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SBNC at Lime Rock, Race One

Friday, May 13, 2005 Full race story Saturday, following race two. Vorrath leaves pitlane on his Victory Lap, after winning an exciting battle Friday morning at Lime Rock Park Rick Roso

Q1: Matt Varsha Takes the SBNC Field to School

Thursday, May 12, 2005 LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Unleashing some of the promise we saw over the winter, when Matt Varsha handily won the Skip Barber Southern Series title, today he stuck his R/T 2000 on the pole for round five at Lime Rock Park of the much tougher Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. It was his

Watch Your [Next] Step!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Let’s call it the next Next Step. We’ve re-done the DVD that describes the racing options with Skip Barber following the completion of the Three-Day Racing School. Now a bit more than 5 minutes in length (as opposed to 12 min. for the first iteration), the next Next Step is faster, less expository and more ”emotional.”

Jordy Vorrath’s VIR: An insider’s view

Thursday, May 05, 2005 Jordy Vorrath is the 2005 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out “grand prize” winner (he earned a full-paid season in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER). He “donated” this article following rounds three and four of the SBNC at VIR… 2005 Karting Scholarship winner Jordy Vorrath. Practice I found that the track was a lot

TWO Big News Items in One Article!

Monday, May 02, 2005 News Item 1 – Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11 News Item 2 – Details of the 2005 East & Midwest Triple Crown Race in Front of a Big Crowd at Watkins Glen June 9 – 11 For the first time ever, the Skip Barber Race Series has

”Fore!” Fifteen LPGA players giving up golf to take up race car driving

Monday, May 02, 2005 Fore! Fifteen LPGA players are giving up the game of golf to take up race car driving. Okay, the first part of that statement is not true. But the second part is. Tuesday, May 24, beginning around 10:30 a.m. until about 1:30 or so, as part of the preliminary activities to the Corning Classic (Corning Country

VIR Kicks Off Summer Series with a Bang – On Track and in the Skies

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Freezing wind, heavy rain showers and variable track conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Eastern and Midwestern Regional opening race weekend at the hospitable Virginia International Raceway track. Rookie drivers took home the wins, Igor Sushko 3 wins in Sportsman, Pablo Sanchez 3 wins in Championship, Christopher Wehrheim a win in Championship, and Steve

He started out as a Skippy mechanic…

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 He started out as a Skippy mechanic. No shock, he was great at it. Moved into the Lakeville office to become a school and series advisor; very quickly he became one of the best we had seen. His sincere, intelligent mien, his depth of knowledge, earned him the Race Series role of what we now call

Rounds 3 & 4 of SBNC @ VIR: MoVs are .007 and .291

Sunday, April 24, 2005 ALTON, Va. – In the weekend’s first Skip Barber National race, points leader Gerardo Bonilla starts the furthest back he has in a long, long time — seventh — and wins the race. For the second race, Bonilla starts on pole. And doesn’t win. And that goes to show you what you get when you mix

VIR Q2: Neither Rain — Nor Shine — Slows Bonilla

Saturday, April 23, 2005 ASTON, Va. – When they opened pit lane to begin the qualifying session for the weekend’s second race of the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, the rain was coming down. By the time the first R/T 2000 got back onto VIR’s front straight, the sun was peeking out. Okay, the cards were on the

VIR, National R1: Bonilla in a Nailbiter

Saturday, April 23, 2005 Last lap, four corners to go, Lorenzo Mandarino inches in front of Gerardo Bonilla. Bonilla got a run out of the last corner and it was a photo finish over the line — Bonilla by 0.007 of a second… At halfway, Cole Nelson (77) led Pablo Sanchez Lopez (77), Jordy Vorrath (47) and Matt Varsha (31).

Surprise Polesitter for Round Three

Friday, April 22, 2005 ASTON, Va. – Pablo Sanchez Lopez, at age 15, is the youngest driver ever to take a pole position in the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER. The young Mexican driver, part of the Escuderia Telmex program, put up a blistering 2:09.072 / 91.205 mph on Virginia International Raceway’s Full Course, a full half-second quicker

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