Skip Barber Racing School Announces the Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout

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Skip Barber Racing School Announces
the Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout

Lakeville, Conn. (Jun. 23).Skip Barber Racing School is now providing more motorsports scholarships than before, with the addition of more prizes for more Karting Scholarship Shootout participants, as well as adding another scholarship shootout event to the calendar: The Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout, an event that will award young drivers with racing experience the same opportunity to compete for over $110,000 in scholarships. With an entry fee of $2,500, the first Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout will be available to racers who are 25 years of age or younger and participants of the current Western, Southern and Summer championships (see below for requirements). The event will take place November 4-6, 2011 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the winner will receive a full Seasonal Scholarship for 2012. The other top nine drivers will receive scholarship funds to compete in the upcoming season of Skip Barber Race Series events.

These changes solidify the Skip Barber Racing School Scholarship Ladder, rewarding young racers who are dedicated to their craft and work their way through the successful system that has proven results.

The ladder will start with the Karting Scholarship Shootout, an event that has been instrumental for 15 years in helping karters make the first step into motorsports. The winner of the 2011 Karting Scholarship Shootout will receive a scholarship to compete in the full 2012 Skip Barber Race Series of their choice. The other top nine drivers will receive scholarship funds to compete in 2012 Skip Barber Race Series events.

At the end of the 2012 year, the top ten competitors of each Race Series championship will be invited to compete at no cost in the Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout: a three day event where participants will be evaluated on their overall performance. The winner will receive a scholarship to compete in the full 2013 USF2000 race season and 2nd through 7th place will receive funds to compete in 2013 Skip Barber Race Series events.

2011-2012 Ladder

Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout Awards:
2011: 1st place: Full 2012 Skip Barber Race Series Season
2012: 1st place: Full 2013 USF2000 Scholarship
2nd place: $30,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $26,000 Race Series Scholarship
4th place: $20,000 Race Series Scholarship
5th place: $15,200 Race Series Scholarship
6th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
7th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
*All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2012 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events.

2011 Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout requirements

Minimum eligibility:   Maximum eligibility:
1) Three (3) Skip Barber Racing School race weekends in 2011 in the calendar year leading up to the shootout.   1) No professional racing experience above equivalent junior series
2) Cost: $2,500   2) Participants have to be 25 years old or younger at date of the Shootout


2012
Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout requirements
Open to only those who place in the top 10 in the championship points in the Skip Barber Race Series Championships

Minimum eligibility:   Maximum eligibility:
1) Six (6) Skip Barber Racing School race weekends in 2012 in the calendar year leading up to the shootout.   1) No professional racing experience above equivalent junior series
2) Cost: Free, Entry by invite only.   2) Participants have to be 25 years old or younger at date of the Shootout

The Skip Barber Racing School Scholarship Ladder is further strengthened, providing a clear, set path for aspiring drivers to not only advance their careers in a timely fashion, but to become the best racer they can be, both on and off the track. No other developmental race series offers as much expert coaching both on and off the track, as well as media exposure, various scholarship opportunities and maximum, affordable track time.

Click here for more information. Application and rules to be available shortly.

For more information about Skip Barber Racing School, and to start your racing career, call a Series Advisor at 800.221.1131 today!

About Skip Barber Racing School
For 36 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the leader in high performance driving and racing education has operated a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and OEM events across North America. Skip Barber Racing School is offered at more than 20 of America’s most prestigious race tracks. Skip Barber Racing School provides entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive and drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. The reason many people choose to race with Skip Barber Racing is because they know it is the place where the stars of tomorrow begin their careers. The Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, Jeff Gordon, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, Spencer Pigot and many more.

Skip Barber Racing School
speed@skipbarber.com

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