Skip Barber Racing School Announces the 2014-2015 Winter Series presented by Mazda

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Skip Barber Racing School Announces the 2014-2015 Winter Series presented by Mazda

 Racing at its Purest

 

“Skip Barber absolutely changed my life and helped me realize my dreams” 

 

– Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 Indianapolis 500 Winner

 

 

Braselton, Ga. (July 22, 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 at the best tracks in North America and the the 2014-2015 season will hold up to that tradition. The Formula Skip Barber class of the series will consist of 6 race weekends around the country. For the MX-5 series, the Winter Series will consist of 3 race weekends and the cars will be prepped in Pro Challenge trim, meaning faster cars and better handling. In addition to more powerful cars, the MAZDASPEED Challenge will introduce a new bundled price point to entice more drivers to jump into sedan racing!
 
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, world renowned tracks set the stage for an action packed winter season of racing.
 
If you want to get back in the seat of a race car, this is the season to do it! 

2014-2015 Winter Series Formula Skip Barber

  • 6 Race Weekends (each race will have its own qualifying session)
  • 6 Race Weekends (2 races per group)
  • Top 5 earn a spot in the 2015 Skip Barber Championship Shootout
  • Total of $162,500 in available awards
  • Drop lowest race result
  • Able to transfer 1 double for points (Formula only)

 

2014-2015 Winter Series MAZDASPEED Challenge

  • 3 Race Weekends (each race will have its own qualifying session)
  • 3 Race Weekends (2 races per group)
  • Lapping Sessions Included in Bundled Price
  • Total of up to $50000 in available awards
  • Drop lowest race result

 

2014-2015 Winter Series Schedule

Rounds 1 & 2 at Road Atlanta – November 13-16, 2014 – Formula/MX-5
Rounds 3 & 4 at Sebring – December 18-21, 2014 – Formula/MX-5
Rounds 5 & 6 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Road Course – January 14-18, 2015 – Formula/MX-5 
Rounds 7 & 8 at Track to Be Determined– February 2015 
Rounds 9 & 10 at Track to Be Determined – March 2015 
Rounds 11 & 12 at Sebring International Raceway – April 7-11, 2015 – Formula Only

 

2014-2015 Formula Winter Series Awards

Overall Formula (End of Year)

  •  First place: $12,500 and entry into Race Series Championship Shootout
  • Second place: $7,500 and entry into Race Series Championship Shooutout
  • Third place: $5,000 and entry into Race Series Championship Shootout 
  • Fourth place: Entry into Race Series Championship Shootout
  • Fifth place: Entry into Race Series Championship Shootout
  • Most improved: 3,000 Skippy Bucks
  • Rookie of the year: 3,000 Skippy Bucks 

Masters Formula (End of Year)

  • First place: $12,500
  • Second place: $7,500
  • Third place: $5,000
  • Grand master: $5,000
 
Awards per Race
  •  First place: $400
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $200

 

2014-2015 Winter Series MX-5 Awards

Overall MX-5 (End of Year)

  • First place: Two free Pro Challenge race weekends with full-season signup OR 10,000 Skippy Bucks 
  • Second place: 7,000 Skippy Bucks
  • Third place: 5,000 Skippy Bucks
  • Master winner: 3,000 Skippy Bucks 
  • Most improved: 3,000 Skippy Bucks
  • Rookie of the year: 3,000 Skippy Bucks 
 
Awards per Race
  • First place: $400
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $200

For more information on a Winter Series Prepay, call 800.221.1131 today!

Register early for the series and receive a discount!

25% off Full Season Prepay Discount by Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at 12 noon EST.

6 of 6 Formula Season Prepay at 25% off gives you $8475 in savings. 

  • Retail:$33900
  • Prepay Price: $25425
  • 6 Race Weekends – 12 races and 12 qualifying sessions
  • 6 Practice Days

5 of 6 Formula Season Prepay at 25% off gives you $7062.50 in savings. 

  • Retail: $28250
  • Prepay Price: $21187.50
  • 5 Race Weekends – 10 races and 10 qualifying sessions
  • 5 Practice Days

MX-5 “Track Time” Season Prepay at 25% off gives you $5,250 savings. 

  • Retail: $21000
  • Prepay Price: $15750
  • 3 Race Weekends – 6 races and 6 qualifying sessions
  • 3 Practice Days
  • 3 Lapping Days

Pricing

MX-5 with Pro Challenge Trim:

  • Cars will run on R1 Slicks (the same compound as the Professional MAZDASPEED Series)
  • Cars will run with a Straight Exhaust
  • Cars will have Aim Smarty Cams installed allowing racers access to data and video

$7,000 per weekend – includes lapping, practice and race weekend 

Formula

  • Lapping (Day 1) – $1350
  • Lapping – $1550
  • Practice – $1750
  • Race Weekend – $3,900
  • Lead/Follow Lapping – $1600

 

About Skip Barber Racing School Race Series

For 39 years, Skip Barber Racing School has been the leader in training motorsports 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 motorsports 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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