

*If you have credits on account, call your School and Series Adviser about terms of redemption

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2016  MAZDASPEED Challenge Details

  • 8 Race Weekends (2 races per group)
  • Total of up to $33,550 in available awards
  • Drop 2 lowest race results
  • Able to transfer 2 double for points
    • MX-5 with Pro Challenge Trim:
  • Cars will run on R1 Slicks (the same compound as the Professional MAZDASPEED Series)

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2016 MX-5 MAZDASPEED Series Schedule 

Rounds 1 & 2 at Road Atlanta—May 19 – 22, 2016

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 –  Practice
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 –  Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 3 & 4 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex—June 22 – 26 2016

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, June 24, 2016 –  Practice
  • Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 5 & 6 at Road America – July 4, 2016 – July 6, 2016

  • Monday, July 4, 2016 – Lapping
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – Practice / Qualifying (25 min)
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Race 1 / Race 2

Rounds 7 & 8 at Thompson  Motorsports Park—July 28 – 30, 2016

  •  Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Lapping / Practice
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 – Qualfying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 9 & 10 at Virginia International Raceway—August  22 – 25 2016

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 – Lapping
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Practice
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 11 & 12 at Autobahn Country Club—September 14 – 18, 2016

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Lapping
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 – Practice
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 13 & 14 at Lime Rock Park —October 13 – 15, 2016

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Lapping / Practice
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 – Qualifying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Race 2

Rounds 15 & 16 atRoad Atlanta— November 9 – 12, 2016

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Lapping
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Practice
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Qualfying (25 min) / Race 1
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Race 2

Full MX-5 MAZDASPEED Challenge Season Prepay at 30% gives you $13,560 in savings—Deadline: February 12, 2016*

  • Retail: $45,200
  • Prepay Price: $31,640
  • 8 Race Weekends – 16 races and 16 qualifying sessions
  • 8 Practice Days

A La Carte Pricing – MX-5 MAZDASPEED Challenge

  • Lapping (Day 1) $1,350
  • Lapping $1,550
  • Practice $1,750
  • Race Weekend $3,900
  • Lead/Follow Lapping $1,600

*If you have credits on account, call your School and Series Adviser about terms of redemption

 

About the Skip Barber Racing School Race Series

Since 1975, Skip Barber Racing School has been the leader in training motorsport legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and many more.

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