Skip Barber Racing School continues its 38-year tradition of finding, training and developing the best young drivers in the world with the second annual Skip Barber Racing School IndyCar Academy at Sebring International Raceway on Nov. 6-8, 2013.
Eligibility for the Skip Barber Racing School IndyCar Academy is simple: graduate from one Skip Barber 3-Day Formula Car Racing School and 2-Day Advanced Racing School. Individuals must be nominated for the Academy by a Skip Barber Racing School Instructor and meet the following criteria:
- No car racing experience, Including club, pro, historic and non-SBRS sanctioned shootouts
- No outdoor karting experience
From the pool of applicants, only 33 are chosen to compete in the annual Skip Barber IndyCar Academy, the Official Racing School of the Mazda Road to Indy program. For an entry fee of $3,000, the participants receive multiple on track sessions, sponsorship instruction, driver preparation knowledge and feedback from Skip Barber Racing School instructors throughout the three-day event.
The event is an intense competition that rewards consistent speed and punishes mistakes. The grand prize is a fully sponsored entry in the 2014 Skip Barber Summer Series presented by Mazda.
Competing in the Skip Barber Race Series presented by Mazda makes it possible to have a shot at the year-end Skip Barber Race Series Championship Shootout and a chance for sponsored advancement down the Mazda Road to Indy: USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights.
In addition to the Skip Barber IndyCar Academy, Skip Barber Racing School also provides two other paths for drivers to enter the Mazda Road to Indy. For karters, Skip Barber Racing School conducts the Skip Barber Racing School Karting Shootout currently scheduled for November, which allows karters to move from karts to Formula Skip Barber 2000 racecars. The winner of the Karting Shootout will win a fully sponsored entry in either the summer or winter Skip Barber Racing Series in 2013.
For individuals with prior racing experience, Skip Barber Racing School offers an arrive-and-drive regional race series. Each year, Skip Barber Racing conducts 12-14 race weekends; six or seven double-race events for each of the two seasonal championships. Competing in the Skip Barber Race Series presented by Mazda makes it possible to have a shot at the year-end Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout and a chance for sponsored advancement down the Mazda Road to Indy.
The 2013 Skip Barber Racing School IndyCar Academy selection process is already underway with Skip Barber Racing School instructors selecting their most talented students from the Skip Barber 3-Day Formula Car Racing School. Applicants must complete their programs on or prior to Sept. 30, 2013. For more information, call (800) 221-1131 or visit skipbarber.com.