SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n officials announced Monday that the Skip Barber Racing School is now the official racing school of the series.
Founded by John ‘Skip’ Barber more than 45 years ago in 1975, the school has maintained its position as the gateway to motorsports since inception.
“As the only vintage racing organization with a national platform, we think Skip Barber is the perfect fit with us because of their national footprint,” said Tony Parella, SVRA CEO and majority owner of the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli. “Their schools operate at many of the same tracks on our schedule, such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, Sebring, Road Atlanta, and, of course, Lime Rock Park. This partnership expands our commitment to provide convenient, high-quality solutions to our members seeking racing licenses from an accredited school with a terrific history.”
Skip Barber Racing School alumni have earned podiums in all facets of motorsports, including NASCAR, IndyCar, SCCA, SRO World Challenge, USAC and IMSA. A full third of the drivers in the Indianapolis 500 starting field for the last 30 years have earned their licenses through Skip Barber. The list of drivers at the sport’s top levels includes Juan Pablo Montoya, Josef Newgarden, Danica Patrick, A.J. Allmendinger, Jeff Gordon, Colton Herta, and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
“We are excited to join SVRA in our missions to support racers and offer world-class instruction to all experience levels,” said Anthony DeMonte, CEO of SBRS. “With a rich racing legacy to match the iconic cars competing in SVRA, SBRS offers multiple ways to serve SVRA members’ needs, whether it is with a racing school license, progressive customer racing series, or a custom corporate event.”