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NASCAR Driver Tuned Up with Skip Barber

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. – NASCAR Busch Series driver Ashton Lewis, Jr., drove his #25 Marines Ford Taurus to a fifth- and a third-place finish in the Skip Barber Southern Race Series event at Road Atlanta January 14-16. Okay, it wasn’t his Busch car, it was a Formula Dodge R/T 2000, but he’s confident that by going back

Western & Southern Race Weekend at Road Atlanta

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 The combined Southern & Western Race Series weekend at Road Atlanta enjoyed Chamber of Commerce weather, a good mix of drivers, a special appearance by a NASCAR driver, a first-time winner, and the debut of the BFGoodrich g-Sport tire. Here’s what happened… Western Series driver Jeff Kaiser went wheel-to-wheel with NASCAR’s Ashton Lewis, Jr. in Sunday’s

Road Atlanta Sunday

Sunday, January 16, 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. (Jan. 16) – Lucas McConnell decisively made up for the small miscue that cost him a big win on Saturday by taking the honors Sunday at Road Atlanta. Tim Traver finished second and Ashton Lewis, Jr., third. In the other groups, Matt Varsha came up from mid-pack to win again, over John Mayes and

Road Atlanta: Saturday

Saturday, January 15, 2005 Matt Varsha, getting some feedback from Race Series Director Todd Snyder, a few hours later started last in G1R1 but came up through the field to win decisively. Chris Hill and David Libby snagged P2 and P3, respectively. Michael Gomez posted a fine victory in the day’s second race after duking it out with Carlos Llano

Southern & Western Series at Road Atlanta

Saturday, January 15, 2005 Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the morning, but by the time the R/T 2000s head out of pitlane for the morning’s first session there’s sun and fun at Road Atlanta, one of the best ”driver’s” tracks in the country. Friday practice was good as the 35 competitors tuned up for today’s races. One of those

Karting Scholarship Shoot-out Day Three: Vorrath Is Biggest Winner

Sunday, January 09, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 9) – Scholarships totaling almost $100,000 were awarded to five young karters at the ninth annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out following three days of on-track assessment at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The biggest winner was Jordy Vorrath of White Rock, B.C., Canada: He earned a fully paid season of competition in the

Karting Shoot-out

Saturday, January 08, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 8) – Beginning to assert the speed and consistency of the kind that will impress the judges were Jordy Vorrath, Chris Carmody, Seth Ingham, Cole Nelson and about a dozen others as day two of the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out wrapped. Today, like yesterday, saw mixed weather conditions as the West Coast

Karting Shoot-out: We Charge Extra for Rain…

Friday, January 07, 2005 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 7) – The 46 karters vying for valuable seats in the 2005 Skip Barber Regional Race Series and the Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER were met with variable wet to very wet conditions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the first day of evaluations during the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out.

Announcement: 2005 National Championship Schedule

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Jan. 4) – The Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER announced its 2005 schedule today. Two of its seven race-weekends will support premier ALMS events: the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in mid-March, and the Road America 500 in late August. National Championship Managing Director Todd Snyder said, ”We made a concerted

Scalmanini, Albert Head First-Time Winners at Laguna

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for rounds five and six of the Western Series, where the R/T 2000s work really well so we almost always end up with really good racing, we had 30+ drivers that comprised three groups: two Championship and one Sportsman. One of the Championship groups was mostly ”karting kids,” prepping for the

Southern Series @ Moroso

Monday, December 13, 2004 Jonathan Miller, Richard Heistand, Craig Duerson and Matt Varsha all earned helmet stickers with a ”1” on them as rounds five and six of the Southern Series ran at Moroso Motorsports Park. Even ”The Boss” showed up to race! G1R1 (Sportsman) This was the weekend’s 18-car, 17-lap opener, and when Victor Pedrosa flew off the road

Theobold, Roberts Get First Wins at Laguna

Thursday, December 02, 2004 All we gotta say is this: More of you Eastern, Midwest and Southern guys and gals should try racing at Laguna. It’s good stuff! You don’t really want to tell the grandkids you never raced there, do you? G1R1 (Sportsman) It finished under yellow, but Sprague Theobald scored his first Race Series win, over Tom Roberts

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