Ashley Freiberg clinches 2009-2010 Skip Barber Southern Race Series championship

Monday, April 12, 2010 Ashley Freiberg became the first woman in the history of the Skip Barber Race Series to win an overall championship when she clinched the Southern Race Series title this past weekend at Sebring International Raceway. The 18-year old from Homer Glen, Ill. posted six wins and 10 podiums on her way to the title, besting runner up Dennis Trebing by 16 points in the final standings. Freiberg finished the season strong with a fourth and her sixth win of the season.

Ashley Freiberg picked up 10 podiums (including 6 wins) on her way to the title

There is no rest for the champion as Freiberg heads to Virginia International Raceway the weekend of April 23-25 for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, where she currently sits seventh in the championship. Ashley isn’t the only member of the Freiberg family to pick up a championship this past weekend as her brother Brian clinched the 2009-2010 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge Winter Tour title at Sebring.

Full race report to follow.

Jim Altemus

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