IndyCar & Indy Lights: More Than Two Dozen SBRS-trained Drivers

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – With the IRL-Champ Car unification, the number of Skip Barber-trained drivers in the IndyCar Series has swelled to an impressive nine regular competitors. And in its primary support series, Indy Lights, there are at least a dozen SBRS drivers each race weekend.

Look at this list from IndyCar… Marco Andretti, Dan Wheldon, Helio Castroneves, Danica Patrick, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter, Ernesto “E.J.” Viso and Milka Duno, plus Indy 500 starters Townsend Bell, John Andretti, Sarah Fisher and Jeff Simmons.

In Indy Lights, a typical race weekend entry list looks like a Skip Barber customer list! The SBRS-trained drivers are Brent Sherman, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Raphael Matos, Logan Gomez, Al Unser III, Juan Manuel Polar, Micky Gilbert, Bobby Wilson, Robbie Pecorari, the aforementioned Jeff Simmons, Richard Antinucci, Andrew Prendeville, Chris Festa and J.R. Hildebrand. Shew…

A good way to track the progress of all these drivers is through RACER magazine’s new offering: the fully digital IndyCar Series magazine. The subscription is free and the magazine is of typical RACER high quality. So go ahead and head to to take a look!

Rick Roso

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