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SBN at VIR

Friday, April 21, 2006 ALTON, Va. – Late entrant Chris Wehrheim surprised everyone with the quickest time in the first practice session in preparation for qualifying later this afternoon for Saturday’s race one. A second practice session is scheduled for 1:00 today; the qualifier is set for 4:15. Rain was called for today, but it’s yet to show up. Friday

Western Series Finale

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 The 2005-2006 Western Series saw a record number of drivers; 93 in Sportsman and 38 in Championship. For the finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the weather wasn’t stellar (off and on rain), but the racing was really good, which is usually the case at Laguna. The Championship division title had already been clinched by Alexander

The National: Rounds 3 & 4 This Weekend

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 After a whirlwind season-opener at the A1GP event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – the two Skip Barber National Presented by RACER races were by far the best of the entire weekend – the National heads to VIR this weekend, supporting the Grand-Am Rolex and Grand-Am Cup headliners. Marco Di Leo, younger brother of former Barber

Southern Series Finale

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 The first set of “southern” Skip Barber races was way back in the early 1980s; Barney Oldfield and Bernd Rosemeyer won the first couple of races, if memory serves. (TerryLee was working with ‘em…) The 2005-2006 Southern Series finale was at Sebring International; Chamber of Commerce weather, 38 drivers (nine of them rookie drivers, including a

Oakland Valley Race Park & Skip Barber

Monday, April 10, 2006 LAKEVILLE, Conn. and CUDDEBACKVILLE, N.Y. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC and Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP), a full-service karting facility in Cuddebackville, N.Y., announced a co-marketing partnership. Skip Barber Racing School, LLC, is now the Official Auto Racing School of Team OVRP. Additionally, three of OVRP’s kart racing series – the WKA Northeast Sprint Series,

Skip Barber ‘Scores’ Well in Atlantic

Monday, April 10, 2006 LONG BEACH, Calif. – At the Champ Car Mazda Atlantic season opener in Long Beach, six of the top 15 finishers were Skip Barber Racing alumni – four of those in the top 10 – despite ‘‘losing’’ Skippy instructor Jonathan Bomarito to a mechanical while he was in second place (and chasing down the leader). Andreas

Las Vegas: Racy, As One Would Expect

Monday, April 03, 2006 You have to go way back to 1999 to find a Race Series result sheet from the outside road course at LVMS. Since then, the track and facilities have been vastly improved: The layout is fast and mostly smooth, run-off is good (if a bit rocky!) and a couple of corner complexes – Seven and Eight,

Masters National: Leaving Las Vegas, It’s Willcox with Two Wins

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 The last time the Race Series had been to Las Vegas was 1999 and since then, the track had re-vamped its ‘‘outside’’ road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Rounds three and four of the Masters National proved the circuit to be not easily, um, mastered… Race One Surprise! Chris Willcox was not on pole. In

2005 SBN Champ Gerardo Bonilla Wins Mazda Opener

Monday, March 20, 2006 More proof that the Skip Barber National is the place to prepare ‘‘star’’ drivers of the future: 2005 Champion Gerardo Bonilla spanked the Star Mazda field in the series opener at the 2006 Sebring 12-Hour. Photo by the incomparable Sidell Tilghman SEBRING, Fla. (March 18) – The champion of last year’s Skip Barber National Presented by

SBN at A1GP: Double Di Leo

Sunday, March 12, 2006 Marco Di Leo got to do this twice at the A1GP weekend, and has instantly established himself as a championship contender. Skip Barber National Presented by RACER: Double Di Leo MONTEREY, Calif. (March 11 & 12) – The lap charts show Marco Di Leo leading every lap of the two races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Skip Barber National Qualifying

Sunday, March 12, 2006 Qualifying for race one, Skip Barber National Presented by RACER, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: 1. Marco Di Leo, Markham, Ont. Can., 1:40.131/80.534 mph 2. Justin Moon, Shingle Springs, Calif., 1:40.342/80.365 3. Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Conn., 1:40.633 4. Alex Doman, Conifer, Colo., 1:40.820 5. Joel Miller, Hesperia, Calif., 1:41.051 6. Alexander Rossi, Nevada City, Calif., 1:41.063 7.

A1GP: Two Skip Barber Champions One-Two After First Practice

Friday, March 10, 2006 Bryan Herta, a former Barber Pro Series champion (1991), turned a 1:18.620, besting the 22-car A1GP field. Salvador Duran, a recent Midwest Regional Race Series champion, was just a tick behind, putting up a 1:18.948 Rick Roso

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