All-New Program Announced: The High Performance Driving School

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 For those enthusiasts who have dreamed of learning to drive high performance cars at the limits, we recently announced the creation of two new programs aimed specifically at premium driving enthusiasts. Geared toward turning high performance car enthusiasts into high performance car drivers, the High Performance Driving School launches January 9, 2006 at Mazda Raceway Laguna

Western Series, Rounds 3 & 4

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The third and fourth races of the 2005-2006 Western Series (and round two of the Triple Crown championship) were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was one of the larger Western events in recent memory, with 50+ entries. There were two Sportsman groups and two Championship groups, plus 10 drivers in the Triple Crown race. The

Are You the Overall Skip Barber U.S. Regional Champion?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 The Third Annual Skip Barber Regional Run-off Championship is coming up soon! It is set for January 6-8, 2006 at Homestead Miami Speedway, as part of rounds five & six of the Southern Championship (and round two of the Southern Triple Crown). This year, almost $50,000 in Race Series (Regional and/or National) credit will be awarded.

The Moroso Race Weekend

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Moroso has always been one of the hallmarks of the Southern Series. The people that run the track are great and the place gets better every time we visit. Moroso is not a high-grip track, so car control skills are paramount. This was rounds three and four of the 2005-2006 championship, as well as the second

Western Blip 2

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Western Blip 2 One down, five to go. And a great one it was. Forty drivers descended on Laguna Seca for the opening event of the Western Regional Championship. They were met by great weather and a newly remodeled track. First the track. Those who have run at Laguna Seca learn to love it despite a

The 2006 Schedule is Out!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Skip Barber Racing’s guru of scheduling, Ashley Launey, working hand-in-hand with Race Series Managing Director Todd Snyder, came up with awesome schedules for the 2006 Midwest and Eastern Race Series. This past year’s success of scheduling combined Race Weekends – drivers told us they were having even more fun with 70, 80 even 90 drivers in

The Daytona Opener

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 The Southern Series opened with a bang at Daytona, where we had great weather, more than 40 drivers, and to top it off, the 24-hour course had been recently paved, so we saw better, more consistent grip (and Craig Duerson took advantage of it to set a new lap record, a 2:11.434 in qualifying). By Sunday

SBRS Wins 10-Year Extension at Laguna

Thursday, November 03, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Monterey County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved an agreement that gives the Skip Barber Racing School a decade-long concession to operate at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the renowned race track within the Laguna Seca Regional Park. The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) operates the race track

The Ghosts of Lime Rock

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Even the racing biz is not immune to the whims of goblins, ghosts and monsters, as seen in this startling series of photographs taken Halloween Day at Lime Rock Park. Regular lapper Ichabod Crane thought he was safe, just taking in his weekly ration of seat time at Skip Barber (he’s now down into the 1:01s),

Western Series Opener

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 The first two rounds of the 12-race Western Race Series were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a great facility that always produces good competition and lots of fun. We saw first-time winners (and one of those wins was history making), a new track record (1:41.927) being set, and the first of the three special Triple Crown

Booties, Bobbles and Burnouts…..

Friday, October 21, 2005 This weekend was the season finale for the Skip Barber Eastern Regional race series. It was an important weekend for me as I went into the weekend in 2nd place in the overall championship. I had also clinched the Master’s championship (for old timers, 40 and over). I had not, however, won a race yet…. EVER!

Eastern Series Finale at Lime Rock Park

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 The Eastern Series and Masters National finale was at Lime Lake — er, I mean, Lime Rock — Park, and despite the perfect (for Noah) conditions, we had excellent racing and everybody had a great time. Guess who won their first races? Read on! Plus, a 15-year-old karter doing his first-ever Race Weekend took home a

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