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This (this) is (is) not (not) an (an) Echo (Echo): Bonilla on Pole Again

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

Race Two To Bonilla Too

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

Race One: Short & Sweet for Bonilla

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.

Qualifying for Race One, SBNC

Thursday, March 17, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. – It’s no shock that Sebring wizard Gerado Bonilla took pole position in wet conditions (2:46.292) this morning. Equally unsurprising is to find Matt Varsha third-quick (2:50.200). But Skip Barber National rookie Casey Neal’s best lap has him second on the grid for this afternoon’s season-opening Round One. Wet but not wild was Gerardo

SBNC: First Practice, Sebring

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 SEBRING, Fla. (March 16) – Gerardo Bonilla, the 2004 runner-up, put up the fastest time in today’s practice session for the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, followed by Garrett Zine and Lorenzo Mandarino. Twenty-five drivers put in a time, with qualifying for the first of two rounds here at Sebring scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday)

Tim Traver Takes Western Title

Monday, March 14, 2005 It was a foggy day at Laguna Seca but the sun was shining for Tim Traver who locked up the Western Championship almost six years to the day after completing his Three-Day School. Tim, who had been a contender for the Championship many times in the past, confirmed his strength by taking pole in both his

Rounds 3 & 4 of the Masters National

Monday, March 14, 2005 Round Three & Four of the Skip Barber Master’s National was held at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. In three short days these guys experienced a season’s worth of weather conditions, track conditions — and of course, racing. Friday’s practice sessions were held under beautiful clear blue skies and above normal temperatures (new record high of

My first race weekend! (actually followed by another 4,000 exclamation points)

Saturday, March 12, 2005 Almost nine years to the day after my first inquiry into Skip Barber race series I finished my first race weekend. Many if not most of my fellow readers have felt the exhilaration of crossing the finish line under the checkered flag. It’s a feeling so unbelievable that one must experience it for oneself to truly

Southern Series, Roebling Road

Thursday, March 10, 2005 In the great Peach State of Georgia is Roebling Road, where we went for rounds 11 & 12 of the Southern Series. As born-and-bred Southerner “TearLee” puts it, “Roebling has to be one of the all-time favorite locations to hold a Skippy weekend. The track produces some of the best battles we witness each year, plus

Q&A’S FROM THE SUGGESTION BOX

Monday, March 07, 2005 I would like to answer a couple of questions from the question box at Sebring. In the future I will post more questions and answers, as we get them. Please remember that you can also direct any Race Series questions to [email protected] Question 1: “Why not run the Championship groups first in the day? It seems

Southern & Western at Sebring Full Course

Thursday, February 24, 2005 The combined Southern/Western Race Series weekend on Sebring’s 12-Hour full course was fantastic. Perfect weather, great racing and a big field (70+ drivers) — and the mechanics and crew did a stellar job of keeping things running smoothly. Read all about it! Lots of drivers, lots of fun; that was Sebring Western/Southern 2005! G1R1 (Sportsman) Jack

Masters National Championship: Willcox Wins One, and So Does Mayes

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Sebring International Raceway was the setting for the 2005 opener of the Skip Barber Master’s National Championship. The over-40-but-fast crowd got down and dirty and then some under clear blue skies and the perfect temperatures of wintertime Florida. Special note: The crew and mechanics did an especially tremendous job this weekend, getting race cars back onto

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