Skip Barber Racing School is now providing more motorsports scholarships than before, with the addition of more prizes for more Karting Scholarship Shootout participants, as well as adding another scholarship shootout event to the calendar: The Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout, an event that will award young drivers with racing experience the same opportunity to compete for over $110,000 in scholarships.
With an entry fee of $2,500, the first Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout will be available to racers who are 25 years of age or younger and participants of the current Western, Southern and Summer championships (see below for requirements). The event will take place Nov. 4-6, 2011 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the winner will receive a full Seasonal Scholarship for 2012. The other top nine drivers will receive scholarship funds to compete in the upcoming season of Skip Barber Race Series events.
These changes solidify the Skip Barber Racing School Scholarship Ladder, rewarding young racers who are dedicated to their craft and work their way through the successful system that has proven results.
The ladder will start with the Karting Scholarship Shootout, an event that has been instrumental for 15 years in helping karters make the first step into motorsports. The winner of the 2011 Karting Scholarship Shootout will receive a scholarship to compete in the full 2012 Skip Barber Race Series of their choice. The other top nine drivers will receive scholarship funds to compete in 2012 Skip Barber Race Series events.
At the end of the 2012 year, the top 10 competitors of each Race Series championship will be invited to compete at no cost in the Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout: a three-day event where participants will be evaluated on their overall performance. The winner will receive a scholarship to compete in the full 2013 USF2000 race season and second through seventh place will receive funds to compete in 2013 Skip Barber Race Series events.
Skip Barber Race Series Champion Shootout Awards:
2011: 1st place: Full 2012 Skip Barber Race Series Season
2012: 1st place: Full 2013 USF2000 Scholarship
2nd place: $30,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $26,000 Race Series Scholarship
4th place: $20,000 Race Series Scholarship
5th place: $15,200 Race Series Scholarship
6th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
7th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2012 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events.