Skip Barber Racing School Announces $200,000 Career Enchancement ScholarshipAug 11, 2015
Braselton, GA (August 11, 2015) — Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce one of the best career enhancement opportunities in motorsports. As the “gateway to motorsports”, Skip Barber Racing School know it encounters drivers each year that want to go virtually everywhere in motorsports. Beginning in 2016, Skip Barber plans to help further it’s legacy of building a promoting champions by providing a $200,000 career enhancement scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to the 2016 Summer Series Champion in the Skip Barber Formula Car.
The scholarship aims to provide the winner an opportunity to create their own destiny. Whether the driver is destined to be the next Skip Barber alum to win the Indy 500 or they are set on a career in sportscars, the award will certainly help them make the transition to the next level.The winner will also be invited to the Mazda Shootout with the opportunity to win $200,000 from Mazda toward a USF2000 ride.
“We at Skip Barber Racing School have a proven record of developing champions and we see this scholarship as a way to keep our race series full of the best talent that North America has to offer” said Director of Competition Casey Carden.
The Skip Barber Race Series now offers a $400,000 potential prize package for its 2016 Summer Series Champion thanks to the scholarship and invitation to the Mazda Shootout. The 2015-2016 Skip Barber Winter Series Champion will also receive a scholarship to compete for the big prize.
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