Monday, April 18, 2005 Here are the details of the Skip Barber Midwestern & Eastern Race Series Triple Crown championship-within-a-championship. We think it’s pretty cool — and the prize is, too. There are actually six Triple Crown honors up for grabs: three each in the Eastern and Midwest Series. Each Region will recognize and award a Sportsman division Triple Crown
Thursday, April 14, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, announced April 13 the appointment of George Ayres as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ayres comes to Skip Barber from Ford Motor Company where he most recently led Sales and Marketing for the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT). Ayres has also held senior positions at Jaguar Cars both
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Congratulations to Tim Traver, the 2004-2005 Western Series Champion! Our Sportsman titlist was Sprague Theobald, while Jeff Kaiser was a deserved double-dipper: Masters Champion and Rookie of the Year, edging out Tom Roberts and Duncan Ende. And the irrepressible Dom Bastien was this season’s Grand Masters Champion. The Race Weekend itself saw Dimitri Delagrammaticus and Wayne
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Three words: This is a tremendously well produced, fun, extremely evocative synopsis. Ok, I’m busted, that’s more than three words. Regardless, block out 18 minutes of your busy life and watch it. We’ll even short cut things for you: Click here, then look for the red link that says “View the Southern Series 2004-2005 Banquet Video.”
Tuesday, April 05, 2005 In a great weekend of Regional racing on Daytona International’s famed high banks and road course, Murray Marden scooped the Sportsman title to join overall titlist Matt Varsha as 2004-2005 Southern Series champions. Kevin Scott took his first win after 12 years of SBRS racing, while Andre Villarreal took his first win — and then another!
Sunday, April 03, 2005 The Masters National drivers had a great weekend, and thanks to the exciting high banks of Daytona International Speedway, we saw tons of draft-passing at its best. Congrats to Chris Willcox on his back-to-back victories — Chris clearly had the field covered in the infield and showed why he is the reigning champ. The rest of
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Abhi (“Abby”) Ghatak, Senior V.P. of Operations for Skip Barber Racing, wanted to let the entire Skip Barber Racing family know that a lot of hard work is done during the winter, even above and beyond the running of our Western and Southern Series. Our terrific crews in Lakeville, Conn., Sebring, Fla., and Laguna Seca (Monterey),
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 As the Southern Series sets up camp at Daytona all this week for the Southern Series finale, yes, the Championship Class title is a done deal — again, congrats to Matt Varsha — but the battle for P2 should be hot and heavy. Especially on the high banks of “The World Center of Racing,” where the
Monday, March 28, 2005 Drifting Emergency! is the title of a story thread that’s been airing on Sports Car Revolution, a very popular show on SPEED TV. DE! is fun and interesting, done in a ”bad Japanese movie” style. Here’s the best part: Skip Barber Racing has a significant role in this ”movie,” as instructor Conrad Grunewald, an accomplished drifter
Friday, March 18, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – Rain or shine — or partly cloudy — Gerardo Bonilla can lap Sebring like you read about. After winning the opener yesterday in soaking conditions, in qualifying for today’s round two at Sebring International, on the pole he sits gain, having turned a 2:28.711, a full second clear of next-best Matt Varsha, who’s
Friday, March 18, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – Polesitter Gerardo Bonilla let Matt Varsha and Cole Nelson duke it out behind him as he took care of business up front to win his second race of the week in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The hairiest moment for Bonilla came within seconds of the start, a moment which
Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It what was the shortest Skip Barber National race in its six-year history, Gerardo Bonilla overcame very wet, slippery conditions at Sebring International Raceway to win round one of the 14-race championship. A first-lap red flag halted the proceedings (two different incidences), and with a time-certain schedule, there was no stopping the clock.