The pedigree of alumni that have and
continue to pass through the Skip Barber
Racing School program is undeniable.
From open-wheel to sports cars, the Skip
Barber Racing School mark is evident in
the countless racers, crew and support
teams present in the paddock on any
given professional weekend.
This year, a new breed of racers will
head to Road Atlanta, Ga., for the kick-off
of the much anticipated Skip Barber
Championship Series. These competitors
will show that they’ve got what it takes to
follow in the footsteps of some big names.
On the formula side, the talent will be
deep, with veterans and rookies alike
vying for the lucrative $200,000 prize.
The field will be one of the most
international groups the series has seen
in quite some time. From veteran Timo
Reger from Houston, Texas (a two-time
series champion, who fell short of the
$200,000 scholarship prize), to Rookie
Manu Cabrera from Mexico (runner-up,
Reto Telmex FIA Mexico National Karting
Championship), to Bayley Mickley from
Perth, Western Australia (champion, 2015
The Skip Barber Championship Series will be contested by a deep field of talent looking to climb the ladder.
starting field. That list includes former
winners Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio
Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Juan
Pablo Montoya, plus the likes of Marco
Andretti, Alexander Rossi, Sage Karam,
Josef Newgarden, and more.
In the MAZDASPEED Challenge,
five-time returning champion Bryan
Hixon is looking for a sixth title, but
returning racers will put up a fight,
including Lawrence Possien, from
Chelsea, Ala., and hometown favorite
Adam Diamond, from Atlanta, Ga.
“Seat time and competiveness are key
for any racer, and the series will provide
both to our drivers,” says Michael Culver,
chairman, chief executive officer and
managing member of Skip Barber Racing
School. “We value our role in developing
and molding the future of motorsports.
We believe that this series will provide the
best value and experience in racing.”
Racers will take to the challenging
Road Atlanta track on May 19, 2016,
to go head to head in the opening rounds
of the Skip Barber Championship Series.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHAMPIONS
By Debbie Ebalobo
Winning the Skip Barber
will be down to the
talent of the driver, not
the car, thanks to the
of the machinery
provided by SBRS’s
talented tech crew.
TO BE FIRST
2016 SKIP BARBER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 19-22 Rds. 1 & 2 Road Atlanta, Ga.
June 22-26 Rds. 3 & 4 Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Pa.
July 4-6 Rds. 5 & 6 Road America, Wis.
July 28-30 Rds. 7 & 8 Thompson Motor Speedway, Conn.
Aug. 22-25 Rds. 9 & 10 Virginia International Raceway, Va.
Sept. 14-18 Rds. 11 & 12 Autobahn Country Club, Ill.
Oct. 13-15 Rds. 13 & 14 Lime Rock Park, Conn.
Nov. 9-12 Rds. 15 & 16 Road Atlanta, Ga.
(LEFT) The 2016
Challenge is sure to
be a hard-fought
contest, with six-time
champ Bryan Hixon
heading the field.
Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout),
drivers will be racing their hearts out to
earn a spot amongst legendary past
champions, including a significant portion
of this year’s 100th Indianapolis 500