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West & South Engulf Sebring

Thursday, February 23, 2006 The 3.7-mile Sebring 12-hour course was a perfect venue to hold the combined Western/Southern/Masters National race weekend. The average field size for the 11 races was nearly 16 drivers – including a giant Memorial race that had 23 starters. And Matt Franc saw his Full Course track record snatched away by someone whom might be a

Masters National at Sebring

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 The opening rounds of the 2006 Skip Barber Masters National – the sixth year of a pro rules championship for drivers over 40 – were part of the Southern/Western combined race weekend on Sebring’s 12-hour course. Defending champion-champion-champion Chris Willcox was here, as were 17 other Masters hankering to take the crown from him… Qualifying 1

Skip Barber Drivers Storm Atlantic

Monday, February 20, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The dramatic revitalization of the Atlantic series – now the Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, formerly the Toyota Atlantic series – has resulted in a big increase in the number of available race seats. It’s not much of a shock for us to learn that many of those

Skip Barber Announces Presence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (copy of Press Release distributed on February 15, 2006) Skip Barber Racing School LLC announced that it will have a two-month presence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway beginning on May 5, 2006. Skip Barber, the leader in automotive education and entertainment, will host its world-famous Three Day Racing School, newly introduced High Performance Driving School and

2006 Masters National Openers This Weekend

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 SEBRING, Fla. – The opening races of the 2006 Skip Barber Masters National is this weekend at Sebring International Raceway, joining rounds seven and eight of both the Southern and Western Regional Race Series. Eighteen of Skip Barber Racing’s finest over-40 race car drivers have entered the championship, including the defending SBMN champion, Chris Willcox of

Skip Barber Instructor Has Top Atlantic Drive

Friday, February 10, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – West Coast Skip Barber Instructor Jonathan Bomarito has secured a 2006 Champ Car Atlantic ride with PR1 Motorsports, a second-year Atlantic team that has had years of success in Formula Ford 2000. Bomarito in fact won the 2003 U.S. Formula Ford Zetec championship driving for PR1. His 2006 Atlantic teammate will be Mike

Skip Barber National: New Cash Purse for ‘06

Thursday, February 09, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The Skip Barber National Presented by RACER will award $150,000 in prize money for the upcoming 2006 season, which begins March 10-12 supporting the inaugural A1GP race weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The $100,000 bonus for the series champion remains, but new this year are cash awards for second-through-fifth in the final

Skip Barber’s Scott Speed Reaches F1

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Skip Barber Racing alumnus Scott Speed, 22, will become the first American since the early 1990s to compete in F1 when the 2006 Grand Prix season begins in March. The new Red Bull-owned Scuderia Toro Rosso – formerly Minardi F1 – has Speed partner ed with Vitantonio Liuzzi for the 2006 Formula 1 championship. Speed was

Skip Barber Names New General Manager for Western Region

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, has appointed Art Michalik general manager, western region. Michalik comes to Skip Barber from Yokohama Tire Corp., where he most recently served as director of marketing communications. Michalik has also held positions at Bridgestone/Firestone and at an automotive advertising agency. He began his assignment January 23 at Skip Barber’s West Coast

Results of Indy Pro Series Rookie Tests

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Three of the five drivers who passed their Jan. 30 rookie test for the IRL’s Indy Pro Series at Texas Motor Speedway — Steve Ablondi, Jonathan Klein and Brett Van Blankers — are Skip Barber-trained. Also at the test day (Andretti Green Racing, Brian Stewart Racing, Michael Crawford Motorsports and Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Don’t Pass This Up! Race at the 12-Hours of Sebring

Monday, February 06, 2006 UPDATE: We have rooms available at Sebring, arrival 3/13, departure 3/19 (Inn on the Lakes), with a four-night minimum. CALL your Series Advisor and we can hook you up! The Skip Barber Race Series will run its second annual Open Invitational at one of the world’s largest, most significant auto racing events, the 12 Hours of

Western Series Rounds 5 & 6

Thursday, February 02, 2006 The fifth and sixth races of the 2005-2006 Western Series (and the final round of the Triple Crown championship) were at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Other than some damp track conditions Sunday morning, the weather was good – and we had a big field on hand, as 40+ drivers had entered the weekend. The place was

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