Skip Barber Racing School announces 2017 Championship Series schedule

Skip Barber Racing School announces 2017 Championship Series schedule

Skip Barber Racing School

Skip Barber Racing School announces 2017 Championship Series schedule

Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce the upcoming schedule for the 2017 Championship Series. The 2017 Skip Barber Racing School Championship Series will launch in May at Carolina Motorsports Park and conclude in October at Palm Beach International Raceway. The Series will travel to a total of six iconic tracks and allow competitors to test their skill in either the Formula Skip Barber or MAZDASPEED MX5 Cars. As the Gateway to Motorsports for both aspiring professionals and enthusiastic amateurs, Skip Barber Racing School will continue to offer unparalled opportunities for racing scholarships and awards. As a result, the upcoming 2017 season promises to be the most thrilling yet as Formula racers vy for the most lucrative purse of the series – a $100,000 scholarship match.

There is no better value proposition in motorsports!

  • More Races Per Weekend
  • The Best Awards in grass roots motorsports
  • Showcase your talents on the largest stage available to aspiring professionals.

2017 Championship Series Schedule (Formula and MX5 Cars)

  • Carolina Motorsports Park – Season Opener – Rounds 1, 2 & 3 May 25 – 28, 2017 (Formula and MX5 Cars)
  • Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Rounds 4, 5 & 6 June 22 – 25, 2017 (Formula and MX5 Cars)
  • Road America – Rounds 7, 8 & 9 July 24 – 27, 2017 (Formula and MX5 Cars)
  • National Corvette Museum – Rounds 10, 11 & 12 August 17 – 20, 2017 (Formula and MX5 Cars)
  • Autobahn Country Club – Rounds 13, 14 & 15 September 11 – 13, 2017 (Formula Cars ONLY)
  • Palm Beach International Raceway – FINALE – Rounds 16, 17 & 18 October 5 – 8, 2017 (Formula and MX5 Cars)

“We want to continue Skip Barber Racing School’s tradition of creating champions,” said Chief Executive Officer Michael Culver, “and this Championship Series season will be more competitive than ever. Racers will need to be consistent, dedicated and determined to win the $100,000 scholarship match.”

With its 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 renowned tracks set the stage for an action packed season of racing. If you want to get back in the seat of a race car, this is the season to do it!

Competitors in the Formula Skip Barber Cars will benefit from the following:

  • 6 Race Weekends, 6 Iconic Track Locations
  • Only $5,995 per weekend
  • Each Weekend – 3 Races, 2 Practice Sessions and 1 Qualifying Session
  • Drop 2 lowest race results

Competitors in the MAZDASPEED MX5 Cup Cars will have a full season consisting of the following:

  • 5 Race Weekends, 5 Iconic Track Locations
  • only $5,995 per weekend
  • Each Weekend – 3 Races, 2 Practice Sessions and 1 Qualifying Session
  • Drop 2 lowest race results

Overall Prizes – Formula

  • First place: $100,000 Scholarship – matching dollar/ dollar
  • Second place: $15,000 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $10,000 SBRS Credits
  • Most improved: $5,000 SBRS Credits
  • Rookie of the year: 5,000 SBRS Credits

Formula Masters (End of Year)

  • First place: $12,500 SBRS Credits
  • Second place: $7,500 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $5,000 SBRS Credits

Overall MAZDASPEED MX-5 Prizes

  • First place: $15,000 SBRS Credits
  • Second place: $10,000 SBRS Credits
  • Third place: $7,500 SBRS Credits
  • Master winner: $3,000 SBRS Credits
  • Most improved: $3,000 SBRS Credits
  • Rookie of the year: $3,000 SBRS Credits

About the Skip Barber Racing School

Since 1975, Skip Barber Racing School operates a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and special projects across North America. No other organization delivers such a combination of high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences. Skip Barber Racing School is the leader in training motorsport legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sergio Perez, Gabby Chavez, Josef Newgarden, Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot and many more.

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