Skip Barber Racing School named Presenting Partner for TC AmericaJan 19, 2021
Austin, TX — SRO Motorsports America and Skip Barber Racing School announce the next evolution of a multi-year partnership. Starting in 2021, SRO America’s popular touring car championship will be known as TC America powered by Skip Barber.
Founded in 1975, Skip Barber Racing School is the premier racing and driving school in North America. With over four decades of experience, Skip Barber schools have taught over 350,000 people at the top circuits in the country. Notable graduates include Juan Pablo Montoya, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, AJ Allmendinger, and many more.
Skip Barber has served as the Official Racing School of SRO America since 2019. This past Fall, in partnership with Honda Performance Development, Skip Barber added Touring Cars to its advanced racing school programs and welcomed Honda’s Civic Type R TC and Civic SI TCA race cars into its program stables.
Aiming to provide a true arrive-and-drive solution for drivers as well as a path to graduate directly into professional, licensed racing, the touring car program at Skip Barber Racing Schools will feed right into the ultra-competitive TC America championship. Skip Barber will also compete with its own TC America race team, providing expanded driver coaching and testing opportunities for drivers to fast-track their skills and racecraft.
“We are proud to become the presenting sponsor for the TC America series and continue to grow our relationship with SRO. Broadening our driver development offerings into touring cars was a natural fit and we are thrilled to debut the Skip Barber Racing Team. The expertly prepared Honda Performance Development Civic race cars make the perfect complement to our fleet to diversify driver development and further hone advanced skills,” said Kirk Dooley, SBRS Chief Operating Officer.
“We are very excited to welcome Skip Barber Racing School as presenting sponsor of SRO’s TC America series. So many of our drivers are already Skip Barber Racing School graduates that I am glad the program saw the opportunity to expand its relationship with the SRO,” said Jim Jordan, TC America series manager.
“TC America offers both a ‘proving ground’ and a ladder to build racing careers. TC America is unique in that we have drivers who love the close competition and sprint format and regard our series as ‘home’ while we also field drivers who race in TC America on their way to a professional driving career. I am proud that Skip Barber Racing School recognized the TC America as a series one to partner and grow with.”
The 2021 TC America schedule includes many storied North American circuits.
- March 5th – 7th – Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, CA
- April 30th – May 2nd – Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX
- May 21st – 23rd – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park – Bowmanville, Ontario
- June 11th – 13th – VIRginia International Raceway – Alton, VA
- August 27th – 29th – Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
- September 17th – 19th – Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
- October 15th – 17th – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, IN