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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Thursday, November 18, 2004 The Summit Point Race Weekend was rounds three and four of the 2004-2005 Southern Series championship. The weather was cold and windy, but sunny, with the exception of Friday when we had rain all day. We compensated for the Friday conditions by offering the whole group the opportunity to get in the usual two sessions and
Thursday, November 04, 2004 A great track and good racing made for a solid opening weekend of the Southern championship… G1R1 (Championship) National Championship ringer Matt Varsha appears very focused as he preps for his 2005 campaign by running the Southern Series, and on Saturday he put in a decisive “lights-to-flags” win. John Pew and John Greist are very quick,
Thursday, November 04, 2004 Series Director Todd Snyder caught this defining moment on ”film” in Saturday’s Sportsman race. Phillip Ploskas, in the #39 on the right, oofed the compromised right-hander, allowing Jonathan Miller, in the #25 on the left, to take the lead for good. Smiling Senor Gomez had a third and a win! G2R2 (Sportsman) Another really good show.
Thursday, October 28, 2004 The opening rounds of the Skip Barber Western Race Series enjoyed great weather and an enthusiastic collection of drivers. The weekend’s field size dictated two divisions — Sportsman and Championship — and by Sunday afternoon we had witnessed our typical good racing and good times… G1R1 (Championship) New guy (er, new boy) Ryan Phinny, fresh out
Thursday, October 28, 2004 G2R2 (Sportsman) Jeff Kaiser made up for his less-than-stellar Saturday effort with a flag-to-flagger on Sunday, one-and-a-half seconds ahead of Theobald, who in turn was about a half-second in front of Gregory. The first lap was pretty darn exciting, with Cheadle, Rock, Roberts and Sarena Traver all having four-offs. When all four of them properly came