The Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy
Date: November 6th - 8th
What do the Pro’s think?
Location: Sebring International Raceway
The winner of the shootout competition will receive a sponsored ride in either the 2013 summer or winter Skip Barber Regional Race Series presented by Mazda, with the opportunity to climb the Mazda Road to Indy ladder to the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Finalists applied for the Academy after graduating from a three-day Skip Barber Formula Car Racing School. Last year’s field included students, U.S. military personnel, salesmen, doctors and 2012 Olympic swimming gold medal winner Tyler Clary. He participated in the Skip Barber Formula Car Racing School after visiting IZOD IndyCar Series races last summer.
The Skip Barber Racing School, which was named the Official Racing School of the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Mazda Road to Indy, has trained and developed racing talent for almost four decades.
INDYCAR Academy Shootout Awards:
1st place: Full Season in the Skip Barber Racing School Mazda 2013-2014 Winter Series presented by Mazda
2nd place: $15,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
** All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2013 season, and can be applied to only a few select events.
1. Skip Barber 3 Day Racing School, and 2 Day Advanced Racing School completed prior to Shootout.
1. No racing experience
2. No Skip Barber Racing School racing experience
3. No shootout racing experience outside of SBRS events
4. Maximum of 6 additional advanced activity days and 2 race weekends allowed
How does the INDYCAR Academy Shootout work?
The Shootout is limited to 33 participants. All accepted entrants must meet the requirements above. All Shootout sessions are conducted in equally prepared Formula Skip Barber race cars, set up as they are used in our Race Series and racing schools. Preparation is vital, so entrants are allowed to enroll in Skip Barber Racing School Advanced Activities programs prior to the Shootout, but can only participate in a maximum of 6 additional days to remain eligible for this event.
Driver preparation and sponsor relations training are also including during the event. During the three days, drivers are evaluated for not only their on-track speed and consistency but also how they receive and apply feedback and perform off-track.
Even if you don't win a scholarship, you will come away from the INDYCAR Academy with an incredibly valuable experience. You'll learn what it really takes to be fast in a race car.
“Skip Barber Racing School is committed to continuing to be the launching pad for many of the world’s top drivers and the Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy is another tremendous opportunity to discover those drivers who will be the next generation of the best of the best,” said Michael Culver, CEO, Skip Barber Racing School.
Individuals interested in the next Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy can call 800-221-1131 for information. The 33 finalists selected from 84 applicants, in alphabetical order by first name (hometown, occupation, age):
Grand Prize for the shootout is a full season in Skip Barber Summer Race Series presented by Mazda.
Qualifying for the next Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy is simple: the finalists have to graduate from one Skip Barber 3-Day Formula Car Racing School and an Advanced 2-Day Racing School in 2013 and apply (see the application).
If you would like to learn more about the Skip Barber IndyCar Academy, call the Skip Barber School 800.221.1131.
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