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Skip Barber-Trained Drivers Make Weekend Headlines

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 This past weekend’s full slate of top level racing, including the Indy 500, saw an equally full plate of success for Skip Barber-trained drivers. Following are some SBRS “highlights” from the weekend’s races… Indy 500 Former Barber Saab Pro Series champion Bryan Herta took third and 2002 Barber Dodge competitor Danica Patrick was a headline-grabbing fourth.

Masters National: Races 7 & 8 at The Glen

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Willcox, Willcox, Willcox. That is how every practice, qualifying, and race sheet started and finished for rounds 7 & 8 of the Skip Barber Masters National at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Second through fifth saw the same key players, but in different order. After 1st round qualifying it was Chris Willcox followed by Jimmy Locke, John

Fore! Seven LPGA players gave up golf for race car driving

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Okay, the first part of the headline was not true. But the second part was… On Tuesday, May 24, as part of the preliminary activities to the Ladies Professional Golf Association Corning Classic (Corning Country Club, 6,062 yards, par 72, Corning, N.Y.), seven of the ladies entered into the tournament elected to

Lime Rock Race Weekend: Forman and Hoffman take the lead in the Triple Crown!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 A slightly chilly but mostly sunny Lime Rock Park Race Weekend saw two new drivers, Todor Mitev and Kevin Hoffman, win their first races. Dust on the Downhill kept the wrecker busy, and Len Forman, after a two-year hiatus from racing, came back to show the Championship Group that he still has the will and the

Celebration of Life: A Race

Saturday, May 14, 2005 After the day’s final Regional and National Skip Barber races, a special race was run. The Michael Johnson Celebration of Life Memorial. Michael, this one was just for you, okay? Love, Everyone… A final note… Series driver Doug Harrison, a very talented videographer, created a wonderful piece — ”Missing Man” — surrounding the weekend and in

Bonilla Extends Points Lead – Slightly – Even as Vorrath Wins Twice

Saturday, May 14, 2005 LIME ROCK, Conn. (May 13 & 14) – Jordy Vorrath made it clear this weekend at Lime Rock Park that he is a championship force to be reckoned with as he won both races of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. In Friday’s race he leapt at the opportunity when both front-row starters —

SBNC Q2: Two V’s Split by a B

Friday, May 13, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – After taking his maiden SBNC win Friday morning, in the afternoon Jordy Vorrath headed out on Lime Rock’s one-and-a-half miles to qualify for Saturday’s race. Clearly in the zone, Vorrath stayed hot and put in a lap of :57.193, setting a new track record for a Skip Barber R/T 2000 —

SBNC at Lime Rock, Race One

Friday, May 13, 2005 Full race story Saturday, following race two. Vorrath leaves pitlane on his Victory Lap, after winning an exciting battle Friday morning at Lime Rock Park Rick Roso

Q1: Matt Varsha Takes the SBNC Field to School

Thursday, May 12, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Unleashing some of the promise we saw over the winter, when Matt Varsha handily won the Skip Barber Southern Series title, today he stuck his R/T 2000 on the pole for round five at Lime Rock Park of the much tougher Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. It was his

Watch Your [Next] Step!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Let’s call it the next Next Step. We’ve re-done the DVD that describes the racing options with Skip Barber following the completion of the Three-Day Racing School. Now a bit more than 5 minutes in length (as opposed to 12 min. for the first iteration), the next Next Step is faster, less expository and more ”emotional.”

Jordy Vorrath’s VIR: An insider’s view

Thursday, May 05, 2005 Jordy Vorrath is the 2005 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out “grand prize” winner (he earned a full-paid season in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER). He “donated” this article following rounds three and four of the SBNC at VIR… 2005 Karting Scholarship winner Jordy Vorrath. Practice I found that the track was a lot

TWO Big News Items in One Article!

Monday, May 02, 2005 News Item 1 – Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11 News Item 2 – Details of the 2005 East & Midwest Triple Crown Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11 For the first time ever, the Skip Barber Race Series has

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