Saturday, April 26, 2008 There was very little breathing room, from green to checker, in both Skip Barber National races at VIR. This is race one: Josef Newgarden (86), Felipe Polehtto (47), Fabio Orsolon (63) and Stevan McAleer (57) are heading into One on lap four. At this point, race winner Gabby Chaves hasn’t even broken into the top 10
Friday, April 25, 2008 Friday, April 25, starting grid for Friday race one following Q1 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda Virginia International Raceway 1. Fabio Orsolon, 2:07.169 2. Josef Newgarden, 2:07.267 3. Felipe Polehtto, 2:07.418 4. Conner De Phillippi, 2:07.429 5. Stevan McAleer, 2:07.486 6. Marcio Pasaneli, 2:07.927 7. Conor Daly, 2:08.014 8. Chris Holmes, 2:08.135 9. Mark Bumgarner,
Thursday, April 24, 2008 ALTON, Va. – Rounds three and four of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda is this weekend at Virginia International Raceway, as part of the Grand-Am Bosch Engineering 250 show. For the Skip Barber National competitors, today at VIR was a combined test day (the day’s first three sessions) and official practice (the last session).
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 Photo by Allan Rosenberg Photo by Allan Rosenberg The 2007-2008 Skip Barber Western Series finale was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and wow, what a great weekend. Not only was the banquet a huge hoot, but we saw the first points-scoring MAZDASPEED Challenge races… Conner De Phillippi winning the Western Series title – and Rookie of
Thursday, April 03, 2008 In yet another sad, desperate bid for attention, Race Control stalwart Nick Nicholson has, very likely, ‘‘jumped the shark,’’ as they say in TV Land. Egged on by an outlandish bidder during the Auction to Benefit the Mechanics’ Fund at the Skip Barber Southern Series season-ending banquet, the groveling Nick said ‘‘oui’’ to the ‘‘challenge’’ of
Thursday, April 03, 2008 This just in… Nick Nicholson has jumped the shark… read all about it here… The 2007-2008 Skip Barber Southern Series finale was on the Sebring “test circuit,” where we saw four first-time winners, the last of the non-points MX-5 Mazdaspeed Challenge races and the crowning of three champions: Gabby Chaves in Championship, Sean Rayhall in Sportsman,
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 MONTEREY, Calif. – The first-ever races of the inaugural Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge championship are this weekend, April 4-6, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This new series, announced late last year, is conducted in the same manner as the long-running (since 1976) open-wheel Skip Barber Race Series: Providing a fleet of identically prepared race cars made