Someone Added Me to the Skip Barber Racing School Mailing List, I like it!

Earlier this month I started getting e-mails from Skip Barber Racing School. The first one said that they haven’t heard from me in a while and that I should learn more about their programs. Subsequent e-mails promised to help me spend my tax return with a 25% discount on a variety of events they offer around the country. The latest one claims that Sportscar Racing is within reach…

How I wish that was true!

The last time I remember subscribing to their mailing list was when I was looking for a new job in late 2008. Right around the time I got the idea to vacation in Australia which turned into a wonderful working holiday trip abroad that started my adventures in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. I’m pretty sure I had send Skip Barber an e-mail looking for some work, but obviously never heard back. I wish they would have at least responded about the volunteering possibilities, especially since Skip Barber owns Lime Rock Park and they always need marshals. But for whatever reasons the business side of the racing school and the volunteering requirements of the circuit don’t seem to be aligned.

But I respect Skip Barber Racing School and will paste the e-mail I got below so hopefully someone else may find it useful information. For me racing school participation was and continues to be way out of reach. I’m having a hard time volunteering due to budget constraints.

Sportscar Racing Is Within Reach

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photo: Skip Barber Racing School

 

Whether you’ve always wanted to try Sportscar racing, or just looking for ways to sharpen your skills on track, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Finesse your racing skills by learning from the best instructors in the world at some of the most famed tracks in the country.
Book Your Seat Today! 800.221.1131 or visit skipbarber.com
Check out some of the program options for we have to offer:

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photo: Skip Barber Racing School
Intro To Racing School 
Our Intro To Racing School program is the easiest way to hop in the driver’s seat of an MX-5 Cup car and sample what the world of Skip Barber Racing has to offer. Based on our popular 1 DayRacing School, the three hour Intro to Racing curriculum begins with a detailed vehicle dynamics lesson that will teach participants the fundamentals of professional racing. Participants then head to the race track where they take to the wheel of our MX-5 Cup cars in intense lead-follow sessions.

Program

Track

Program Date

Cost
MX5 Intro to Racing
ROAD ATLANTA
7/6/2015
$595
MX5 Intro to Racing
ROAD ATLANTA
7/7/2015
$595
MX5 Intro to Racing
ROAD ATLANTA
7/8/2015
$595
MX5 Intro to Racing
ROAD ATLANTA
7/9/2015
$595
MX5 Intro to Racing
SEBRING NEW COURSE
7/20/2015
$595
1 Day Racing School 
The 1 Day Racing School is the perfect program for a person new to racing. This day long experience allows the driver to experience the  Mazda Miata based MX-5 Cup Car. This schoolbegins with an in-depth classroom session going over the racing line and vehicle dynamics. The program rapidly picks up the pace as you experience the thrill of the MX-5 Cup Car. This is the ideal program for helping the motorsport enthusiast.

Program

Track

Program Date

Cost

1 Day Racing School – MX5 Only
ROAD ATLANTA
7/9/2015
$2195
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photo: Skip Barber Racing School
3 Day Racing School
The 3 Day Racing School is every driver’s  gateway to motorsports and racing. This is Skip Barber RacingSchool’s  signature product – with a curriculum that combines classroom sessions with practical hands on seat time. The 3 Day Racing School is a prerequisite for racers interested in obtaining a club, professional or international racing license. In this unique program, students master the fundamentals of racing in classroom and driving sessions. The cars used in the program are either the Formula Skip Barber 2000 open wheel single-seater or MX-5 Cup cars. The MX-5 Cup car has braking and cornering capabilities that vastly exceed any street or sports car. 1 in 3 professional racecar drivers in motorsports is a 3 Day RacingSchool Graduate. So whether you want to be a pro, or just drive like one, it all starts with the 3 Day RacingSchool.
Program
Track
Program Start
Cost
Mazdaspeed MX5 3 Day Racing School
ROAD ATLANTA
6/10/2015
$4,725
Mazdaspeed MX5 3 Day Racing School
ROAD ATLANTA
7/6/2015
$4,725
Mazdaspeed MX5 3 Day Racing School
SEBRING NEW COURSE
7/20/2015
$3,845
Mazdaspeed MX5 3 Day Racing School
ROAD ATLANTA
8/17/2015
$4,725
Mazdaspeed MX5 3 Day Racing School
SEBRING NEW COURSE
9/28/2015
$3,845
2 Day Advanced Racing School

  • The 2 Day Advanced Racing School is just as it sounds, advanced. This school picks up right where the 3 Day Racing School leaves off and helps the participant transition from student to racer. In this school, students are able to polish the skill sets developed, while adding speed and consistency.
  • Upon the successful completion of the 2 Day Advanced Racing School, graduates are eligible to compete in the Skip Barber MX-5 MAZDASPEED Challenge.
Program
Track
Program Start
Cost
Mazdaspeed MX5 2 Day Advanced
ROAD ATLANTA
8/20/2015
$4,175
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photo: Skip Barber Racing School
5290 Winder Highway | Braselton, GA 30517 US
800.221.1131

Best of luck to Skip Barber Racing School for recruiting new participants. And remember if people can’t afford to go racing, entice them to come out and volunteer!

Tracks around the country and the world could certainly use some more newbies…