Skip Barber Alumni on the Podium!Oct 10, 2022
Sergio Perez finished runner-up in the wet-weather F1 Japanese Grand Prix. Perez’s podium finish marks his ninth of the 2022 season. Checo sits third in the driver standings and has assisted the Red Bull Racing team to the top of the constructor standings. In 2004, Perez visited the Skip Barber Racing School to make his transition from karts to cars and competed in the Skip Barber Race Series.
A pair of Skip Barber graduates finished inside the Top 4 of the NASCAR Cup Series ROVAL race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch piloted the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to a third-place finish. Busch visited the Skip Barber Racing School to brush up on his road course racing skills and learn Circuit of the Americas track ahead of its inaugural race. Fresh off his announcement of racing in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2023, A.J. Allmendinger finished behind Busch in the fourth position. The Road Course Ringer competed in the Skip Barber Race Series and won the championship in 2002.
Allmendinger, pulling double-duty racing in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races, claimed his fifth Xfinity Series race win at Charlotte Motor Speedway behind the wheel of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet. Noah Gragson picked up his 13th podium finish after placing in third. The No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet driver receives instruction from the Skip Barber Racing School. On select Xfinity road course race weekends he is coached by Skip Barber Instructor Carter Fartuch.