News announces contingency awards for Skip Barber National

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Orlando, Fla. (March 20) today announced a contingency awards package totaling $9,000 for drivers participating in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. Starting with the season opening weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the “ Winner’s Circle Award” will be paid to the top three point earners at each race weekend. will also award two prizes at the season ending banquet. The $1000 “ Most Improved Driver Award” will be presented to the driver who has made the biggest improvement over the course of the season as voted on by the Skip Barber National Core Coaches. A second $1000 prize, the “ Spirit of Racing Award”, will be given to the driver who has been chosen by their peers to be the one who is most anxious to help his/her fellow drivers, showing respect for his/her fellow drivers on and off the track.

“The young men and women racing in this series are some of the most talented young drivers in the world.” said founder and Skip Barber cup driver Dr. Jim Norman. “Our goal is to not only supplement their earnings as they get their professional racing careers up to speed, but to help them learn about prize money and relationships with sponsors.”

“The addition of these contingency awards to our existing prize package really boosts the value of the National series to our current and prospective drivers.” noted Todd Snyder, VP of Competition at Skip Barber Racing School. “We really want to thank Dr. Norman and for this generous prize package.”

At Homestead-Miami Speedway, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Spencer Pigot earned 66 points on the strength of a pole, a win and a third place finish to pick up the top prize of $500. Second was Dennis Trebing earned $300 with a pole, a win and an eighth place finish, while 2009 Skip Barber Summer Race Series champion Nick Andries, with fifth and second place finishes, will receive $200 from

The next races for 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda are March 18 and 19 at Sebring International Raceway as part of the 58th annual 12 Hours of Sebring. Follow the races almost live on

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