Skip Barber Racing School Alumni Dominate Le Mans and Honda IndyCar of TorontoJun 15, 2015
[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” opn_row_id=”” opn_row_gutter=”” opn_enable_overlay=”off” opn_hide_navigation=”off”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Skip Barber Racing School Alumni Dominate Le Mans and Honda IndyCar of Toronto” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Skip Barber Racing School is proud to congratulate the alumni racing in this past weekend’s iconic events. Skip Barber Racing School trained drivers continued the tradition of strong performances by dominating the podium in the 83rd annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Honda IndyCar Toronto, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000.
“This is a testament to our model,” said Michael Culver, CEO, Skip Barber Racing School. “For 40 years, we have trained the best of the best and we continue to see their success in every tier of racing. We are so proud of our alumni and their accomplishments and can’t wait to continue training the next generation of talent and the future of racing.”
In the legendary Le Mans race, the GTE-Pro victory went to Skip Barber Racing School alumnus Jordan Taylor and his teammates in the No. 64 Corvette C7.R. Following in Taylor’s footsteps in the GTE-Am class were Skip Barber Racing School alumnus Patrick Dempsey and Patrick Long. Both had a strong showing driving the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR home to a second-place finish in the Le Mans GTE-Am class, just one lap behind the class-winning No. 72 SMP Racing Ferrari after the 24 hours.
Dempsey and Long were not the only Skip Barber Racing School alumni who had a solid showing as Le Mans, Rookies Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler also graced the podium with a third place finish driving the No. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari F458 Italia in GTE-Am.
In the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of Toronto – Josef Newgarden took the lead on the 72nd lap and never relinquished it, finishing 1.45 seconds ahead of teammate Luca Filippi at the IndyCar race.
Spencer Pigot also continued his steady climb up the open-wheel ladder with a victory in the Indy Lights double-header in Toronto on Sunday. Pigot finished just over three seconds ahead of Jack Harvey as the pair were the only drivers in the field to emerge unscathed from a race marred by wet conditions and over-exuberant driving. Kyle Kaiser, Skip Barber Racing School Western Series competitor and former Scholarship Winner in Karts to Cars Shootout, rounded out the podium in third.
In the Pro Mazda race, the top spot in the Expert Class went to former Skip Barber Racing School Master’s Champion Bobby Eberle in Race 1.
Recent Skip Barber Racing School Alumnus Jake Eidson showcased his talent and training in USF2000 by claiming one first place finish in Race 1 of the weekend and a second place finish in Race 2. Eidson won the Skip Barber Racing School Winter and Summer Series before moving up into USF2000. Luke Gabin, the 2013 Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout winner rounded out the podium in a third place.
The winners this past weekend continued to solidify Skip Barber Racing School’s position as the training ground of champions and the Gateway to Motorsports. ” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”About the Skip Barber Racing School
For 40 years, Skip Barber Racing School operates a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and special projects across North America. No other organization delivers such a combination of high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences. Skip Barber Racing School is the leader in training motorsport legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and many more.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]