Skip Barber Racing School announces 2010 MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule

Thursday, January 07, 2010 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School today announced its 2010 MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule, which features the addition of both an eighth Race Weekend and two new venues; Grattan Raceway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. As part of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder, the MAZDASPEED Challenge champion will be invited to the annual Mazda Club Racing Champions Shoot-out, the winner of which earns a package to compete in the following year’s SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.

Todd Snyder, VP of Competition at Skip Barber Racing School, noted the growth of the Challenge, now entering its third season. “Last year was a turning point for the MAZDASPEED Challenge, with the season finished up with strong fields at the last two weekends. Adding an eighth Race Weekend to the mix is a vote of confidence for the series.”

“The addition of Grattan and Mid-Ohio are more indication of how the series is growing”, continued Snyder. “New tracks add to the diversity of venues that make the MAZDASPEED Challenge so… challenging.”

2010 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule
Eight double-race weekends
Rounds 1 & 2, May 1-2, Virginia International Raceway, Va.
Rounds 3 & 4, May 22-23, Watkins Glen International, N.Y.
Rounds 5 & 6, June 11-12, Lime Rock Park, Conn.
Rounds 7 & 8, July 10-11, Road Atlanta, Ga.
Rounds 9 & 10, August 6-7, Lime Rock Park
Rounds 11 & 12, August 28-29, Grattan Raceway, Mich.
Rounds 13 & 14, September 18-19, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ohio
Rounds 15 & 16, October 8-9, Lime Rock Park

Skip Barber Racing School announced that it is holding the line on prices for 2010:
Race Weekend – $2,999
Practice – $1,299
Lapping – $1,199/Day
Lead/Follow Lapping – $1,399
Computer Car Session – $699

A full-season pre-pay starts at $19,193 for the eight race weekends – a savings of 20%.You can also add additional Race Series activities to your pre-pay and save 20% when you pay by April 1.

Even if you don’t prepay the season, Skip Barber Race Series activities are eligible for Skip Barber Racing School’s new Plan Ahead and Save pricing:


Skip Barber Racing School’s Plan Ahead and Save pricing



Days in Advance



90 or more









29 or less


Full price

Discounts may not be combined with any other offer. The customer will always receive the highest single discount to which they are entitled.

Please contact your School & Series Advisor direct or call toll free at 800.221.1131 Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 7:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm (all times Eastern).

Jim Altemus

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