Skip Barber Cup Championship added to BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by MazdaJan 12, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 In a nod to the 35th anniversary of the company’s founding, the Skip Barber Racing School today announced a separate championship to be run in conjunction with the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. Named in honor of company founder and former owner Skip Barber, the Skip Barber Cup Championship is open to drivers aged 26 and older who would like to race against the younger drivers at the marquee events offered in the 2010 National schedule, but are not eligible for the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development system. Skip Barber Cup drivers will compete for a separate championship and prize fund to be announced later.
“There has been a longstanding interest by some of our more experienced sportsman drivers to compete against future racing stars on a National level”, said Todd Snyder, Vice President of Competition at Skip Barber Racing School. “The Skip Barber Cup gives those drivers an opportunity to race at a 12 Hours of Sebring or a Petit Le Mans against drivers of similar age and ability for their own championship.”
Barber, the long-time owner of Lime Rock Park and the newly created Lime Rock Drivers Club, added, “From the very beginning the Race Series catered to two distinct audiences; the young up-and-coming racer with career aspirations and the driver for whom racing is more of an avocation. The Skip Barber Cup continues that tradition; giving that second group the opportunity to compete on a national level in an arrive-and-drive series with professional coaching.”
The 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda season begins the weekend of March 5-7 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. For more information about the National Series, please call Skip Barber Racing School at 866-932-1949 Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm (all times Eastern) or clickt here.
2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber Cup Championship schedule
Seven double-race weekends
Spring Training, January 28-29, Sebring International Raceway
Rounds 1 & 2, March 5-7, Homestead-Miami Speedway with Grand-Am
Rounds 3 & 4, March 16-19, Sebring International Raceway with American Le Mans Series
Rounds 5 & 6, April 22 – 25, Virginia International Raceway with Grand-Am
Rounds 7 & 8, May 28-June 1, Lime Rock Park with Grand-Am
Rounds 9 & 10, July 15-17, New Jersey Motorsports Park with Grand-Am
Rounds 11 & 12, August 20-22, Road America with American Le Mans Series
Rounds 13 & 14, September 28-October 1, Road Atlanta with American Le Mans Series
Skip Barber Cup Race Weekends are $4,699, including one practice session, two qualifying sessions and two races. Pre-pay for the full season by February 5 and pay $26,314, a savings of 20%.
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
Discounts may not be combined with any other offer. The customer will always receive the highest single discount to which they are entitled.