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A sport, whether practiced or viewed, has
the ability to bring families and generations
together, and motorsports is one prime
example. For 40 years, Skip Barber Racing
School has maintained this tradition,
injecting the passion for motorsports into
the DNA of families. For these folk, racing
is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
John Reger, father of Timothy and
Nicholas Reger who are two up-and-coming
racers in the Skip Barber system, says:
“Racing is in our blood, I rode dirt bikes,
then started racing street bikes in 1999.
“I decided I didn’t want my kids on
motorcycles, so I put them in karts when
they turned eight (Nikko) and 10 (Timo).
In their first race in the Southwest Regional
Cup there were more than 20 karts in the
field and they came in first and second.
We didn’t look back after that.”
Timothy, 19, is the current points leader
in the 2014-’ 15 Skip Barber Winter Series
and his younger brother Nikko began his
season at the legendary 63rd 12 Hours
of Sebring weekend as a competitor in the
Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge.
IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR
Reger brothers tackle open-wheel and sports cars with the support of nearest and dearest
Both young racers appear to have a
bright future ahead of them, and their
family is ecstatic about the chance to share
in their kids’ potential careers.
“Traveling to different tracks keeps us
together, since I try to go to every race
with them,” says John.
Timothy will conclude his season at
Sebring International Raceway in April for
the Skip Barber Winter Series, while Nikko
jump started his in March.
Both racers have a lot to prove, especially
with scholarships on the line. If Timo holds
on to his position in the series, he’ll receive
$12,500 in Skip Barber credits and entry
into Race Series Championship Shootout,
which will allow him to compete for a ride
in the 2016 USF2000 season. For Nikko,
a championship win means a $75,000
scholarship to move up to the MX- 5 Cup
Series presented by Battery Tender.
To track the careers of Nikko and Timo
and many more rising stars like them,
By Debbie Ebalobo
Jacob Eidson won multiple Skip Barber series
titles, before dominating the East Coast-based
sophomore season with Pabst Racing.
Nikko is gunning for
victory in the Skip
Pro Challenge, which
brings with it a $75k
scholarship to the
Mazda MX- 5 Cup.
ABOVE: Timo, here
with his father, John,
is leading the Skip
Barber Winter Series.
ANOThEr STAr GrADUATE
“Traveling to different
tracks keeps us together
since I try to go to every
race with them”