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SKIP BARBER INSTRUCTOR THOMAS MERRILL TAKES TRANS AM CHECKERED FLAG

The Skip Barber Racing School Ford Mustang took the TA2 title at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this past weekend, piloted by racing school instructor Thomas Merrill. After being third fastest in practice, Merrill didn’t qualify due to a mechanical issue and the No. 81 Ford Mustang was forced to start 26th — second-to-last. Making it to the front took incredible skill,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE PONY

It’s hard to imagine, but over 10,000,000 Ford Mustangs have rolled off the production lines since that fateful day — April 17th, 1964 — when Lee Iacocca and his entire team stood proudly in the New York World’s Fair Pavilion and unveiled the car that would change the industry. Brought to an eager market as “an affordable ‘sporty’ coupe,” the

MUSTANG: HOW IT ALL STARTED

It was quite a year. 1964. Ali beat Sonny Liston.  UCLA’s men’s basketball team went 30-0. The Celtics won their 6th straight NBA title. The Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. And, an automobile that took an amazingly short 18 months to go from concept to public introduction created a frenzy at the New York World’s

THE CLASS OF THE FIELD AT SEBRING

The class of the field. The 2019 12 Hours of Sebring brought out some of the best in drivers in the world and among the stand out performances were former instructors and graduates of Skip Barber Racing Schools. From the top of the podium where Eric Curran and his teammates celebrated their dominant performance in the Cadillac DPi to Jordan

“Open 24 Hours” Winning Design Selected

Remember two months ago when you stayed up for 24 hours to watch some racing in the rain? Just like you we’re always up for some great racing, and that’s why we partnered with blipshift and RACER Magazine for the Open 24 Hours Tee Design Contest. There were scores of enduring entries, showing that you felt it in your hearts

RED LINE OFFICIAL LUBRICANT SUPPLIER

Benicia, Calif. (2019) – Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leader in the performance lubricants industry, today announced a partnership with legendary motorsports training academy, the Skip Barber Racing School. Going forward, Red Line products will be the exclusive supplier of lubricants used by the school. The company will also provide technical support, ensuring that the Skip Barber Racing School is

Hagerty Partners with the Skip Barber Racing School

Hagerty and Skip Barber Racing School Partner to Help Save Driving Partnership to power more than 40 annual events to teach manual shift, driving skills and the fun of classic cars   TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 27, 2019) – As part of its ongoing mission to save driving for future generations, Hagerty is partnering with the Skip Barber Racing School

TEEN SAFETY AND SURVIVAL SCHOOL

Driving is a rite of passage… and a tremendous responsibility. The National Safety Council summed it up in this compelling video. Take a look. That moment when your teenager takes the wheel for the first time and ventures out. Are they truly ready for the challenges, the unexpected actions of others or the changing road conditions? Make sure the answer is

Watch Sebring. Then Drive it!

Sebring is the focus this weekend as both the 1000 Miles and the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship bring together the greatest drivers and the fastest sports cars in the world. Watch it on CNBC and NBCSN…every twist, turn, pit stop and pass. Then, accept this invitation from the Skip Barber Racing School to DRIVE SEBRING FOR

SETTING THE PACE FOR THE WORLD CHALLENGE

When the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America roars into action on March 1-3 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, two Skip Barber Racing School Master Instructors will be driving the pace car. Our Instructors will set the pace for the season and highlight the Skip Barber Racing School as the Official Racing School of the Blancpain

“WORLD’S GREATEST” BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT

The television program is entitled “World’s Greatest” and on February 25th and March 4th they will celebrate the excellence that is The Skip Barber Racing School. Watch it here:   We’re honored to get the recognition, and hope that celebrating 36 years of preparing drivers to compete at every level of motorsports racing will encourage drivers to join the ranks of

Don’t let Road Atlanta pass you by

Road Atlanta is a world class track. The Skip Barber Racing School has just been named “World’s Greatest.” Put yourself in the mix and have the experience of a lifetime. 2.54 miles of rising turns and screaming straightaways. Want to learn how to drive a race car? Road Atlanta is the place. The Skip Barber Racing School is the experience.

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