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Speak to any successful racecar driver
about the key components for success in
the sport, and one dead certainty on the
list is sure to be funding.
In the history of motorsports, the ability
to finance a ride has always impacted who
will sit in the driver’s seat. Talent can only
get a prospect so far. The good news is that
talent can open doors to potential funding –
but even the most gifted will have their
careers stall without such opportunities.
Skip Barber Racing School plays a vital
part in the motorsports ecosystem – from
training one out of three professionals, to
providing racing scholarships that allow
recipients to take the next step, and all
while providing guidance and access to
talent management for those hoping to
make racing their career.
With more than 300,000 graduates in
its more than 40-year history, the school
makes it a priority to give back – to fund
the dream and the excite the enthusiast.
This year, Skip Barber Racing School will
continue the tradition of awarding
scholarships to deserving champions who
demonstrate passion, talent and drive. The
newly-announced Championship Series is
testament to this commitment. With more
than $200,000 in scholarship awards on
offer, racers from both North and South
America will vie for the chance to take
Skip Barber Racing School makes it a priority to give back and help drivers achieve their goals and dreams.
platform, is there to direct the careers of
Skip Barber Racing School graduates.
The program allows up-and-coming
drivers the opportunity to access
professional training to help make them
successful professionals. Key elements of
Skip Barber Driver Development include
publicity, sponsorship, coaching and
mentoring, brand development and
career management, all under the
guidance of a first class driver development
team at Autosport Development, headed
by Jonathan Hadaya.
Asked about the Skip Barber Racing
School difference, CEO Michael Culver
says, “There is nothing more rewarding
than helping a determined and talented
driver succeed. We have developed a full
portfolio of offerings from our core
3-Day Racing School, to our race series,
to scholarship awards and Skip Barber
Driver Development. Everything we do
has been created with the intent to
improve the driver and help them realize
their dreams. This is our focus.”
For more information about Skip
Barber Racing School’s programs and
driving classes, Skip Barber Driver
Development, or any of the scholarship
shootout opportunities, please visit
skipbarber.com or call 1-800-221-1131.
the next step on the motorsports ladder.
The 2016 season-opener takes place at
Road Atlanta, May 19–22.
Other scholarship shootouts include
the Skip Barber Racing Academy, which
jump starts the careers of those with no
prior racing experience. Past Academy
winners include Michai Stephens, a
two-time Team USA Scholarship winner
and current USF2000 racer.
For experienced karters who want to
transition to racecars, the Karts to Cars
Scholarship Shootout is an opportunity to
transition from karts to cars in a tried and
true format. Previous Shootout winners
include 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner
Ryan Hunter-Reay and Spencer Pigot,
who’ll make his Indy 500 debut this May.
Finally, Skip Barber Driver
Development, an exclusive and
comprehensive talent development
POWERING THE DREAM
By Debbie Ebalobo
SBRS’s tried and
nurture talent, but
progress up the ladder
requires funding, too.
Which is why its racing
scholarships are such
an important focus.
Skip Barber Racing
School’s proven and
of racing schools,
programs is unrivaled
in North America.