Skip Barber Racing School today announced its 2010 MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule, which features the addition of both an eighth Race Weekend and two new venues; Grattan Raceway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
As part of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder, the MAZDASPEED Challenge champion will be invited to the annual Mazda Club Racing Champions Shoot-out, the winner of which earns a package to compete in the following year's SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.
Todd Snyder, VP of Competition at Skip Barber Racing School, noted the growth of the Challenge, now entering its third season. “Last year was a turning point for the MAZDASPEED Challenge, with the season finishing up with strong fields at the last two weekends. Adding an eighth Race Weekend to the mix is a vote of confidence for the series.”
“The addition of Grattan and Mid-Ohio are more an indication of how the series is growing,” continued Snyder. “New tracks add to the diversity of venues that make the MAZDASPEED Challenge so challenging.”
2010 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge schedule
Rounds 1 & 2, May 1-2, Virginia International Raceway, Va.
Rounds 3 & 4, May 22-23, Watkins Glen International, N.Y.
Rounds 5 & 6, June 11-12, Lime Rock Park, Conn.
Rounds 7 & 8, July 10-11, Road Atlanta, Ga.
Rounds 9 & 10, Aug. 6-7, Lime Rock Park
Rounds 11 & 12, Aug. 28-29, Grattan Raceway, Mich.
Rounds 13 & 14, Sept. 18-19, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ohio
Rounds 15 & 16, Oct. 8-9, Lime Rock Park