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VIR Kicks Off Summer Series with a Bang – On Track and in the Skies

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Freezing wind, heavy rain showers and variable track conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Eastern and Midwestern Regional opening race weekend at the hospitable Virginia International Raceway track. Rookie drivers took home the wins, Igor Sushko 3 wins in Sportsman, Pablo Sanchez 3 wins in Championship, Christopher Wehrheim a win in Championship, and Steve

He started out as a Skippy mechanic…

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 He started out as a Skippy mechanic. No shock, he was great at it. Moved into the Lakeville office to become a school and series advisor; very quickly he became one of the best we had seen. His sincere, intelligent mien, his depth of knowledge, earned him the Race Series role of what we now call

Rounds 3 & 4 of SBNC @ VIR: MoVs are .007 and .291

Sunday, April 24, 2005 ALTON, Va. – In the weekend’s first Skip Barber National race, points leader Gerardo Bonilla starts the furthest back he has in a long, long time — seventh — and wins the race. For the second race, Bonilla starts on pole. And doesn’t win. And that goes to show you what you get when you mix

VIR Q2: Neither Rain — Nor Shine — Slows Bonilla

Saturday, April 23, 2005 ASTON, Va. – When they opened pit lane to begin the qualifying session for the weekend’s second race of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, the rain was coming down. By the time the first R/T 2000 got back onto VIR’s front straight, the sun was peeking out. Okay, the cards were on the

VIR, National R1: Bonilla in a Nailbiter

Saturday, April 23, 2005 Last lap, four corners to go, Lorenzo Mandarino inches in front of Gerardo Bonilla. Bonilla got a run out of the last corner and it was a photo finish over the line — Bonilla by 0.007 of a second… At halfway, Cole Nelson (77) led Pablo Sanchez Lopez (77), Jordy Vorrath (47) and Matt Varsha (31).

Surprise Polesitter for Round Three

Friday, April 22, 2005 ASTON, Va. – Pablo Sanchez Lopez, at age 15, is the youngest driver ever to take a pole position in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The young Mexican driver, part of the Escuderia Telmex program, put up a blistering 2:09.072 / 91.205 mph on Virginia International Raceway’s Full Course, a full half-second quicker

We’re Ready To Take Karting Applications

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 The upcoming Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, the ninth annual, will be held at Sebring International Raceway in January of 2006. To give every interested karter the best chance of getting in, we have made the Application available right now, on-line, as a PDF. More detail about the Shoot-out itself is on the application form. If

Here are the ‘Triple Crown’ details!

Monday, April 18, 2005 Here are the details of the Skip Barber Midwestern & Eastern Race Series Triple Crown championship-within-a-championship. We think it’s pretty cool — and the prize is, too. There are actually six Triple Crown honors up for grabs: three each in the Eastern and Midwest Series. Each Region will recognize and award a Sportsman division Triple Crown

Press Release: SBRS Names New President/COO

Thursday, April 14, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, announced April 13 the appointment of George Ayres as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ayres comes to Skip Barber from Ford Motor Company where he most recently led Sales and Marketing for the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT). Ayres has also held senior positions at Jaguar Cars both

Western Series Finale

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Congratulations to Tim Traver, the 2004-2005 Western Series Champion! Our Sportsman titlist was Sprague Theobald, while Jeff Kaiser was a deserved double-dipper: Masters Champion and Rookie of the Year, edging out Tom Roberts and Duncan Ende. And the irrepressible Dom Bastien was this season’s Grand Masters Champion. The Race Weekend itself saw Dimitri Delagrammaticus and Wayne

You MUST Watch This Video!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Three words: This is a tremendously well produced, fun, extremely evocative synopsis. Ok, I’m busted, that’s more than three words. Regardless, block out 18 minutes of your busy life and watch it. We’ll even short cut things for you: Click here, then look for the red link that says “View the Southern Series 2004-2005 Banquet Video.”

Southern Series Finale

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 In a great weekend of Regional racing on Daytona International’s famed high banks and road course, Murray Marden scooped the Sportsman title to join overall titlist Matt Varsha as 2004-2005 Southern Series champions. Kevin Scott took his first win after 12 years of SBRS racing, while Andre Villarreal took his first win — and then another!

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