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Skip Barber Racing School recently
announced the upcoming schedule for
the 2016 Championship (formerly
“Summer”) Series, and the season is
already promising to be one of the most
competitive in the history of the program.
Formula Car racers will be vying for the
most lucrative purse of the series – a
Racers in the MX5 Cup cars have a
chance to win $41,500, while Masters
Racers (drivers over 40 years of age) will
not be left out of the prize contention,
with $25,000 on the line for them.
In the past, Formula Car racers would
earn a spot to compete in the Skip Barber
Championship Shootout, a three-day
competition where a champion would be
crowned, but this season will be different:
Changes to Skip Barber’s Championship Series make it even more of a must-do for up-and-coming racers.
Racers will compete at seven iconic
tracks, including new venues like
Pittsburgh International Raceway and
Thompson Motor Speedway, plus old
favorites such as Lime Rock Park, Road
Atlanta, VIRginia International Raceway
and Autobahn Country Club.
With the announcement of the schedule
coupled with the prizes, the 2016
Championship Series has attracted the
attention of drivers across North and South
America. That said, it’s not too late if you
haven’t yet signed up. So don’t miss your
chance to grab a seat in the greatest grass
roots racing series in motorsports today.
By Debbie Ebalobo
*Scholarship Award Terms and Conditions
refer to terms of scholarship award as
described in the rule book
the winner of the 2016 Champion Series
will earn the purse at the end of the season.
“We are continuing Skip Barber Racing
School’s tradition of creating champions
while providing exceptional value to those
that want to improve their racecraft,”
says Race Series director Casey Carden,
“and this season will have all of the
components to do just that.”
With it’s time-tested “Arrive and Drive”
format – ensuring that every racer has
access to the same equipment regardless
of their ability to spend – Skip Barber
Racing School is the purest form of
racing. World class instruction at world
renowned tracks sets the stage for an
action-packed season of racing. If you
want to get back in the seat of a racecar,
this is the year to do it!
ROUTE ONE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP
ANOTHER GRAD JOINS THE BIG TIME
2015 Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot is the latest Skip Barber
Racing School graduate to join the ranks of the Verizon IndyCar
Series. Pigot, who’ll make his debut at the St. Petersburg season-opener, before going on to race at the Indianapolis GP and 100th
Indianapolis 500, joins fellow SBRS grads Ryan Hunter-Reay, Juan
Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Josef Newgarden, to name a few.
2016 CHAMPIONSHIP (FORMERLY
“SUMMER”) SERIES SCHEDULE
May 19–22 Rds 1 & 2
Road Atlanta, Ga.
June 22–26 Rds 3 & 4
Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex, Pa.
July 4-6 Rds 5 & 6
Road America, Wis.
July 28-30 Rds 7 & 8
Thompson Motorsports Park, Conn.
Aug. 22-25 Rds 9 & 10
Virginia Int’l 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.
was a must-do
route into racing,
changes for 2016
have made it even
better as a route
to the top ranks